Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Stitching Retreat at Lake Shetek

Good Morning Everyone!

I got back for Lake Shetek on Sunday afternoon and I am just now getting things put away. I didn't have to work at the Post Office yesterday so I chose to spend it with my grandchildren. We had a great time, we went out for lunch, and then hung out at the shop. 

The boys sprayed out the beans and cleaned out the combine for grandpa.
And my granddaughter took a nap.
Well now on to the stitching stuff.

Jill and I packed up and left after she got off work on Wednesday night. 
Thursday morning we woke up to this beautiful sight!
Thursday Morning

Saturday Morning


American Flag Quilt Sampler
Finished backstitching Mississippi and completed Illinois
Here is We Three Kings before and after
I put in about 540 stitches
Sunflower Dishtowel
This towel I started a very long time ago. So this weekend I
worked on it and backstitched the flowers . 

And last but not least
Woodland Folk
I finished back stitching the little fox and got the squirrel done 
A picture from where I was sitting and working

This was the deck right out side our work area - there are 2
squirrels playing on it.

And these are the towels that my daughter made for me to hang on my stove.
Aren't they cute.
Well there are a lot more pictures and stories to show and tell but I need to get to work so off I go for now.
Happy Stitching
Denise


Friday, October 3, 2014

It's about TIME!

Good Morning Everyone!
Wow I haven't posted since July 28th and boy have I been busy. 
Get comfortable and enjoy my update.

I had a small finish on the 6th of August
Winter's Eve
Country Cottage Needleworks
JCS Christmas Ornaments 2006
Started 8/1/14
Completed 8/6/14
Finished size 4x4
Isn't it the cutest little ornament!

Next we had family visit from CO. So we had a full house!

The kids always want to sleep at our house and the parent are up at my in-laws house. It is so much fun spending time with them!

Sitting on the deck visiting

During July and Aug are our busy time with truck pulls. We had one just about every weekend .
We ended in Aug with our big family camping trip to Prairie Village and several nights of tractor and truck pulls.  Here are some pictures from our weekend.
Kay and her girls
SIL, DIL, and my Son and I can't quite tell who is laying on the ground
And we had a fire in the Pulling Truck
Lots of excitement there!
The 6th of Sept was my oldest grandsons birthday. OMG he turned 12 this year, I can't believe how the time has just flown by. That was a busy Saturday - First we went and watched the birthday boy and his brother play football (there first game of the season)
This is the birthday boy, he is the one with his hand on the football
I won't bore you with any more pics of the football game, lets just say I took a lot of pics of my two grandsons. Then we went to my daughter's house and had cake and ice cream and watched Trey open his gifts.
My husband & I Left from there and headed to Milbank, SD to attend a wedding of friends of ours. It was far enough away that we stay overnight and came back on Sunday. We had a great time !
The happy couple entering the reception hall.

Two weeks later we attended another wedding in Storm Lake, Iowa. Sorry no pics of the happy couple because I forgot to pack my camera. But again we had a great time!

We have one more wedding coming up but my husband will be going to that one by himself because I will be attending an annual weekend stitching retreat at Lake Shetek. My oldest daughter Jill will be going also. We are so looking forward to this get away!!!

The following pictures are of some of the things I have been working on and have not finished yet.
Another Christmas Block (only 8 more to go)

This small table runner I started last year and made a mistake
on one of the end pieces. I finally took it apart and resewed
it. It is now quilted and ready for the binding.
I have the top done of this round Christmas table topper.

 Last but not least is a birth sampler that I am working on for my great nephew
It is called Woodland Folk
There will be 6 little creatures sitting on the log when I get it done. 

Well there you have it in a nut shell!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Happy Stitching
Denise



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