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!


  1. Nice finishes! The framing is perfect!

  2. Hi Sharyn! Your new finishes are gorgeous! I love the first one most of all, as I'm a big lover of lavender, both flowers and colour. Best wishes, Tatyana

  3. Beautiful stitching Sharyn love the BBD Honeysuckle Manor it is divine, and a lovely tribute to your great grandmother, she certainly did have an interesting life :@

    LiBBiE in Oz

  4. Great the tribute to your great grandmother.