Thursday, January 24, 2008

Rob's RR, etc.

This week I've been concentrating on getting Rob's NRR finished as the mailing date is fast approaching. Rob has a seaside theme going on and my stash is sadly lacking in such motifs. But I was able to find a lighthouse on a bluff and I swapped out the little "shed" at the base for a house. More details on the designs will be posted when the block is finished. So far, I'm pretty happy with it, but more importantly, I hope Rob will be pleased.

The christening gown project has been set aside as I completed the smocking a few days ago. It hardly took any time at all as it's such a simple, simple, simple design. But as soon as Rob's rr is in the mail, I'll have to get the embroidery designs transferred so I can get going on that part. I can't tell you how much I've missed smocking!

Along with most of the country, we're in the middle of a cold snap. Now that we've had these frigid temps for about a week, I think I'm acclimating to it a bit. But only because we've had sunshine along with it. Somehow it feels a bit warmer. :)

I had a huge disappointment last evening when I was downloading the new update from Apple for my little ipod nano. After the download, the video screen was all messed up. My resident experts got involved, we did all the resets, etc. with no luck. So my son has loaned me the use of his old ipod (he has an itouch) until my nano is fixed or replaced. This morning I turned it on and the screen is working, but it messed up when transferring audio/podcasts. Argh!!! So I don't know. Maybe dh and I will have to stop at the Apple store when we go over to the west side next week.

Wishing you all a warm weekend!!

9 comments:

Barbara said...

Cool picture of the lighthouse! I really felt like I was looking up!

Mary said...

The lighthouse looks great, and so does the smocking. I miss it, too. I haven't done any in years...hope you don't forget how...

Lelia said...

Wonderful lighthouse. WOW. Really nice stitching!!!

Sorry to hear about the download issue on your ipod. I don't own one [tho DD loves hers], I so hope it can be resolved quickly.

lena-lou said...

The lighthouse looks nice Von :)
Love the smocking , so pretty !

Hope the ipod gets sorted soon for you

Dianne said...

Awesome lighthouse and smocking. You are so talented.
Bummer about your ipod too. I also don't own one. I think I want to try out Sirius radio instead. Hope you get it working again.

Rob said...

The picture of the lighthouse is great! I love the angle! I can't wait to see the rest!

Isabelle said...

Exquisite smocking, Von. When I have my first child, I might come over to your house and take a smocking lesson with you - OK? :)

Sharon said...

From what I can see Rob's RR looks wonderful! The smocking is beautiful. I hope that you get your ipod straightened out-it can be frustrating when you really like something and it starts to act funny.

Wawanna said...

Beautiful smoking! Can't wait to see what you are planning next! The light house is looking great, you will have that finished in no time! Arn't you the smart one! Enjoyed visiting your blog. Best wishes for your future projects.