Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Good Morning Everyone !
We had an awesome 4th of July and I hope everyone else did also!

I tried to post a blog a couple of days ago and for some reason I kept getting error messages so I just gave up and decided to try again this morning and so far so good. The real test will come when I go to publish it.

To start with I finished my butterfly 
Rose Wings by Just Nan
28ct taupe cashel  linen
Called for DMC floss and beads
Started 6/19/13
Finished 6/26/13
I have it framed and hanging on the wall but have not taken a picture of it finished finished yet.

After finishing that up I wanted to do something for the 4th of July, well I didn't get it done. I actually started this one on the 7th of January 2012 as part of the Crazy January Challenge 2012. I completed about 60 stitches and hadn't touch it since. 
this is as of 7/2/13
USA Tall Trios by the Trilogy
32 ct belfast linen
called for WDW floss
Started 1/7/12
I plan to finish this on into a pin keep when I get it completed. I did stop stitching on it because a traveling pattern came in the mail and I was so excited about it that I started it right away so that I could pass it on to the next luck stitcher. I had contacted Lynda at to see if I could join in the fun of stitching this traveling pattern. And she said I was next in line. And received it on July 2nd and started working on that afternoon. Its called The Busy Needle, and I have been wanting to stitch it ever since I seen it on Beckys blog.
So here is what I have completed so far

I did not do any stitching yesterday on the 4th because we were on the go all day. I started the day at 6:30 mowing the house yard and the shop yard, then we left the house at 10:00 to head to the pickup pull that we go to every 4th of July. We had a great time with our kids, grandkids and friends.
my granddaughter had her 4th of July headband on to help  celebrate the day

my grand son - I think he was asking for money to go get something to eat or drink

Loading weights for the next pull

and there is even some neck rubbing going on as we watch the pull.
this is my daughter getting her nick rubbed by her uncle.
It will probably be a week of two before I post again as next weekend (7/13/13) my son is getting married. So will be busy getting last minute things done and family from out of state will be around. Busy, busy, busy!!!! But can't for there special day!

Until next time 
Happy Stitching


cucki said...

Sweet stitches..
Happy weekend x

Catherine said...

Hope all goes well with the wedding!! Looking forward to reading all about it!

Sarah in Stitches said...

That butterfly is a beautiful finish, and I love your progress on the little patriotic pinkeep. It's so Americana and happy!

Marsha said...

I love Just Nan designs. They are so pretty. Thanks for following my blog. I'm following you now. Good luck with the wedding. My son got married over Memorial Day weekend. Breathe, and have fun!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely butterfly!!

SoCal Debbie said...

The butterfly is beautiful! I like your Patriotic stitch. What a good idea to start stitching it again for the 4th of July. I also have several unfinished starts from CJC 2012 and 2013. It's almost time to start planning for CJC 2014! LOL

Penny said...

Lovely stitches! Looks like you had a great holiday with family. :) And a wedding - how exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Denise

Beautiful finish and a lovely wip!
your photos are lovely, looks like everyone had a great time.
Happy weekend (:

Shebafudge said...

Lovely progress and Rose Wings looks beautiful :)

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