Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer is flying by...

Hello Stitchy Friends!

I can't believe it's been so long since my last post... I apologize. Things have been flying by at a fast speed it seems.

Today is bittersweet, our daughter Holly, has moved out from home into her first apartment. We will miss her being here. But, she was very excited to make this big step. She recently got a job also, which she was thrilled about. However, I should say she is staying in our home town, so it's not like we won't see her often.

Our son asked me what I was going to do with the empty room..without hesitation I said craft room! Lol. He laughed and said you've been thinking about that for awhile...

Mike and I will be adjusting to our 'empty nest'. Of course not so empty with four cats and Harry....

The times they are a changing.

Things have quieted down here late this afternoon, so thought I would have time to share some stitching updates with you.

The Melicent sampler is finished!

I just finished giving it a press so it would be photo worthy.

I of course had to find something new to start...

This has been in my stash for awhile. I didn't want to stitch it on 35 count linen over 1 as the pattern suggested.... That's just too small for me to stitch comfortably.

So I found some linen in my stash....

And I have a start. It has been fun so far. Sorry for wrinkles and hoop marks but you can see my progress.

I have other Americana themed pieces, so this will fit in nicely with those.

I took something to my LNS in Clinton for framing, so I will share a picture when I get it back.

I am getting quite excited because you see, on Wednesday this coming week I am leaving for my very first stitching retreat! Months ago, my sister proposed the idea when she saw The cross eyed cricket would be featured at a retreat at the Silver Needle in Tulsa, OK! So, we talked it over and decided this would be doable. Our niece from California is joining us and my niece from Minnesota. So, the four of us will be Oklahoma bound soon. I will share pictures and news from the retreat on our return.

Harry got a visit to the groomer last week, so he's sporting a shorter look for summer.

We also made it up to Michigan for a short weekend trip before the Fourth of July.

Mike enjoyed himself getting some pictures.

Happy stitching!

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  1. A beautiful finish and a cute start. My old eyes much prefer 32 to 36 count! Best of luck to your daughter!

  2. Millicent is lovely! Have a great time at your very first retreat. They are so much fun and very addicting. lol

  3. What a beautiful finish you have. Milicent looks wonderful!
    A great new start, too!

  4. Melicent turned out so pretty, and love your new start.

  5. Your sampler is beautiful and you are already making good progress on your new WIP.
    Good luck to your daughter in this new phase of her life.

  6. Good for your DD going out on her own! Hope you make over that room soon into a comfy stitching nest. :D Love your finish! Nice start too! Have a great time at the retreat! I have a friend who's going to that too!

  7. I love both your finished sampler & your new start!

  8. Love your finish and your new start! Congrats to your daughter ~ exciting times for her. Enjoy putting your craft room together!

  9. Pretty finish on Melicent! Love the new start, too. It will be nice to have a room just for your crafts. :) Enjoy the retreat!