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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A New SAL!

     Yes! A new stitch along will be starting on June 16th. for this lovely "I Am A Stitcher" piece.  If you want to join in, please go to www.facebook.com/groups/656211661138271/  and let Jenetta know that you want to participate.  There is a list for threads and fabric on the site and also a few ideas where to purchase the chart.  Here's a picture of the piece once completed.  Now how can you not do this one up?!



     I've decided that since I'm working on three pieces right now, I would put in five hours each one at a time.  So here is where I am on my new start, "Winter Geese".  This is part of the barn in the piece.



     Then, so far I have 13 hours work on "Seaside Treasures", as it was started several months back and put it aside.  So now it's at my stitching chair with needle and all, waiting for it's five hours to start.


     Have been working some in our back yard.  Changing things up this year.  Wanted to get rid of what I've called, "The snake pit", for a long time, and I'm finally getting in there are putting in a shade garden.  Not completed yet but here is a before and an after picture.




Still working on it, but already, it's more enjoyable to sit out there.  Want to add some four by fours to make a border for it.
   
     Did I show you all my potting bench that Bill made for me? For Mother's Day.  A surprise all finished when he put it in the yard for me to see.  I love it!


    Well now.  I must go.  My sister and her family are due in from Georgia this afternoon and I'm pretty excited.  Looking forward to spending some family time together.
 
     Until next time, ya'll stay well and safe, and remember that I love each and every one of you.  Last but not least, remember to "feel the colors".

Monday, May 19, 2014

I've Really Done It Now

   I have officially become a chronic starter of cross stitch pieces.  Yes! I'm right up there with a number of good ladies and a couple of good guys who just can't say, "No" to starting something new.  How many do you have going now Kenny Layer? LOL.  Love you my dear friend.  What started it all was the fact that I have been working on my "Quaker Diamonds" for so long and decided to put it up for a couple of small pieces......Well.....I then started thinking about a kit that I had sent for so long ago, and how pretty it would be hanging on a certain wall in our home this winter.  I thought that if I din't get a start on it now, it would never be ready this year.  So I started it! This is what it will look like when finished.  It makes me think of winter in NH.


     Then I realized that I had a WIP in my stash drawer that I had put aside long ago, to start the Quaker one.  So, why not have that one handy as well, and work on it along with the other two. Sounds like a rotation plan now.  What I found in the drawer was this one.


 So what can I say? I have finally fallen into the trap and I know I'll never be able to be that same person that worked on only one piece at a time! Oh! Did I tell you about the two new kits that I ordered over the weekend? See? That's another thing.......I have stayed away from kits for so long, and now here I sit.  Oh my! I confess! I'm also happy dancing at this very moment!

     This is going to be a very busy next couple of weeks for sure.  Our back screened in porch will be started and finished.  Will be taking lots of pictures as the work is in progress.  My sister and her husband will be visiting from Georgia.  She hasn't visited me in 36 years! Then on the 29th., my nephew and his lovely with and two little boys will be here for a day or two.  So needless to say, we're excited.  Will be fun seeing everyone and having some family time for sure.
   
     A few more pictures from the yard.  Using a lot of primary colors this year to decorate and dressing up small places as I go along.  First want you to see the potting bench Billy built for me.  I have such a cool hubby.


     Some of these may be repeats from my last post.  If so, accept my apology.  I'm getting old and forgetful as well!











     We have Bluebirds in a new house that Billy put up just a few days ago.  The couple seem quite happy with the arrangement and I certainly am.  I pray every spring that God will allow us a pair of Bluebirds, and He always comes through.

     It's a beautiful breezy day and I must get back outside for a bit.  I have an area that I want to put all my shade plants in.  Will be showing before and after pictures for sure.

     Until next time my dear friends and followers, be safe and be well.  Love to every one of you and thank you for stopping in.  Remember to "feel the colors".


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Beautiful Flowers This Year.

     Just had to get a post up here to show you the beautiful Azaleas this year.  I always look forward to them and we had to take a walk the other night just to see them in our neighborhood.  Here's a picture of Bill with some of them.  Aren't they beautiful? How inviting does this yard


look with all the beautiful colors?


     Our own roses are doing wonderful this year, and I can't believe the buds still yet to open.  I'm sure the cold winter we had down here has a lot to do with it for sure.



I finished up another facecloth.  Here's a picture so you can see the pretty color combination.  There are two little guest soaps with it.  These make up in an evening, so if you don't want to have to concentrate a lot but want to keep those hands moving, this is a cool project.  This one below is much bigger than it looks, as I have it folded for the picture.


I also finished up the small piece I was working on, and realized that I can show it before giving it away, as the only initials on it at this time, are my own!  I'll finish it off by making it into a pin cushion.


Now I just have my "Quaker Diamonds" that I'm working on, and hope to finish it up soon.  

Just one more picture before I go.  This is a happy picture and very colorful one.  I made a salad to go with dinner the other night, and the pepper and I had a few words, as he didn't want any part of it.  He did indeed get added to the dish, as I was bigger! His sad look nearly got me though!


I need to let ya'll go for this time.  You all mean so much to me and thank you for your kind comments also.  So until next time, stay well and safe, and don't forget to "feel the colors".