Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer's Appearance

Hello stitchy friends!

I've been doing a little stitching today between other chores and errands. I am ready to be done with Melicient! But, I am getting to the more interesting parts at the bottom.

I've also been cleaning the extra room we gained when our son moved out. I got the windows washed and clean curtains hung up! It looks much better. I've also hung some stitched pieces on the walls. :)

It was hard to capture the whole wall arrangement in one picture. Sorry the pictures aren't better. David is supposed to come home tomorrow to help his dad install a new window in our living room, so when he's here I hope I can get him to bring my big bookcase and desk in this room from our storage shed. I'm ready to finish putting this room back together. I plan to move our desktop computer/ home office and some of my books back in this room again.

I am having difficulty trying to write this post, Annie is trying to insist on helping...

Sure she looks innocent now... I just shooed her off my lap.

It's hard to believe we are approaching the end of June soon. The weather has been strange, but it sounds like heat and humidity will be making their appearance this week. The rainy Spring weather we've had has brought a bumper crop of mosquitoes. They've been bad enough that you don't want to sit outside very long.

Just taking Harry out to do his business leaves you with a new bite or two....

I have to share news of a great new book I finished the other day...

"Looking for Me" by Beth Hoffman. It was soo good, I hated to see it end. The authors first book was out last year, "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt". It was excellent as well. So, if you're looking for a good book to read, I highly recommend these!

Happy stitching everyone!

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  1. Looking forward to seeing your completed Melicient! Your sampler wall looks fantastic! How nice to have a room like that, I have to wait at least 5 more years before I can possible claim one if my boys' rooms back ~ but I am willing to wait patiently and enjoy their growing up time! Annie looks so tuckered ~ or is that just what she wants us to think? Thanks for the book ideas!

  2. I have stitched many of those samplers! Your room will be lovely! I agree with you, June has gone by quickly!

  3. I love how you arranged your stitching on the wall , not all crowded together, looks great - ive just moved my youngest out of his room into another upstairs as hes not a baby anymore, so i plan to do the same as you decorate the walls with my stitching - so much fun - look forward to seeing your Melicent Turner piece finished - as for the mosquitos try spraying on so cheap room or toilet perfume spray, a trick i learnt from some farmers in Taiwan - Amanda

  4. Your wall really looks great! I loved Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt. I will definitely read Looking fro Me. Thanks for the suggestion.

  5. Your stitching wall looks magnificent!
    I'm sure Annie was very helpful..,

  6. Love your stitching wall! Always fun to arrange a newly vacant room! Mellicent looks great too! I put Looking for Me on my to-read list. Loved Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt.

  7. It's always a treat to see someone's stitching wall! Looks like you have some lovely pieces hanging on yours. :) Glad you have gotten to the more interesting parts of Mellicent! Thank you for the book suggestion - actually two for me - I haven't read Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt yet. :)

  8. Wonderful progress on Melicent. The sampler wall is amazing and it's so nice to display all your beautiful pieces together!!

  9. How wonderful to have your samplers all hung up, Melody--the room looks great. I need to get busy and take off the old wallpaper in my son's room, too. He's been gone for five years and I still haven't touched it!!

    Hope you're enjoying your summer...

  10. I love the pictures of your sampler wall. You have some beautiful pieces hanging there.

  11. Thank you for following my blog. I'm now following you. I'm always looking for a good book to read or listen to. What a bunch os stitching. Looks good all on the wall.