Monday, July 28, 2014

American Flag Quilt Sampler update

Good Morning Everyone!
This past weekend was spent working on American Flag Quilt Sampler. I have not worked on this piece since March 25th. Here is what I got done.
Indiana is complete and Mississippi just needs to be back-stitched.

I intend to finish the back-stitching on Mississippi then it will be put away so that I can work on Woodland folks for the rest of the week.

Here is what AFQS looks like at this point.


Well that's about all for me this chilly Monday morning!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Thread the Needle Day!


Did you know that today was Thread the Needle Day? Yep I looked it up and it truly is!

And here is my happy dance - look what I finished last night while watching TV.

Yep finished the last 3 corners last night, it already to be framed.

Well I am off to get groceries and calf feed (sounds like fun don't it) this morning before it gets hot this afternoon
Happy Stitching
Denise

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Update, Ebay, and Camping

Good Morning Everyone!
The weather here in my part of the world has been great! A few hot days but nothing unbearable. Today we have sun and a slight breeze, so I am sitting on the deck with my coffee as I work on this post.

First off to update you on what I have  been stitching the past couple of weeks.
Prairie Gardens
Remember in my last post I was frogging because I miss counted
And now I have restitched  and completed that square and
started another one
Woodland Folks
This was as of July 12

And I have a little bit more dark brown completed 

And a new start and almost finish is 
hip hip Hurrah by
Bent Creek

I saw this on someone else's blog and loved it, I googled it, found one on ebay. I was the only person that bid on it so I won it and it came in the mail on Thursday (July 17th) and I started on Friday.
All I have left to do is the 3 corners and it will be done. It was an easy stitch!! Love Love Love it!!!

I also have been cleaning up my stitching room and decided to part with some of my patterns that I know that I will never stitch or have stitch but won't stitch again. I have listed over 50 patterns on ebay and plan to go through more of my stuff and list them as well. So if you are interested you can check my stuff out HERE.


One Last picture for you, This was taken last weekend while we were camping. 
This was in the morning after we woke them up so we could head home. A few of them still look a little bit sleepy, but I got a few smiles for the camera. 

Well I am off to get ready for an afternoon at the Post Office.
Everyone have a great day
Happy Stitching
Denise

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



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