Saturday, August 29, 2009

Another Finish!

It took a while but I finally finished this SAL. While stitching the last few stitches I could feel the excitement just bubbling up...but at the same time it was a slight sad

Now on to work on another WIP...I'm thinking my Book of InkCircles (4 squares to go) and also "pumpkin Magic" for the month of September; and of course a few more

Friday, August 28, 2009

This week's finishes

My first attempt at specialty stitches....I don't think it turned out too
this one is a freebie from The Prairie Schooler that I changed the colors on and added some it.
I'm so happy to have had a productive week for stitching. Although previously posted I had to add the Around the world irish girl as it was stitched this The others are for an ornament exchange that I filled in for and will be finished off this weekend so they can be posted early next week.
I wonder if I can now finish the last part to my "language of a cross stitcher" by Tuesday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

These are the birthday cards and floss I received from the bbinteractive@yahoogroup Birthday Floss Exchange. I am still getting a few stragglers in the mail from time to time but opened these on my birthday, making for a wonderfully colorful day. The idea behind this is that people signed up last January and starting in Feb those who signed up started sending birthday cards with 2 skeins of floss to all the birthday stitchers each month. During your birthday month you recieve cards and floss from everyone else.
There were two groups to sign up for North American (including Canada) and International. I signed up for both groups and have enjoyed receiving cards and floss from all over the world.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Last week I managed to complete this ornament for my Around The World Christmas tree theme that I hope to complete for next year. All in all there will be about 60 cross stitched ornaments on the tree with a few other ornaments. Some of which will be small passports from scrapbooking supplies and also planning to have small suitcases hanging as well.

A finish already this week...this was such a quick stitch up and I still needed a small stitch since my stitching has been somewhat limited. this is number 5 of the Around the World Christmas themed tree for next year.

A beginning to a finish!

This week I will be starting on the final installment to Language of a Cross Stitcher SAL from OakhavenDesigns yahoogroup. I am so excited to complete this beautiful design. 15 parts in it and my first attempt using linen. The colors blend together so wonderfully.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Christmas in July Swap

I realized today I had already received this when I checked the mail and had received a second "card" from a member of bbinteractive. So upon opening the first one I saw it was my ornament from the Christmas in July Swap. Or in this case 3 wonderful gifts.
This adorable Noel ornament will look wonderful on my dining room tree with poinsettias and lots of red and green and ivory ornaments; or even marking a spot in a winter's evening read
This charming Angel will look so lovely on my Angel Tree, joining her heavenly sisters watching over all who enter our house during the joyful season
Of course a snowman is always a welcomed visitor....well for our family anyways and as long as it isn't to I will definitely find a spot for this friendly little guy whether it be on my Winter Wonderland tree (if I find a spot to put it) or on one of my Story book Nook trees.

Oh I can't wait to start the decorating and incorporate these wonderful goodies for many years to come. Thank you Barbara for such a wonderful treat and sorry for the delay....

Monday, August 3, 2009

Back from Vacation

We arrived home Sunday morning/Saturday night about 12:30! What a long We went to visit with our son Samuel and watch his graduation from US Navy Basic Training. It was a wonderful ceremony and it was great to see him, although the time we could spend together was brief.
He has now left Great Lakes RTC and should be starting Submarine School today in Groton. We hope to see him soon.
Just before his graduation he got the all clear from Medical which was indeed Happy News...No cancer!

Now to catch up on things around here and get everything put in order here at home...laundry has been started and today will be replenishing the refrigerator, picking up the dogs and returning the rental car.