Saturday, April 4, 2015

April already?

Hello Stitchy friends 

Time has disappeared again after my last blog post!  We have been busy around here.  Last weekend was a big family event.  There was a lovely baby shower for our daughter at our library in the children's room.  It was such a perfect spot for this!  

Holly husband Joe attended as well.  It think he had fun.  They received some lovely gifts for the new baby.  We are anxiously awaiting her arrival.  We had family here from California, Minnesota, and Maryland.  It was quite the weekend!  After the girl shower for Holly, we hosted a Dad shower for Joe at our house in the evening.  It was a beer and diaper party.  The invitees were asked to bring a box of diapers and some beer to share.  I made the food for that.  We had a great time with everyone.

I guess I don't have any pictures from that to share.  I was too busy being hostess!  

Well I know get to the stitching updates...

I finished the black capped chickadee from the Prairie Schooler chart.
So I decided to take a break from the birds and stitch the piece I had promised my friend next.
I think she was pleased with it.  She is going to make an oval fabric basket, and then stitch this to the front of the basket.

Mike and I had a chance to get to Bloomington the weekend before the baby shower to find a stitching shop a friend had told me about.  It's about an hour and thirty minutes from us.  We don't head that direction very often.  We tend to gravitate towards the shop in Clinton Iowa more often, since my husband works in that area.  But it's always fun to see a new store.  I was disappointed that she didn't have many things left from Market.  I did buy one chart and the linen.  I actually came home and started it!

And here is my progress....

Check out the lovely project bag my sister made

She is always so thoughtful and a talented seamstress.  She also brought a project bag for the newest stitcher in our family, our sons's fiancée.  She was pleased as well.  Sorry I didn't get a picture of it, but it was a cute wedding themed fabric.

I also have traveled to Clinton to pick up what I had left there for framing.  One of the pieces was for the new baby's room.  

I should probably save the other framed finishes for another post.  This one is getting rather long.  
I hope all of you will have a lovely Easter tomorrow!  I am hoping for a quieter weekend.

Happy stitching!


  1. It sounds like you have had some wonderful family events. That's a great chart for the baby's room. I love anything chickadee! That PS is very pretty. Happy Easter to you and your family.

  2. The Chickadee is so pretty.
    Great PS piece also.
    Happy Easter!

  3. inspired by your stitching choices...lovely...mdm samm

  4. Love the PS pieces you have stitched! Lovely other pieces as well! What fun to host a baby shower in the children's room at the library. The Dad shower sounded like fun as well. Happy Easter!

    Robin in Virginia

  5. Lovely stitching! So exciting about the baby showers and getting ready for baby! Happy Easter

  6. Happy Easter. Love the peanuts display. I am a huge snoopy fan. pretty stitching. A babyshower, how nice to.

  7. What a fun baby shower! It's so exciting to have a grandchild come into the family! ;)
    Have a wonderful Easter!

  8. What a perfect setting for a baby shower! I'm so enjoying your lovely birds. I think they are one of my favorite PS designs.

  9. What a nice post. Love your stitching and your new one is lovely. I think I'll be adding that to my wish list. Love the idea for the basket too. X

  10. What a special time this is for you and your family, Melody!! I'm sure you can hardly wait to hold that baby in your arms... Love the shower in the library! I still remember the one my co-workers threw for me way back in 1982 in the library :)

    Love that PS cardinal so much!

  11. A lovely post. Wonderful stitching. Love the PS cardinal and your new project bag.

  12. That is one cute chickadee... I saw one today on my feeder finally! Glad you enjoyed the baby shower! Now to wait for baby to arrive! Take care!