Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Small Finish

     I finished the first in the series, "ABC Samplers" by Little House Needleworks.  It worked up in 17 hours total and it was a nice stitch.  Looking forward to starting the second one.  Here's a picture of the one finished.  I always enjoy working with warm autumn colors.

     Before I do start the second one, I want to do some stitching on my "Quaker Diamonds".  You can see how much I've accomplished so far on this piece.  Not that much more to go.  I do know exactly where I'll be hanging it when it is done.

     My son and my sweet daughter-in-law came down over the weekend from NH.  We always enjoy their visits so much.  We were supposed to do a 5k bridge walk but due to the flooding still going on from Matthew, it was postponed.  So Lisa along with my sister Georgia and I decided to go on a 22 mile hike instead.  We started about eight in the morning packed with lunches, water and first aid gear.  Only go to do a total of six miles before we ran into water deep enough to block our path.  It was a beautiful day for hiking though and we'll do it again once we can be sure that the trails are dryer.

My sweet Lisa. She's like a ray of sunshine morning to night.  Always smiling and loving life.  Love her so very much.

And my sister Georgia all dressed for the day.

     Flooding big time for sure.

     Went out to a couple of second hand shops.  Found a nice new one right here in Havelock.  I picked up the rug for my sewing room and I love all the colors in it.  It makes the room feel so homey and brightens it up also.

I also found this cross stitched piece which has been mounted and all in a tray.  No date or initials on it, but I love it.  Goes perfect in my apple kitchen.  Someone did a fantastic job on it for sure.  Bright colors indeed.  

A couple more pictures and I'll let you go.  Our good friend David, went to Ohio to visit his daughter and her family.  He came home with this beautiful dish for me.  He knows I love colors and knew I would like it.  Isn't it great!

Close up below showing the colors a little better.

I best let ya'll go for this time around.  Thank you so much for stopping in and leave a "Howdy" please.  I love hearing from each and every one of you.  Until next time, stay safe an well and don't forget to "feel the colors".


  1. Beautiful stitching! Love the second hand store finds. They do brighten things up. Love the pictures. Hurricane Matthew did some damage that is for sure here in NC. Happy Stitching! Always look forward to seeing your post :)
    ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~ http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/
    P.S. I have a SAL ready to start if you are interested.

  2. Lovely stitching , and what lovely second hand finds .
    Hope you can get back to your walk soon.

  3. What a fun time with family! Beautiful finds!!

  4. Great stitching and excellent finds, plus a lovely gift!