Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Well, here it is! How fun this was to work on! I stitched this sampler on an oatmeal color, 14 ct aida cloth and using dmc floss....
# 3777 for the dark, # 221 for the medium and # 355 for the light. I applied a light walnut dye to give this sampler a slightly aged look. I used a little bird and heart motif from a small design I recently stitched by Primitive Betty...and I think they worked really well with this design. Hazel Summers was my grandma....born in 1908. A small photo of her is shown with this sampler, in a small frame probably made by my grandpa. I thought about using her maiden name but decided it would be more fitting to use her married name as it was my great-grandmother...her mother in law, Margaret, that taught her what she knew about sewing.
I will frame this sampler and hang it in my sewing room.
This design was offered to Blackbird-Design blog readers for a little contest while they are away on vacation! To be entered you must complete the stitching and submit a photo then they will draw a name from the entries upon their return! I can't believe I actually finished it before the April 27th deadline!! You can find a link to their blog over on the right in my Favorite Blog sites list!
It's another beautiful day here....windy but I can have the windows open and the backporch open....the cats are loving it!
I'm off to run some errands...cats aren't lovin' it that they are out of food!! That means a trip to Wal Mart....on a Saturday....
Enjoy your day!!!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Once we got back to the house, I decided to finish up that pampus grass and pick up the yard. It looks SO much better! And I FEEL so much better at having that much more done outside. Oh...my brother in law was tilling up his garden spot so I had him come till up a small space out back for me. Nothing too big....just a few tomato plants, zuccini and some herbs and who knows what else.
So I'm back inside..windows open with the most wonderful breeze flowing thru the house..... and contemplating work. I just keep putting off this one dress because there are so many layers to work with! Prom isn't for another week...so what's the rush, right?!
I found this sweet photo in my email this morning! My GREAT-niece....Ava Kelly...born this past Sunday, April 19th....weighing 6 lbs. 3 oz. and 19" long. How precious!!
Congratulations Shanna and Sean!!
Have an awesome day!!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
It was kind of cloudy this morning.....it spit some rain early in the day....but the temp is nice and the sun is now trying to shine! Going to a high school Art Show with a friend this evening. Until then, guess I'll sew on some diapers....or finish a sampler?
I hope you are having a great....and productive day!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
I finally curled up in my chair with a counted cross stitch project....late night is NOT the time to start that kind of project! Can you say "bifocals"? Yep...I be needin' them! And I need to find me a good work light! This is a little design by Blackbird Designs....they have a little contest going on and I thought it would be fun....a little incentive to get a little fun work done!
Monday, April 13, 2009
By the time we got home mid-afternoon, Ely and Liz were here so we played some cards then moved on to the Gamewave trivia game! That game can make a person feel so smart or SO stupid! LOL It was a really nice day.... everyone left about 6:30....I took care of a few things outside then I curled up in my chair with a NCIS marathon on USA.
It doesn't look like it's going to be a very pretty day today. It's almost 7:30 and there's not even a hint of sunshine! Guess after I run my errands I'll just work inside...I never lack for anything to do inside! I've got a little list going of things I need to get done today.....let's hope I succeed!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday.....have a GREAT day!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Well....if you guessed CLOTH DIAPERS, then you are right!! Aren't they just too cute?! I was approached about this some time ago and now the ball is rolling. Labels and snaps have yet to be put on....so this is as far as I'll take them for now....hopefully the other items will be in soon so they can be finished up. This doesn't mean I've let the other work go....I'm still doing alterations and working with Duval & Reid and I'll continue with my handmades when time allows.
After I worked on them for awhile, I moved on to the kitchen. I hadn't done any baking for a good while with the exception of John's birthday cake....so I made a pecan pie and cookies to take to my sisters today and I also made some cranberry/pecan muffins! Mmm.....I will probably take some of them along today too just so I don't hoss them all down myself!
Time to move on with my day....I hope you all have a blessed Easter Sunday!!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
What would be your three picks? Gas station, supermarket, restraunt, clothing store, fabric store? Here are three that I would choose.....
*Patches & Thread...the new quilt shop that carries fabric, batting, dmc floss & sewing notions....all of which are very important in my line of work. Having to drop everything to run to Columbia for a spool of thread that will match the dress that needs altering is costly in time and money!
*Bubba's....restraunt serving breakfast & lunch...my sister also works there! Support the restraunt....my sister has a job!
*Duval & Reid...clothing store...as long as they are selling pants....I've still got pants to hem!!
That's just to name three....of course there are other places.... Randolph Mercantile & Lula's....
Read the info....think about it...then commit to supporting your locally owned businesses!