Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Update & Tulip Festival

I have been putting a few stitches in since my last up date but not as many as I would have like to.
First up is Blooming with Inspiration
Just got the red boarder and started one of the flowers done. not much done put I hope to pick it up again and work on it after I finish up a project I started on the 25th.
before


as of 4/30/12

From Samplers & Santas
The last line that I have to stitch on this piece is
Forever in my Heart.
I should have it completed sometime today, I already have the frame for it, so a finish is in sight.

Thursday my sister, niece & great niece went to Pella, Iowa to visit my other niece and to attend the Tulip Festival. But the tulips had already bloomed and so we didn't get to see very many flowers this year. But we had a great time spending time together and spoiling the baby. The following pictures are from our weekend together and some are from the parade that we watched on Saturday.
Amaya

Uncle Nate talking to Amaya

My niece Chrissy, my sister Darla,
my niece Courtney and her daughter Amaya.
The following pictures are from the parade.
at the beginning of the parade they had the cleaning
of the street  

this little guy even had a pipe in his mouth


they had a group called parade of babies


Tulip Queen

Mayor



costumes of the different counties
there wooden shoe salesman

this float was from the place that my niece Chrissy works at.


 Well these are only a few of the pictures that I took from our weekend in Pella. The time there went way too fast. I got back home on Sunday evening so Monday was spent cleaning and catching up on laundry and today I need to go and stock up on groceries.

Hope everyone has a great week!
Happy Stitching
Denise

5 comments:

Milly said...

Hello

Great progress on your WIPs.

Lovely photos and a very sweet baby!

SoCal Debbie said...

Blooming with Inspiration is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics of the parade! It looked like a lot of fun.

butterfly said...

Your stitching looks great Denise, looks like you had a great time with your family, hugs.

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely photos, Denise. Glad you had some time with family. And, if I remember right, Amaya means Night Rain in Japanese. Pretty name!

Penny said...

Lovely stitching, Denise! Sounds like you had a great time with your family. Amaya looks like a sweetie. :)

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