Thursday, June 30, 2011

Berit's giveaway

Hi again.  While reading blogs yesterday, I found Berit is launching a design company. Jaunty Fox Designs, and has offered a Halloween freebie.  Take a look at the link below.

She is also doing a giveaway of a pair of beautiful scissor keepers.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summertime summertime....

Hello all.  I am sorry it's been so long since my last post.  I'm a bad blogger.  I have been reading your blogs from time to time, but haven't had the time to do a post.

I have been reading and stitching tho.  I just finished the newest Janet Evanovich book the other day.  Her books are always good for a laugh.  If you haven't read them, you're in for a treat.  I enjoyed the latest Dorothea Benton Frank book, Folly Beach before that.  I have now just started Nancy Thayer's new one, Heat Wave. 

I am still stitching on the Carriage House Sampler piece; "Americana".  I have really enjoyed this bit of stitching.  I'm not sure what I will start next... I haven't decided.  Maybe "Summer" by Cricket Collection...  It's not like I don't have anything to choose from. ha!

My neice, Barbara from California is here visiting in Illinois for awhile.  We have been having fun catching up.  We had a movie night the other night. We saw "Bad Teacher".  It was fun.  After viewing the previews we decided there were a few more upcoming movies we would try to catch while she was back here.  Barb is also a stitcher.  So, we get together and stitch while she's here also.  Even though Barb is my neice, she is older than I am, due to her Mom being my much older half sister.  So, we share many common interests.  We always have fun together.

I was going to share some photos on this post, but my DH has installed lightroom software for his photo editing, and my camera pics have gone into that program after I uploaded them, and I've tried to import them from there, but not having much luck this morning with that....  Guess I'm going to have to have some help.  So, I apologize for not sharing updated photos of the stitching in progress.

I will share a picture of Joplin climbing the tree in the backyard.  This is her first summer and she is loving the outdoors.  So many birds to watch....

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer is making it's appearance here in the midwest!  We've had several days in the 90s..  Also, with all the rain we've had we have a lovely crop of hungry mosquitos looking for victims...

I have been busy stitching.  I finished the LaDiDa Sampler.  It was a relatively quick stitch, and it turned out great.  I haven't gone to look in my stash of frames to see if I have something that will work.  I suspect that I will be able to find one.  One of these weekends, I need to sit down and work on framing.  I have three pieces that are waiting to be put in frames.  It isn't my favorite thing to do, but once I gather up the supplies and get started it isn't so bad. 

I am currently working on a patriotic piece by Carriage House Samplings called Americana.  It is coming along.  I tend to stitch seasonal things in the season we are currently in.  The fabric in the picture looks rather yellowish.  My fabric is a nice medium tan linen.  It is going along well also.  I almost have the blue pot at the bottom done.

I've been busy reading.  I'm currently reading an older book by Dorothea Benton Frank.  I've loved all of her books.  Her new one will be out later this month.  If you're a reader, I'd love to have you 'friend' me on good reads.  It's a great website to share books.

I've been struggling with my blog header.  The picture I choose to post ends up being huge, and if I remove it, my blog header and description goes away as well.  Please bear with me and I try to figure it out....  If you have any insights, I'd be happy to hear about them... 

I do so appreciate those of you that read my blog and take the time to comment.  It's so much fun to see what you have to say. 

Happy Stitching!