Tuesday, April 15, 2014

King #2 Done - Happy Dance

Good Morning Everyone!
I have an update this morning!

I completed the 2nd king, well the cross stitching and backstitching is done. When I complete the 3rd king I will then add all the beads. I do intend to start the 3rd king today, but not sure how much I will complete this week because of work and activities planned for the evenings and of course this weekend is Easter. I think I will work on We Three Kings until the end of the month and then I will decide if I will keep going on it or go back to American Flag Quilt Sampler.
Thats about it for today.
Happy Easter
and
Happy Stitching
Denise


Thursday, April 10, 2014

2nd Finish of 2014

Good Morning Everyone!
Beautiful weather the last few days and I it's suppose to stick around. Finally winter is gone!!!!!!

Well I finished Bee Joyful the other day but I am just getting it posted.
Heres a picture
Bee Joyful
Country Cottage Needleworks
28  ct Lambswool Linen
called for floss
Started - 3-27-14
Finished 4-8-14
I put American Flag Quilt Sampler await for a while and pulled We Three Kings out. Really need to get work done on this piece. 
The middle king is done except for backstitching and beads, the left side king is just about done with the cross stitching part, just have the head and crown  then it will be on to the third and final king. We will see how long I work on it. This material is very hard to work with, slow going!

Well I have some errands to run this morning, and hopefully this afternoon will be filled with stitching.
I will be back Monday with an update on We Three Kings. 

Happy Stitching 
Denise

Monday, April 7, 2014

Short and Sweet

Good Morning Everyone!
I think spring has finally come to South Dakota! YA!
Yesterday was beautiful, we spent another day at the shop with some of the family. They were on a mission to find as much mud as they could with there 4 wheelers and they succeeded. Then of course we grilled out and filled everyone's belly.
 
Well here is my update for the past week. I have added a little over 1300 stitches to this piece. I wish I had more time,( dividing my time between all my other hobbies is the problem) I feel I should have had this piece done it is such a easy stitch. But any way here is where I am as of this morning.
 
Hope to have this one completed in the next couple of days
 
Well I am off to start my spring cleaning. The entryway (aka mudroom, Laundry room and dogs bedroom) is on the agenda today. Then I give myself permission to sit and stitch this afternoon!
 
Hope everyone has a great week
Happy Stitching
Denise

Monday, March 31, 2014

New Start and a Beautiful Weekend

Good Morning Everyone!
What a Beautiful weekend we had! We grilled some meat and potatoes and sat out side and enjoyed the sunshine. Today is going to be another story. It is suppose to be around 60 degrees by noon but go down hill from there and by 7-8 this evening it should be around in the 30's and a blizzard warning is in the forecast. In our area they say we could get 1-4 inches of snow.
Ok back to our beautiful weekend. Here are a few pictures that I took, as you can see my focus is my granddaughter,( imagine that).
 
She loves her bunny ears!

Taking a walk down to the shop to see grandpa.

Aunt Kay and Sharlee


Aunt Heidi and Sharlee had just gotten back from a ride on the 4wheeler
 
These next pictures are of Sharlee helping grandpa sweep the shop.

notice her outfit - she dressed herself and we didn't argue.

 
Now for my stitching, I decided to start something new.
I thought if I stitched something spring it would help with the weather outside, but not so much.
 

Country Cottage Needleworks
Bee Joyful
 
I am using the called for fabric of 28 ct Lambswool Linen and the called for threads. I have had this project kitted up for some time. It is an easy stitch, so I should have it done this week. Here is what the finish will look like.
 
 
Well that is about it for this morning. I have a few things to get done then off to town to drop my income taxes of at the accountants - nothing like waiting to the last minute to get them in. I am hoping to get back home before the snow hit.
 
Enjoy your week!
Happy Stitching!
Denise


 


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Just Another Update

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone!
 
I woke up Sunday morning and walk in my living room to find what looked like a pile of blankets.
but when I lifted the blanket up I found my grandson all balled up underneath
Not sure if he was cold or if he sleeps that way at home. We had a great time this weekend with the boys. Took them out to eat a couple of times and Gavin (the one in these pictures) was so excited because Grandpa taught him how to drive the skid steer around the farm. He will turn 10 in April.
 
This week I am back to part time work - but I am catching up on stuff here at home that I got behind on while I was working full time.
 
American Flag Quilt Sampler is coming along - here are some pictures.


All of the blue words are done with an eyelet stitch which is very time consuming. I think that is one of the reason I have enjoyed this piece is because there are different stitches in it.
I think I will work on this piece until the end of the month and then pull out We Three Kings and put some time in on it. So that gives me about 6 more day on this piece. I think I need a change, I have been working on American Flag since Dec 8.
 
Well my dishes are begging to get done and the rest of the day will be spent on my farm bookkeeping, can't get much more fun than that.
 
Have a great week!
Happy Stitching
Denise
 


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