Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I have been busy doing some baking today in preparation for the big day tomorrow.  The desserts and salads are done.  So, that leaves the rest for tomorrow morning. 

We are planning to eat around noon since Mike has to work.  After the cleanup is over, I plan to relax with some stitching! 

I hosted our cross stitch group this past Monday night.  That is always fun.  I didn't seem to get much stitching done tho.  But, we all had a  good time.  I finished up stitching my ornament for our exchange in a couple of weeks, all that is left is the final finish work. 

We are experiencing some mild weather for a few days.  Mike got some of the outside lights up on our deck today.  They always look so pretty.  He put white lights around evergreen garland and affixed it to the deck railings. 

He is planning on doing the front of the house in the next few days.  Just hanging wreaths on the two big front windows and some garland with white lights over the windows.  Simple.  But I like that best. 

I do have something to share that I'm very happy about.  I recently (finally) got my two Hawks Run Hollow pieces framed.   *yeah!

The Village of Hawks Run Hollow was the first one  and then two years later I did,

Christmas at Hawks Run Hollow.  I am so glad to finally have them framed and hanging on the wall.  I am still thinking I might want to tackle the Shores at Hawks Run Hollow someday, and Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow.  But, for now, these are finally framed.

Hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! 

And, Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Happy Veteran's Day.

Today I am thinking of the date 11-11-11. What a unique occurance.  Kind of makes you want to go out and buy a lottery ticket.  I was just reading online how many marriages are going to take place today.  I guess it would make it easy to remember!

On Veteran's Day I often think of my Dad.  He was a Veteran of World War I.  I was his last child born to him from his second marriage.  Dad was 58 when I was born.  I have lots of sweet memories of Dad.  He was so proud to walk me down the aisle at my wedding.  I suspect he didn't think he would still be alive to do that.  He shed happy tears that day. 

Monday, November 7, 2011


Hello Stitchy Friends.

I finally have some current pictures to share with you! They are even pictures of stitching! 

Wow, I know?  This can't mean I'm getting it together so early in the week can it?  Oh well, here goes.

Finally here is the picture of the completed Prairie Schooler Christmas piece I finished a couple of weeks ago.  Black is not my color of choice to work on, but it did look great with this chart.

Another view...  I haven't decided how I am going to finish this one...maybe a flatfold.

This is a current photo of my progress on the Winter band sampler by Little House Needleworks. This has been a fun one to stitch, and is going rather quickly.
Finally, another finish.  This is a sampler I started several years ago.  It's by Sheepish Designs.  It's been tucked away in a bag for awhile.  I dug it out after I finished the Prairie Schooler on black, and decided there really wasn't much stitching left to be done on it, so decided to finish it!  I'm not so sure of the color choices I had made with this one.  I'm thinking that is why it was in the unfinished state for so long.  But, for better or for worse, I've finished it. 

That about wraps up my photos of current projects completed.  And, since it's Monday, the dryer is buzzing and the grocery store is calling...  so best get on with it.
Hope you all have a great week and...Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pictures of winter band sampler...


Here is a picture of my progress on the Winter Band Sampler.  This has been an enjoyable piece to work on.  I will work on getting more photos taken of my other recently completed pieces soon.

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October's gone already?

Hello Stitching Friends.

I am finding it rather mind numbing it is the first of November today. 

I have such good intentions about posting more often, but the days seem to be flying by.  The only excuse I will offer is I think about posting, and tell myself I will as soon as I take some pictures to add.

Well, no current pictures for this post.  I will try to have some for the next one.  I finished the Prairie Schooler christmas piece on the black fabric.  It turned out great I think.  I haven't decided how to finish it, but I am thinking about doing a flat fold finish. 

I then moved on to 'Merry Christmas' by Shepherd's Bush.  I have done the stitching and back stitching, just have to press it and sew on the buttons.  I am thinking this should be a christmas gift. 

I then started the Winter band sampler by Little House Needleworks. 

I did find one picture that managed to get uploaded that I'll share.  We recently took a trip to Banner Marsh near Peoria.  It was a beautiful Sunday, and I got some pictures of some swans on the water.  I also managed to get some good pictures of a crane.  I will have to do some looking to find those to share.

I promise next post, I will get some stitching pictures to share.

Happy stitching!