Friday, July 14, 2017

Finishes and a Giveaway Plan!

     Oh my goodness! It is so hot and humid here! We're staying in as much as we can out of the heat and we're looking forward with hope of any cold front coming our way.  Even our fur babies, Riley and Tiny Girl aren't happy with the weather.  They want out, but are ready to come back in within just a couple of minutes.

     I think I can show my finish of "Wedding Row".  I know my nephew and his beautiful wife, Nancy are in Japan right now, and may not have opened it yet, but I doubt that they'll be checking my blog out on the honeymoon! So here it is.  The colors aren't true which is sad as it's so much prettier than it looks.  I really enjoyed the stitch.  You can choose whatever colors you want and it took me a total of 26 hours and 45 minutes to complete.  I plan on doing this one again for another gift next year.

     I've also finished up "Love With an Open Heart".  This will be made into a pillow for a sweet friend of mine.  I loved working with all the colors, and the color of the fabric called for goes perfect with them.  Sixteen hours total on this one.

     Now! Phase two of my "peanut butter" tree.  The first of the flowers are out.  Here's the latest picture.  As time goes on....there will be more color showing up and I'll show them all at once at the end of the season.  You can see the pink showing up now.  This tree amazes me each and every year.

     I decided other day to take an old dark wooden chair that had been sitting on our tiny front porch and do something with it.  I wanted to use it as garden decor.  So! After picking up some red spray paint, I purchased a potted flowing Vinca for under five dollars.  I added a piece of primitive decor that I already had in the living room, and this is the end result! Took only about a half hour to paint.  I love it now and it brightens up a spot.  I have about three more chairs.  All different but all wooden and very sturdy.  I think I see more painting fun in the close future.

     I would love to gain more followers, so what I'm going to do is start filling a giveaway box! When I get 100 followers, I'll then draw a name from a hat....Well, maybe a bowl.  No, a box.... Wait! Doesn't matter what it's drawn from, as long as all followers get a chance to win! So what I would like all to do is........If you're a follower of mine, please leave me your name in the comments below.  All my long time followers please do this and if you're brand new, you do so as well. Make sure you you show up in my "Follow" list at the top of my blog page. No ending date for the drawing as it all depends when I hit the 100 followers! So jump in here so I can get to know you, and please let a friend know about the giveaway as well!  The first gift in the giveaway box will be the chart of the piece above and as seen below.  There will be many more goodies!

     Now for everyone who is fighting this heat wave....Please stay safe inside when you can.  Always start your car and give it a couple of minutes to cool down before you leave.  Drink plenty of liquids and dress light.  

     To all my wonderful dear friends and followers! You stay safe and well also, and remember to "Feel the Colors"


  1. LindaLee, I really like what you did with your chair. Wow, your peanut butter tree is gorgeous. Congratulations on getting the heart finishe; it is very pretty. I love the wedding sampler you stitched. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. LindaLee, the frame sets off your wedding gift beautifully, Scott and Nancy will be thrilled with your gift of time and talent. Love with an open heart is such a wonderful expression and the stitch is just lovely, another fortunate friend to receive it.
    The peanut tree looks to be blooming beautiful little stars! It's stunning.
    Your chair redo was a quick-fun project that brightened up the fenceline!
    Please enter both RJ and Mary from Stitchingfriendsforever in your giveaway. You have a great blog and hope lots more people discover you and your charming blog.

  3. The Wedding sampler turned out so beautiful.
    The heart stitch is pretty too.
    I never heard of a peanut Butter tree, but it's pretty!
    Great idea with the chair also, so cute.
    Gotta love those Oreos! :)

  4. First I would like to thank you for the kind words to you left on my blog. Your stitching is lovely ND that tree is so pretty. Before moving to Arizona I lived in Rhode Island and visited NH many times. Count me as one of your new followers.

  5. First I would like to thank you for the kind words to you left on my blog. Your stitching is lovely ND that tree is so pretty. Before moving to Arizona I lived in Rhode Island and visited NH many times. Count me as one of your new followers.

  6. Linda, I've been a follower and have your blog on my 'blogs I read list' on my blog. This is a good idea. Hope you make your goal really quickly. Please enter me. Cathryn (blueladie at hotmail dot com)

  7. I am not entering your giveaway but I wanted to say that your wedding row finish is beautiful

  8. I adore your "Love With an Open Heart" piece. It will make a beautiful pillow. No need to enter me in a drawing. I have everything I could need right now. Have a great weekend! --Andrea

  9. Your stitching is gorgeous and I love the peanut butter tree I am a flower person so looking at all of your pictures has made my day. they are so beautiful. I love the wedding gift you made and the heart is absolutely gorgeous.

  10. What a beautiful wedding finish! I am sure your nephew and his wife will treasure it. I have read your blog for years, but just checked and realized I was an official follower. Well, now I am. :) I always like seeing your stitching and reading about your garden and fun adventures. You are such a positive person and an inspiration!

  11. I love what you did with that chair! Your stitched pieces are just beautiful, especially the wedding gift.
    Take care in the heat, that sounds awful.

  12. I am a new follower, I also follow with Bloglovin' too. It is always fun to find a new blog to read. x

  13. Linda, I have been a follower of yours. Lost you for a while as you had changed your blog, but was happy to find you again. Stay cool.

  14. Hi Linda Lee! I'm on a two month trip but was lucky today to get use of a computer at the hotel we are staying at. I know how hot you must be as it was so hot and muggy in Florida before we left. We have been traveling for two weeks and we are now in Colorado and the weather is perfect. I really LOVE how lovely your wedding gift turned out. I know your nephew and his wife are going to love it. I really like how you did your flower chair...it is so adorable. And the peanut butter tree is really neat...I have never seen one before. RJ

  15. Hi Linda I love your stitched pieces! I love your peanut butter tree it is beautiful! I am one of your followers I look forward to seeing more of your stitched pieces!

  16. Hi Linda, I'm happy to be on board as a new follower on your lovely blog. Love the chair and bicycle additions to your yard. Now I'm off to explore your posts.

  17. I'm a new follower!

  18. I am a new follower, I also follow with Bloglovin' too. It is always fun to find a new blog to read. x


  19. It turned out fantastically well! And love the other piece too. I hope they had a fun honeymoon. :) I'd love to be entered in the giveaway and hope you gain more and more followers. I'll try and remember to mention it on my blog too.

  20. Hello I followed Tiffstitches link to see what your blog is all about. I love bright colors and love your beautiful projects. So I'm going to follow you now. I look forward to getting to know you more.

  21. I love your saying of feel the colors. Please enter me in your drawing.