Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's HOT!!!

Greetings from sweltering MO! It was 105 here yesterday and weather reports for next week are for even hotter! So, I decided since I'm inside in the air conditioning, that it was a good time to update my blog.

So much has happened since I last posted on here.....let's see, we took a cruise to Hawaii, we camped, we took a quick trip to Minn and last weekend we took our 3 granddaughters to Branson, MO! We took our RV and we spent a day at Silver Dollar City, they had a ball!

On to the stitching: The first picture is of Debbie Draper's Quaker Alphabet. I stitched this in Crescent Colors Rainy Day on a piece of Lavender Mist. I think the brown frame compliments the piece.

Next is the sampler from Blackbird's book Honeysuckle Manor. I fell in love with this sampler when I first saw it. I stitched it up and then had to choose who to dedicate it to. I chose my paternal great grandmother, Etta Rock. I remember going to visit her on Sundays with my parents and sister. She led an interesting life..........she buried 3 husbands, had 11 children with her second husband, my great grandfather, and lost him when he was 48. She had 3 children with her 3rd husband, 14 children in all!

I stitched this patriotic piece for a SAL on one of my's a Doodle called God Bless America. I used a scrap of PTP fabric and DMC flosses. The border was a bit of a pain since I had to keep changing colors, but I like the way it turned out. Not sure yet what I'm going to do with it.


It's always fun to find something in your stash that you can stitch up quickly and en- joy. Such was the case of this Pine Mt July pillow kit so I will add a pic of it and end hoping you all are having a great July!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

No April Fool's Joke!

Are you here, Dear Readers? It's no April Fool's joke, I'm back!

I can't believe that the whole month of March flew by without a single post from me! Thank you for still being here!

This year IS flying by.... and April looks to be one of those very busy months! But right now I want to share with you some of my stitching finishes!  Yes, I was doing something while I was away!

I fell in love with Blackbird's Woodland Berries last year when it was released as the bonus chart in the LF Summer leaflet. My LNS kitted it up with the fabric and flosses so I stitched it as my 3rd project for this year. It is at the framer right now, but here is the unframed pic. I stitched my initials where the yr was. If I remember correctly, I chose a primitive like plain brown frame for it.

Next is Shakespeare's Peddler's Spring Square. This was a kit from the Nashville Market. It stitched up quickly. I have plans to make it into a cube-it.

Lastly I finished stitching Beehive Needleworks Blue Tulip Sampler. This was my pick for my LNS's Sampler Club. I decided to continue stitching it at home as well and completed it fairly quickly since it was a small sampler. It will eventually be framed.

Before I leave, I'd like to apologize for the poor pictures, blurriness and lack of cropping. My camera skills weren't the best this time!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I hope to be a more faithful blogger the rest of the year!
Until next time, keep on stitching and may you all have a Blessed Easter!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

My January 1st WIP

This is the progress I've made on my January 1st project for one of my boards. It's Little House's The North Wind and amazingly for us, the only snow we seem to be getting! We haven't had a measurable inch of snow this winter! I've given up and put my snowmen away! Still no snow! I really want a bit of winter, one of those days when you can stay home and watch the big flakes come down and see it pile up! I may just be dreaming this winter!

Just wait, we'll probably get snow while we are in AZ next wk! My DH and I are taking a week's trip to visit his aunt and sister and just plain vacation. And of course included in that trip will be a visit to The Attic! I'll report in when we get back! Happy Stitching to all!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Old and The New

Last year I posted pictures of an old sampler that I'd purchased. It was glued onto a piece of matboard. I took it to my framer and we discussed what to do with it. She managed to remove it from the matboard and suggested it be sewn onto a piece of fabric and then framed. I picked out a frame and she did the rest! Didn't she do a wonderful job?!

Please excuse the glare from the glass. I took a couple of close-up pictures too.

My LNS has started a monthly Sampler Club. I picked out a design by Stacy Nash called Tribute to Summer Sampler. It's not a typical SN design and I think I was drawn to it because it reminds me of Blackbird Designs! At any rate, the fabric is on order so I will have to wait awhile to start it. So in the meantime, another sampler caught my eye.... The Blue Tulip Sampler by Beehive Needleworks. Here it is with my small start. I'm using DMC flosses and the fabric is called Smokey White.

Right now I'm still stitching on The North Wind, my Jan 1st project.

Happy Stitching until next time! :-)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My First 2012 Finish!

HI, I hope everyone's New Year is going well. Mine is altho I am wishing for a bit of snow, not the cold weather that comes with it!

Anyway, I wanted to do a short post with the picture of my first finish of 2012!

I stitched some snow so that's going to have to do for now!

Here's LHN's Winter Band Sampler!

Have a great week,
Sharyn :-)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Good-Bye, 2011! Hello, 2012!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's Eve! Before we look forward to a brand new year, I thought I'd share some pictures of last year, namely the past 2 weeks. The first picture is of the ornament that I stitched for my stitch group exchange. I was in a Quaker stitching kind of mood since I had just finished Quaker Christmas. I found this ornament in the 2010 JCS Ornament Magazine and it's by Legacy Designs.
Here's the ornament I received from the exchange from my friend Janet. I believe it's designed by PS.
I really enjoyed looking at our tree this year. We have an artificial tree, but for some reason the ornaments looked particularly good on it. It was fun to gaze at them all.
Here also is the stand we use for our grandchildren's Christmas stockings!
The grandchildren were waiting patiently in front of the tree before we started opening presents!
The weather was so mild on Christmas Day that the grandkids played outside! Last Thurs they all came with their scooters and had a ball riding on our driveway and curved walk.
Our Addie started playing the violin this year and her homework over the break was to perform a concert. She's doing quite well and we enjoyed hearing her play.
Lastly, I want to add my Jan 1st projects.... The North Wind by LHN and Winter Wonderland by Blackbird Designs.
I'll close wishing you all best wishes for a happy, healthy year full of many blessings!