Monday, August 4, 2014

August is here...

Hello stitching friends!

I am still working on my Star patriotic piece from last month.  I hope to have it finished before too long. I am at that stage where I am bored with it, but don't want to abandon it.  I try my best not to have too many unfinished pieces sitting around.  As you can see by the picture, just the R remains.  I stitched the spangled banner words last evening as I just wanted the R to be filled in around it.

I am sorry for the sideways photo, but it's a closer view of the words.  

August is here already!  Before too long the kids will be headed back to school.  They start around the 18th or so I think.  It hasn't been that hot this summer, but I am sure the worst heat is yet to arrive.  July was one of the coolest ones I can remember in some time.  A refreshing change!  

There hasn't been much going on around here, just the usual work, with errands and housework thrown in.  I am not complaining.  Hubby and I did take a small trip to Memphis, TN last weekend.  We did some sight-seeing.  It was a fun time, and great to get out of town.  So, this weekend we worked around here getting caught up on some chores.  We have a large yard, and neither one of us are overly fond of gardening.  So, we tried to get some semblance of control this weekend with some pruning, weeding, and hedge trimming.  

We are expecting company next weekend, and are planning a family birthday party for our two adult children on Sunday.  So, it was timely to try to get some of this yard mess cleaned up.  My sister and brother-in-law are coming down for his high school class reunion.  So, next weekend should be a busy one!  

I was lucky enough to have my name drawn on Barbara's blog to be the lucky recipient of one of her lovely mini totes!

It is so cute!  I love bags and purses.  I always have....  So I was quite thrilled.

I will close with a picture of the famous ducks that live in the fountain lobby at the Peabody Hotel.

They do quite the production twice a day to bring the ducks down to the fountain from their enclosure on the roof of the hotel.  Then at 5pm they reverse the process by escorting them down the red carpet back up the elevator to their enclosure.  My husband was amazed by the crowds that fill the lobby for this ritual.  The hotel staff have made it quite the production, and have capitalized on the duck image as their hotel logo.  It is a beautiful old hotel, if you find yourself visiting Memphis, you will have to stop and visit the famous Peabody ducks!

I hope you are all finding time for some quality stitching time, and enjoying your summer!

Fondly, Melody


  1. OMG! That is so bizarre and fun about the ducks of the hotel! lol! Wow! Love your prize win -- lovely! Hope the birthday celebrations are fun!

  2. Something about August and finishing up WIPs! That's what I'm attempting to do as well.

  3. Star is looking great.
    Cool bag that you won also.
    The ducks are too cute, and what a production.

  4. Ha ha--I would love to see the ducks in the hotel fountain! Too funny :)

    I love your Star WIP, Melody, even though you're a bit bored with it. It will be such a striking piece when all finished up.

    Have a great time celebrating the kids' birthdays in your newly spruced up yard :)

  5. You have had a fun busy summer. Fun about the ducks. I read Carol's comment and agree, the star will be so pretty when you finish it. Oh, by the way, the heat has been in the Pacific NW this summer! Ug!

  6. LOL! The ducks get escorted out?! So funny to watch and see!! Love your Patriotic WIP Mel. Sometimes pieces get boring in the making but once the end is near, excitement rebuilds!! Have fun with all of your celebrations! Hugs!

  7. Hi Melody! I think we all like to stitch WIP's in August because it clears the path for new projects as the weather cools down in September. Glad you had fun in Memphis - gotta love Beale Street!

  8. Thank you for visiting my blog :). Your stitching is lovely. I think we all get bored from time to time with pieces we are stitching.

    That is awesome about those ducks! I bet they lobe the attention.

    Congratulation on the win.