Tuesday, July 30, 2013

One More Finish to add to my list

Good Morning Everyone!

Where did the last 2 weeks go? 
The last time that I posted we had just gotten through my sons wedding. What a great weekend that was!
I have not been doing a lot of stitching lately, but the one piece that I have been working on is finished just in time for my great nieces 1st birthday.
Giraffe Baby Girl Sampler
Tobin Home Crafts
Chrissy started this piece in Aug 2012 and handed it off to me in Sept to finish up for her.
The kit came with 14 ct aida but Chrissy chose  a piece of 28 ct linen and we used the thread that came with the kit. 
And I finished it last night (07-29-13)

A couple of reasons that I have not been stitching much lately is I have been working in my craft room putting in a new cupboard for my quilting material. I saw on pinterest that you could use comic book board and wrap you material around it and stand you fabric up so you can see what you have easier, kinda like walking in a quilt store but with smaller bolts of fabric. I will take pictures when its compete. And I also have been digging into my family history again. Always fun to find a missing piece of information that you have been looking for, and I have been organizing some of my paper copies and photos. 
But the needle is calling me but I am not sure what I will work on next, a WIP or start something new?
Decisions - Decisions!

Here are a few more pictures that I took at the wedding 





Well that's about all for today, time to go take my shower and start some laundry and pick up the house a little. My DH's brother is coming in from WY today and will be here until Sunday. They talk every week on the phone but haven't seen each other for a couple of years. Should be a fun week for my husband.

Happy Stitching!
Denise

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Finishes, Family,& Fun times Oh My!!!!!

Good Morning Everyone!

First of all I had the most wonderful weekend!
My son got married on Saturday to a wonderful young lady that we are proud to now call our daughter!
I took a ton of pictures but I won't bore you with a lot of them just a couple of my favorite ones.
The happy couple
My two beautiful daughters
My daughter and her family
We had a lot of family from out of state that came for the wedding and we enjoyed visiting with everyone! One memorable picture that we had taken was with the two people that stood up for my husband and I at our wedding 34 years ago.  Our best man lives in MN and my maid of honor lives 45 minutes south of us, so we its rare that the 4 of us are together. Boy have we all aged! ( I just might have to post then and now pictures)

Now on to the stitchy stuff!!!
I finished the traveling pattern that I received from Lynda, so here it is.
The Busy Needle by LHN
28 ct SandCastle   Linen
Called for floss
Started 7/2/13
Finished 7/6/13
about 1360 Stitches
I have not had a chance to stitch since I finished this piece until last night. I worked on USA.
All that I have left on this piece is the words Long
May it wave. And then I will make it into a
Pinkeep.
This last picture was taken on Thrusday , my grandkids brought me the pretty flowers there on the table for my 55th birthday. These guys always bring a smile to my face. I love them so much!!!

Well time to go to work for a little while.
Happy Stitching
Denise


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 http://acozylittleplaceforstitching.blogspot.com/ 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
Denise 

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