Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Big Finish

In one of my last blogs I said that I had put all my cross stitching away until I got my grand daughter birth sampler done well I did it. On Thursday all three grand children were here to spend the day with grandma. While my granddaughter took her nap I put the last stitches in. Boy did I do a quite happy dance (didn't want to wake her up). While I finished the birth sampler up my grandsons were mowing my yard for me, another ya for me (I hate to mow). Then I took them to there ball game and watch them win there second game. What a great day I had!
Here are some pictures of my finish and of the grandkids.
I love this little saying!







All framed and ready to hang
Stoney Creek Collection
Guardian Angel Birth Sampler
I am not sure what the fabric was,
it was some that I had in my stash.
It called for anchor floss but I use DMC


And my three beautiful grandchildren



Off to get ready for the parade in town and then this afternoon we have Sharlee's 2nd Birthday party. I am planning on working on my Santa picture sometime this weekend.

Happy Stitching everyone!
Denise

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lost Cause

Well I didn't get any stitching done today, we had a house full of people this morning and then we left for Canby, MN  for a pickup pull. ( pictures to follow) It was a beautiful day for the pull, no rain and the temp didn't get too hot. Enjoyed spending time with the middle daughter and her 3 step daughters.(pictures of them to follow also) The girls have always lived in town so to come to the farm is always so much fun for them.




This is a 1950 chevy pickup that my husband pulls during the summer months it our family summer fun!


The name of our truck is Lost Cause.
Its a long story on how it got its name, a story for some other time.

This is my daughter Kay and her 3 step daughters
enjoying a bite to eat as they watch the pull.

Kenzie giving me a cute look!

Kacee & Kenzie  playing with there DS's

Well I am diffenently ready for bed tonight so more on a later day.
Happy Stitching everyone!
Oh ya Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!!!!!!!!
Denise

It's Time to finish the Birth Sampler

Well my daughter had her last baby ( my granddaughter) June 29th 2009. We were all excited to find out she was a girl ( we have 2 grandsons). From the time I found out what she was having I was going through all my books and stash to find the perfect Birth Sampler. I did find a lot but none that my daughter liked. Then one day as we were shopping she found one she loved, it was from Stoney Creek collection called Guardian Angel Birth Sampler. One downfall was that it was charted with Anchor floss and I only use DMC, so I had to convert all the colors first before I got started. It was the first week in April of 2010 and I had good intentions to have it completed by her 1st birthday. Ya that never happened, not that I didn't try.The first month I went wild with it and got a lot done, my daughter was really impressed. Her first birthday came and went and I started and finished other projects. Its time to put everything away and work on this until its completed. And it will be finished and framed by her second birthday. I am posting a picture and as you can see I have to put her name and date and weight on the top and finish back stitching the angels dress and the back stitching the little blue bird. Oh and put her halo on her.
Sorry the picture is not the greatest, but as you can see I have completed quite a bit since I last post a picture of it (to the Left side of my blog). The verse on top says

MAY GOD
WHO LOVES ALL LITTLE ONES
LOOK DOWN FROM HEAVEN ABOVE
AND BLESS THIS BABY
WITH HIS GRACE
AND EVERLASTING LOVE

I feel like a bad grandma for not having this done sooner! Well I am off to bed, we have a busy weekend ahead of us. My middle daughter and her 3 step daughters are here to spend some time this weekend. And with her 3 kid and my other daughter's 3 kids we have a house full. ( there ages are 9, 8 , 7, 5, 4, & 2) Oh what fun we have!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More Cleaning & Stitching

After my last blog where I showed you my craft room all done, I started on my spare bedroom, because my son just moved his stuff out of there and into his own place. So now I am organizing all my family history papers, pictures, documents, & books that I have accumulated. I now have a place to work on my genealogy and not have it all over the dinning room.

I pulled out & worked on my Stoney Creek pattern of the month series that I started last year. I am working on December's ( Be Kind) and then all I have left is January's (Trust God) and I will have this one finished. I have a picture of this series on the left side of my blog Its not very clear so I will have to get some better pictures of it and post.

I also started a new project Thursday night. As I was cleaning my craft room I came across this book called Heavenly Cross Stitch by Marie Barber, in there I came across a pattern for a Santa (I usually try to cross stitch a Santa every year for Christmas) So my goal is to have it done by this Christmas to hang with the other ones.

Well that's about it for now I will post pics later in the week
Until then Happy Stitching
Denise

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Craft Room

Well since I lost my job a couple of weeks ago I have been cleaning spots that sometimes get neglected. One of those spots is my craft room, well yesterday I tackled it and have it once again organized enought to take some pictures to share with everyone. Its nothing fancy but its my special place.






I hope you enjoyed the tour or my craft room I think it time to go get some stitching done.
 My next blog will be updates on my WIP.

Happy Stitching
Denise

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