Saturday, July 12, 2014

Good Evening Everyone!
Today was a warm one so I was inside most of this afternoon. I got my mowing done this morning while it was still comfortable outside.
In my last post I told you all about our medical stuff going on and I am happy to report that everyone is on the mend and feeling much better. My husband and grandson still have some healing to do but they are doing great.
Our 4th of July was spent at a small town celebration - we have attended this celebration for about 10 years. And our whole family usually attends 
getting a ride before the pull starts

Sharlee showing off her new swimming suit.
sitting in the shade before the pull started

making it down the track

one of the tractors that is pulling

Now on to some of my stitching projects that I have worked on.
I worked on Woodland folks a little bit and then decided I needed to enlarge the chart so I could see it better. But here is a picture of my progress so far.
all the grass is done

started on the wooden log

While I was waiting to get the chart enlarged I worked on Prairie Gardens
 
As you can see I had a lot more completed on this square but miscounted and I just could not make it work with out pulling out all the stitches and start over on it. I have it all frogged and started over, this time I started on the bottom of the square. That seems to work the best for me.

The other thing that I worked on was some Christmas Wreaths & Stars Quilt blocks
January, February, & March Blocks

January - Bear Paw Wreath
February - Snowflake Star
March - Pinwheel Wreath
Well that is about it for me tonight - time to get ready for bed
I hope everyone enjoys there Sunday!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Update and New Start

Good Morning Everyone!
Lots to update you on, 
Last week was a week of medical stuff and not for me this time.
First my grandson broke his nose and had to have surgery to fix it.
He got hit by a golf ball, poor kid. But he is doing good and is healing fast.


Our next medical situation was that my husband had to have surgery for a hernia.
It was a same day surgery and he is also doing fine but is not allowed to do any heavy lifting yet.

The same day of the surgery my daughter sent me a picture of our granddaughter, she had been playing out side the night before and got bitten up by bugs and her eyes were swollen shut. A little bit of benadryl  and ice packs and she back to normal.
So things happen in 3's so we should be good for a while now.

So on to some stitching stuff.
Here is the material I found to finish this pin keep with, what do you think?


More progress on Prairie Garden


And a new start
This is a piece that I am doing for my niece's new little man, Zachary.
This piece is called Woodland Folks by Lee Holland and DMC.
This is what it will look like when completed
I will be putting some clouds above the animal and stitching his name and birth date on it to make it a birth sampler. Aren't those little animals just the cutest things.

On Sunday we had a family reunion at the park, and we celebrated a couple of miles stone also.
First was my aunt and uncles 50th wedding anniversary 

And my mom's cousin's 80th birthday

The highlight of the afternoon was when my twin brother took another one of the cousins for a ride on his Harley. She was so excited and loved it.


Well that is all I have for you today!
Time to get some work done.
Happy Stitching
Denise



Monday, June 16, 2014

Found a Cute Freebie

Good Morning Everyone!
The sun is shining at the moment but we are suppose to get thunderstorms and bad weather later today. There has been some flooding lately but has not affected us directly, but who's to say what will happen if this rain does not let up soon.

Stitching Update 

I was trying to catch up on my blog reading and I came across a Free Pattern that I thought was very cute so I stitched it up in a couple of days. You can find the pattern HERE

Fourth of July Heart 
by Sandy in Montana
I used fabric from stash
25 ct Floba Oatmeal
and fibers I picked
 WDW - Snowflake, GAST- Cranberry, GAST- Presidential Blue and DMC black to backstitch.
I plan to finish this into a pinkeep. Now to look in my stash of material and see if I have any thing that will work or do I get to go shopping.

Here is an up date on my Prairie Gardens
One more flower done and one almost done.



A couple of nights ago I took this picture of the full moon, not quite the picture I was trying to get. It was kinda cloudy and hazing out. Need to practice on my night time photo shots.

And last night it was so nice out that I went out to sit on my deck for awhile and this is what I saw.
You might think so what a bunch of people playing baseball, well you have to remember I live out in the country with no neighbors around for miles. I am used to going out side and listening to the birds and cows. It was fun to watch them and hear there yelling and cheering.

Well the house work is yelling to get done, I hope everyone has a great week!
Happy Stitching 
Denise

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Month in Pictures

Good Morning Everyone!
Since my last post I have been busy busy busy!
Stitching and spending time with the grand kids.

On the 15th of May I went with the 4th, 5th & 6th graders bowling
what a hoot! And they had so much fun. Then it was off to the park for a picnic lunch.


I had intended to do an update on May 20th 
I had finished the sunflower on 
A Prairie Garden


 On the 25th we had our first truck pull of the season.
This is my son, TJ driving and my SIL, Travis riding in the passenger seat.


Finished the purple flower on the 27th, 
again I had planned to post an update and it didn't get done. 
 I started these little ornaments last year and never finished them.
So I got two more of them done
8 Maids of Milking and 9 Ladies Dancing
Just have 10, 11 12 days of Christmas left

 My daughter and SIL  went on vacation with some other couples so I had their kids for the weekend.
What fun we had spoiling them!
On the 29th I took the grand kids to the swimming pool for an afternoon of fun.
 Sharlee and Trey covering Gavin in sand


Not only did I have the kids but we had the pleasure of taking care of their 6 month old puppy,
Buddy. He doesn't look like a puppy but he sure act like one. he is all over the place and has to be watched closer than the kids. But is so lovable!

Monday Kay and I took the kids to the zoo. The main reason I wanted to go was because they have a new baby giraffe. It was so cute but hard to get a good picture of it.


After the zoo we went to the park for a picnic lunch and let the kid play on all the fun stuff.
 This is Gavin telling time on the sun dial they have in the park.
You stand on the month of the year and hold your arms up and your shadow will land on the time of day that it is. 
Pretty cool!

And this is my progress of A Prairie Garden as of this morning. 

Well that's about it for now, I have to work this afternoon so for the rest of the morning I will be stitching.
Have a Great Day!!!!!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Monday, May 12, 2014

Good Morning Everyone!
I hope all you Mom's out there had a great Mother's Day! I know that I did. All of my kids were here to see me and gave me some very special gifts, want to see?
I also got a Zero Gravity Chair, which I did not get a picture of yet. But I did spend some time in it this weekend. They are really comfy!
We have had a lot going on this week 

To start with we have had a lot of calves being born that needed to be tagged, banded and sorted into other lots.

Thursday night our granddaughter, Sharlee had her Preschool Celebration
She is so excited to be going to Kindergarten next year.
 Here is one of the many pictures that I took. She was singing a song and doing hand gestures.

My husband's brother and his wife came from WY for a short visit so lots of visiting with friends and relatives.

Now on to some stitchy stuff!
A Prairie Garden
 more of the boarder done
and the second square of flowers

And the reason I don't have more cross stitching done is because I decided to work on a table runner that I started awhile ago.
I have not got the quilting or backing on yet. I am planning on doing that this week sometime.

And I also spend some time working on my family's Genealogy which I can spend days on end doing. And I do believe that is what I will be doing today also.
So as my Husbands say "I am off in search of dead people"

Have a great week 
Happy Stitching
Denise  

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