Friday, September 1, 2017

August is Gone!

     Where did it go I wonder.  August came and went in record time it seems, and I have been very careless about posting here and keeping my friends and followers up to date.  I haven't even commented on my followers blogs either and I just want to apologize here and now.  I have no excuses at all.  Billy and I have been no busier than usual.  We have been healthy and fine.  Time just got away from us.  So! I'm back!
     First of all! I need to show you the last couple or three stages of the "Peanut Butter Tree", and I must say that the stage it's in right now is one of my favorite ones.  Love the purple centers.  Here you go.

Once these beautiful blue centers start to wrinkle up some, I'll take a few and use them to dye up some fabric.

     The little sweater I was working on and showed you a picture of what I had done on my last post, was finished up and sent out already.  So no pictures of the completed piece.  Never gave it a thought.  I'll be making another though and will probably post it on my next blog post.  This is the time of year I believe that a lot of people, including myself, start thinking about getting the yarns out and crocheting or knitting up some projects.  The pieces can now be draped over your lap and the heat doesn't drive you out! I won't be buying anymore yard for a while I don't think.  I have so much that I have to use up.  I don't and can't throw it away! Yes.....I stash yarn as well as fabric and threads!

     I bought a very pretty table cloth at a thrift shop about three weeks back.  Paid just five dollars, and so far I've made two valences for my kitchen windows.  A picture of one of them here below.

Covered a couple of pillows......

as well as covered another small chair.  I have enough left over to make a table runner as well.  So I can say that the table cloth was well worth what I paid for it.

I have started another cross stitch piece by "By The Bay Needleart".  I haven't an awful lot done thus far, but here's a picture of what it will look like when finished.  This is the time of year when I start thinking about the beautiful colors of fall, and I've had this chart for quit sometime.  So now is the time!

Well, for some reason, it seems that I'm reaching the bottom of my blog page and won't be able to post much more this time around.  So I need to let ya'll go.  I want to welcome all my new followers here, and want to let all my sweet followers and friends know, that I'm still putting neat little things in the giveaway box.  Only eight more followers to go, and a name will be drawn.  I'm looking forward to it for sure.
Now, until next time, ya'll be well and take care.  Keep all in Texas in your prayers.  Remember to "feel the colors".


  1. So far I have not seen a Penut Butter Tree, and there are beautiful flowers. Very charming.
    I look forward to your new embroidery work, the preview looks class.
    I pray for the Texas people, soo much water.
    Happy Stitching, Martina

  2. Never saw a Peanut Butter tree. Pretty. Also I never think of buying something like a table cloth and re[purposing it..great idea. I love By The Bay needlework patterns.

  3. I don't think I've ever seen a Peanut Butter tree before, but I am enamored with it. It is so beautiful! No worries about August getting away from you. I have felt like this whole summer has gotten away from me. I really love to see those By the Bay patters stitched up, so I'll look forward to seeing some stitching updates. Have a great weekend! Andrea

  4. The By the Bay chart is so pretty and perfect to get you in the spirit of fall! Nice valance and pillows...very cheerful! HAve a nice, stitchy weekend.

  5. The Peanut Butter Tree is so pretty.
    Great Fall stitching choice.
    That's a great use of a tablecloth.

  6. Never heard of a Peanut Butter tree before. Interesting to know. You certainly made good use of that tablecloth. Must have been the bargain of the year. Take care.

  7. I stash yarn like that, too :-) Never heard of a peanut butter tree, but it sure is pretty! Love your uses of the tablecloth!

  8. Linda Lee, your peanut butter tree is so pretty. And I so enjoy all of your projects. What a great use of a tablecloth...one I need to remember. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  9. Linda Lee, I missed your posts! I just love how the PB tree has what looks to be little blueberries in the center now. So many great stages of this tree. Your curtain plaid looks very similar to what I have in my kitchen! The tablecloth was a great deal to get so many projects from it. Your new stitch is perfect for Fall...Have a great weekend, Mary

  10. I guess not many of us have heard of a peanut butter tree. Thank you for sharing it with us xx