Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quaker RR

HI, I'm in a RR with 5 other stitchers that I met on the web. We have been stitching Quaker Style Friendship Sampler by Samplers & Such this year. We chose our own fabric and floss and it's been fun seeing all the different combinations. This is Jinger's sampler that I finished stitching on last night. She chose a lovely fabric with purple mottling. It's stitched with Silk 'N Colors Aged Plum. I think it's beautiful! We have one more section to stitch and then we'll receive ours back in Dec. I can't wait to see my completed sampler!
Hugs, Sharyn :-)

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Night Out!

Wednesday evening my WDH and I went to see Church Basement Ladies 2 at The New Theatre in Overland Park. It was set in the basement kitchen of a Lutheran church in Minn. As you can see, Barry Williams of The Brady Bunch fame was in it. Was so cool to see him! It doesn't sound like it would be all that funny, but it was hilarious, we laughed and laughed! The gals who played the CBL were fabulous! And I highly recommend the food. We had a scrumptious meal! And topped it off with a S'mores dessert that we smartly shared! Yum! Yum!
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend and find some time to laugh!

Sharyn :-)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crafting with Kelsey!

Today was a Kelsey Day! We gathered leaves Monday am when she was here so today we did a couple of crafts with them.
First we layed leaves between two sheets of wax paper. Kelsey wanted to arrange them from large to small sizes! She loves glitter so she had a great time sprinkling red, gold and silver glitter on the leaves and wax paper! Papa even got in the act by working on the construction paper border! I ironed the wax paper and K and I glued the border on.........and this is the result! The sun wasn't shining much today so you can't see the colors very well, but I think it turned out pretty!
Kelsey also made a leaf rubbing picture. We still have lots of leaves left over so we may do this again next wk!
Sharyn :-)

Stitching: A Finish and an Exchange!

I finished this Lizzie Kate cutie last night, sewed the buttons on today! I'd like to finish finish it as an ornie for my Halloween tree soon. I love the green fabric, it's much brighter in person.

Yesterday my stitch group exchanged seasonal's the one I received from my good friend Sandy. Isn't it pretty? It's a freebie by Plum Street Samplers. I'll have to figure out how to do links to other sites!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Perfect Day!

Greetings again!

Monday was a beautiful fall day here, warm with a bit of a south breeze. After dropping off our DGD Kelsey at preschool, my WDH and I decided to go to The Overland Park Arboretum. We hadn't ever been there and boy, is it ever a beautiful place! It was all decorated for fall and the trees were in their best color. We walked around several areas of the arboretum and took many pictures. This is what we saw when we looked across a lake there! We took several paths thru the area and still did not see everything. We definitely will go back to see the changing of the seasons!

I will add more pictures from my WDH's camera in the next few days. Until then, I hope you all are enjoying beautiful fall days too!


Sharyn :-)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Welcome to my Blog!

I have been considering jumping into the blogger world for awhile, but hadn't had the courage until recently. For one thing, a name! What would I name my blog?? Well, that depends on what I'm going to be writing about. I love to cross stitch, but I didn't want to limit my blogging to only stitching posts. I'm also a mother blessed with two lovely daughters and two great sons-in-law, and a grandmother of 5 so will definitely write about all of them. And I have a WDH, wonderful dear husband of 40 years who just recently retired so will also be writing about not only our life together, but also our travel adventures.
So, one early AM recently I couldn't sleep so was throwing blog names around in my head: Grandma of 5, SusieMo. Hmmm. My WDH rolled over and I blurted out, "How about Sharyn's Stitches?" Now having been married the aforementioned 40 yrs, he immediately knew what I was talking about! No, he didn't like it, but threw out instead Skein by Skein! I love it! And hope you do too! I know it's about stitching, but it also has the connotation of Day by Day. Anyway, that's how this came to be.
I'm going to be feeling my way through this new adventure so please bear with me. I want to add pictures, etc to make this a bit less sterile place to visit, but hope that all will come as I go along.
I'll close with a big giant thanks for visiting and hope you return to visit soon!

Sharyn :-)