Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mid-Week Update

It's been a while since I posted and I can't really explain where the time has gone. Hubby and I are doing some some renovations/painting around the house so we've spent the last two weekends going to Lowe's, Home Depot, Best Buy and a few others. In the midst of that our kitchen sink is clogged and hubby can't seem to fix it so we hope the plumber can do something when he comes to the house on Friday. The stuff from under the sink is sitting on the floor and I just hate the clutter.

I have managed to get some stitching done and I finished this cute little piece by Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers called Yankee Poodle. I added Part 7 to my Alla Turca by Pelin Tezer and hope to finish Part 8 by the weekend.
I stitched this Prairie Schooler piece (from the 1997 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue) for an exchange and finished it into an ornament and also finished my Glory piece by San-Man Originals which I stitched earlier this month.

Quote of the Week

"Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you chose to do with them is up to you."
-- Richard Bach

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quote of the Week

"Yearn to understand first and to be understood second."
-- Beca Lewis Allen

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunflower Inn FINISHED!

I have finally finished Sunflower Inn by Little House Needleworks. Only need to add some beads to my sunflowers (versus adding the french knots which I'm not good at) and it will be ready to frame. Here are a few pics...sorry for the "leaning" photo. LOL!

I also find time to finish Peace Assisi (by Kirsten Edwards) into a small pillow.
And last, but not least, I want to thank my partner in the Prairie Schooler ornament exchange for the sweet little ornament. Thanks so much April!

Friday, July 17, 2009

New from LHN and CCN

Wonderful new releases from my favorite designers.
Mayflower Landing
By Little House Needleworks
Lavender's Blue
by Little House Needleworks
(model stitched by me)
The Cafe
by Country Cottage Needleworks
English Garden
by Country Cottage Needleworks

Happy Blogiversary!!!

Today I am celebrating my first year as a Blogger. My previous blog was not fulfilling my needs so I came here to try it out and one year later I am happy to say it's been a great journey and learning experience. Not only do I get a chance to share a little about me and my love of stitching but I have made new friends and learned much from them. I want to thank all who have passed through these gates and here is hoping to another great year.
The winner of the drawing of those who left the wonderful comments and well wishes is...

Dawn Hub

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quote of the Week

"I like a quiet life, you know me."
-- Harry Potter

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Weekly Update

This week I have two small freebies that I've completed. The first is this darling design, In God We Trust by Paulette Stewart of Plum Street Samplers.

The second is Glory by San-Man Originals.

I also had a chance to upload a few of the photographs hubby and I took last weekend while celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. You can see photos of our visit to the California State Railroad Museum here:

As well as photos of our Tour of the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA.

This upcoming week I am also celebrating my blogaversary! What an incredible year it has been in sharing my stitching with you and in making new friends as I visit other blogs. Leave a message here if you would like to be included in my giveaway. Just a few goodies to say "thanks" for stopping by.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quote of the Week

"If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with."
-- Michael Jackson

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

This weekend Patrick and I will be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. It's actually what we call a "double-anniversary" since we went on our first date on July 6, 1990 and married exactly a year later. It's been an incredible 19 years and I pray we have many many more happy ones together. I dug into some old albums and find these.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quote of the Week

"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
-- US Declaration of Independence