Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Miss Margaret and a little soreness

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. I wasn't able to spend as much time with my needle as I would have liked. I have to blame part of that on having my nose stuck in Breaking Dawn, the last book in the Twilight series. Too good to put down.
I'm getting that antsy feeling about Margaret. I just want to finish her and move on to something new. I need to enjoy the process more and not worry so much about getting to everything that I want to stitch in this lifetime. I have to work on that.
We spent Saturday at one of the lakes north east of Phoenix. Here's a little trivia for you. There are more boats here in AZ., than anywhere else, and they were all in water somewhere. It was a beautiful day, not too hot, just nice. I squeezed in a bit of stitching on Sunday, in between running errands. Yesterday, my husband and I headed out early for a bike ride. Here is my bike or what I call the "Limecycle". That weird looking thing on the handle bars is for my basket. We ended up riding around twenty miles altogether. The city that we live in has some nice parks and wonderful bike trails. Along the path I saw Mallard ducks with their little ones, a bunny, several fish in the canals, an Owl, numerous cows and dogs, and even a fairly good size lizard. Quite the variety. I expected to be very sore today, but surprisingly I'm not that bad. It was worth it anyway. I'm way behind in my blog reading, so I'm off to see what you have all been up to.

22 comments:

Margaret said...

Tanya, you put me to shame -- 20 miles on a bike! I think if I rode 1 mile I'd be sore! lol! I love how Margaret is looking. I'm determined my next project will be a Brenda Keyes piece.

Deb said...

Miss Margaret is looking wonderful but I know how you feel about getting on to something else - I'm at that point with the City Stitcher A&E. And I'm totally surprised by the boat statistic - living in Great Lakes I thought that we had that distinction, but maybe not - you can have a boat out a lot longer in AZ. And good grief, 20 miles on a bike. I'm with Margaret - l mile and I'm done for.

Alice said...

I was delighted to discover that I have Brenda's book with Miss Margaret in it. I clean forgot I had it. It really is a lovely pattern and you have made good progress. Now that bike could have been mine as I love everything in green. Sounds like you had a super weekend. You go girl!!
Alice

pammyjo said...

I have just come across your blog again. I love visiting. Your Miss Margaret is looking wonderful. Why is it we get that ansty feeling with time consuming projects. I so want the finished product I just can barely wait while I'm stitching. Hmmm? I truly need to get a grip on that too. Beautiful work. :)

Nicole said...

Margaret is beautiful! I know all about that antsy feeling. You are usually so good. We really are rubbing off on you! LOL!

samplerlover said...

Miss Margaret is coming along beautifully. She is such a beautiful sampler.
Know that feeling really well. I get to a certain stage with a sampler and then I want to get onto something else. - Sandra.

Kit said...

20 miles! I would still be looking for the the lung that fell out along the way! Miss Margaret is beautiful, I can't wait to see it finished.

Glenna said...

Oh, I love your comfy-looking bike! I've seen that style (girl frame, nice normal handlebars) at the bike store and have wanted one, because my bike, going on 20 years now, is a hard, stiff touring bike--completely uncomfortable. But because it's in such good shape, I can't justify another.

I know what you mean about enjoying the process and not worrying about stitching everyhing we want. But I hear the little voice going "hurry, hurry" in my ear as I stitch. Margaret is lovely though, and I particularly like the house!

ivoryspring said...

Margaret is looking good!

Melissa said...

I like that "Limecycle". It looks really cool. Just attach an extra motor, and I'll do those 20 miles!

Margaret is looking great.

Sherry said...

No way I could ride a bike around my block much less 20 miles! Margaret just looks wonderful! You are coming along much faster on her than I would be! I am so slow these days!

mainely stitching said...

Your bike is so cool! I want my next one to be lime colored, too! :)

Siobhan said...

I'm with Margaret... I could manage one mile and I'd be sore for days afterwards. YGG! Miss Margaret looks great.

Michelle said...

Love your green bike! What a fun weekend. Margaret is looking beautiful!

Tammy said...

Love the Limecycle! And I envy your 20 miles of riding-that sounds like a perfectly lovely day. Miss Margaret is so so beautiful! Awesome progress on her.

Katrina said...

Tanya, you have turbo needles. Love Miss Margaret :-).

Fun bike, I am not sure I could ride 20 miles, you are awesome.

Cindy F. said...

I'm really enjoying watching Miss Margaret's progress. This is a beautiful design!
20 miles on a bike! Oh wow! YOU GO GIRL!!!

Julie's Keepsakes said...

I told you the Twilight series was addictive. I'm impressed you're already at Breaking Dawn. When did you finish New Moon?

Your sampler looks simply lovely. What's next on your stitching agenda?

Tanya said...

I love the color of your bike. 20 miles though, all I can say is YGG!
Miss Margaret is coming right along. You will have her finished in no time.

Brigitte said...

Your Margaret is a wondereful piece and you made some good progress on her. I know the feeling when you want to stitch on more than one project at once, lol. Don't we all?

Kim said...

I love the bike!!! Will be nice to see Margaret continue to unfold! I need to get busy w/my needle so I can start another one. I'm right there with you on remembering to enjoy the process. Sometimes the stash beckons too loudly! Have a great day! :o)

MyLifesAStitch said...

Miss Margaret looks great (as do all your projects)!! Your bike ride sounds like a really lovely way to sepnd a day - and I looove your bike.