Dear stitching friends,
Summer is finally making an appearance with some warm temperatures. It's beginning to feel like a Midwest summer. We were busy celebrating Fathers Day yesterday. Both kids were here plus an 'extra child'. One of Holly's friends. Mike had a great day with some thoughtful gifts from the kids and we all enjoyed some good food at home. I made potato salad, a baked bean dish, deviled eggs then for dessert we had fresh strawberries and ice cream. David grilled pork chops and brats on the grill. I had intended to bake something for dessert but ran out of time.
Then in true family fashion, the guys decided it was time to light the brush pile in the backyard and get it burned up. After a couple beers these ideas sound like fun...
The boys thought it was great. I thought the fire was kind of large....but it all worked out fine.
We had fun taking some pictures and this is one of the few of all of us together.
I have not had much time for stitching it seems. We've been busy taking Harry for his evening walk, then I've been going to the gym a couple times a week with Holly. It cuts into my evening time after work. But I know it's good to get more exercise.
Harry has adjusted well in our family. He still surprises me that he can be in the yard with us without his leash and be trusted to stay with us. Our former dog would have been off like a shot when loose, and wouldn't come home unless you rounded her up by picking her up in the car and bringing her back home. So, this calm behavior by Harry has taken some adjustment. A welcome relief actually.
Here's my progress on the Melicent Turner sampler
Sorry for the crummy picture. It's my third retake... But you get the idea on where I am. I'm a little tired of stitching letters. It will be nice to move to the motifs at the bottom.
Mike and I travelled to Minnesota last weekend to visit my sister and brother in law. They are in the process of condensing two households into one. They are vacating their house of 31 years and moving permanently to their house near St. Cloud. We moved some things back to Illinois for David and Holly.
I will have to share a couple pictures of my sister's craft room. I am envious of all her space!
She will die when she sees them, and say I should have waited until she had it all straightened up...
We spent a little time up here working on curtain valances for our house. I think they turned out good.
As you can see, Annie is inspecting them...
Guess I will close this post with a photo of Harry.
Happy stitching everyone.
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