This weekend will be a busy one. We have football and concession stand duties as well as Sunday school. We also wanted to make it to the Deerfield Fair in my parents town. I worked this fair as a teenager and haven't been there in a long time. Care to guess where I worked?? Um, let's see, the NEEDLEWORK building. I did demos: braiding rugs, crochet, embroidery, punch needle during the fair and answered anyone's questions. I loved it and want to see if the building is still as big as it used to be. The last fair there were not many cross stitch or counted thread entries and I hope to see more. Very little time to stitch this weekend but I hope to cross a few stitches. Have a great Friday/ weekend my friends. Happy Stitching!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The kittens are 8 weeks old now and ready for first shots and then adoption. Lucy and Lizzie have already been adopted by a wonderful lady named Mary. She wanted siblings and she chose two very sweet little ladies. They will be going to their forever home on Friday and I know they have found a loving friend. Phoebe continues to be a wonderful mom, she lets all of her furbabies eat first and cleans up the scraps. She is patient with their kitten antics and tolerates being pounced on and attacked by her little ones. It has been a joy to have them in our care and I look forward to playing with them while I can. Leo continues to steal my heart and DeeDee and Jilly are so affectionate when they see me. It's very rewarding to have unconditional love.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog. I enjoy having someone to share my litte piece of the world with. Happy Stitching!
|Leo, DeeDee, Jilly-Boo|
|DeeDee ready to pounce|
Monday, September 19, 2011
FOOTBALL! My youngest little man is playing his first season and loving it. They have practice 2-3 evenings per week and a game Saturday and Sunday. As part of the youth organization they require parent volunteers and hubby and I worked the concession stand. We actually had a great time with lots of laughs. It's amazing to me that people were eating hamburgers/hotdogs at 9am but whatever! We grilled up 30 burgers and sold them all. We did get relieved from our duties in time to watch the last quarter where our number 27 sacked the quartback a couple of times. I am not the cheerleader type but boy did my heart swell when my little buddy's name was called our the loud speaker giving him credit for the sack. I was grinning ear to ear.
Yesterday, I stuffed goodie bags and prepared class kits for our upcoming retreat. Oh my are these ladies going to be spoiled. I hope everyone is prepared to stash enhance! Well time to start my day. Happy Stitching!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
This latest finish is a design by Pickle Barrel. It is stitches on 28ct antique white even weave using WDW threads. It took some time stitching this one up even though it is a small piece (5x7). It is called Cape Cod Summer. It reminds me of the Victorian houses that you would see on Martha's Vineyard. This is a shop model for ABC Stitch.
Here is a pic of my progress on Just Nan's Halloween Party. I am stitching it on PTP Cauldron and I LOVE this fabric. I am going to pic some more of it up at my LNS to stitch other Halloween designs. I love this design. There are so many cute elements, little spiders hanging, ghosties swinging from letters, bats, jack-o-lanterns and more. I will most likely finish it into a door hanger. I hope I can get it done in time for Halloween. Right now the retreat behind the scenes is keeping me quite busy. I hope everyone has a great weekend and as always Happy Stitching!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I am so excited to have 2 more stitchers join my SAL with Carol. Gabifrom Lady of the Floss and Teresa from At Willow Tree Pond. Here are the progress pics from this weekend. We plan to post progress every other week.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Today is bitter-sweet for me. This whole week the media has been reflecting on the tragic events that happened in 2001. It is now the 10th anniversary and I still cry and remain speechless when they replay the footage of the planes crashing into the World Trade Center. I have a hard time taking in everything that happened that day and since that day. We lost a family friend who worked in one of the Towers and his family still mourns. I am thankful that my family is safe and that we have so many people willing to fight for our freedom. Something we can not take for granted.
It is my son's birthday today. I try to explain to him that it wasn't always a bad day to have a birthday. I try to seperate the events as best as I can. I go over his birth story with him and try to explain how very special he made that day for me. I hope I have succeeded in making his day a happy one even though the tragic events of terrorism on our country remain on my mind. Happy Birthday my sweet son!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Final preparations are underway but it's not too late! We have a couple of spaces left at our October retreats. See website for details about this all-inclusive event. New England Stitcher's Retreat This is sure to be a wonderful event. We have Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs and Thea from Victoria Sampler. These lovely ladies have created two shaker inspired projects and they are beautiful. Here are the pics!
If you have any questions about the retreat please feel free to email me. I would be happy to help! Happy Stitching everyone.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
I managed to alphabetize them, placed them on large rings, and hung them on a pegboard system in my craft closet. It's so fun to walk in there and see all of the beautiful colors. I feel very accomplished:) I hope you have had a productive weekend with lots of stitching!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
- ► 2014 (15)
- ► 2013 (37)
- ► 2012 (83)
- iStitch Mystery SAL Part 5 complete
- Petit Sampling Etui Update
- Just Nan Halloween Party finished
- Kitten update
- Mystery SAL Part 4
- A finish and Just Nan WIP
- iStitch Mystery Sampler part 3
- Petit Sampling Etui SAL Progress
- September 11th remembered
- Count down to New England Stitcher's Retreat
- Drawn Thread Releases
- Labor Day Weekend
- Visit to my LNS
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