Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quote of the week

"Smile, even it it's a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile."
-- Unknown

Dedicated to my friend and former classmate, Noah Chaparro who passed away on April 26, 2010.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekly Update

With my husband out of town for a few days I had plenty of "me" time which I spent working on a few projects. I finished Rose Hill Plantation by Little House Needleworks and I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
I also completed Winter Sheep one of LHN's monthly ornaments. Just waiting on the JABC buttons to give it that final touch and then drop it off to the finishers.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Quote of the Week

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
- Native American Proverb

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekly Update

It was another busy week but I managed to make some progress on my projects. I worked on Rose Hill Plantation by Little House Needleworks and this is what I have so far. I'm stitching this on a piece of hand-dyed 14 count Aida I had in my stash. The fabric was a gift from my friend Jeanine and I've had it for almost 7 years. Guess it was time.
Last week I posted my WIPs and decided to tackle them one at a time until there are finished. Here is my progress on the Gameboard Sampler by Drawn Thread. As you can see I don't have much to go now. I realized when I took this photo that is project is almost 3 years old.
When I'm finished with Rose Hill Plantation I plan to start on a baby sampler for my grandson. I've chosen (with the help of my daughter in law Julie), A Child Is Born by My Big Toe Design.
On a personal note I was very saddened to learn of the passing of my best friend's mom. Esther and I have been friends since we were 16 and I spent lots of time at her house, so her mom was like a second mother to me. I'm so going to miss my dear mama Dolly.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Quote of the Week

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."
-- Henri Bergson

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Sis!

I want to wish my sister Lucy a very happy birthday!! Miss you sis.

WIPs and such...

My friend TDee decided last weekend to update her blog with all her WIPs. Those of us in the same Yahoo group weren't sure if she was shaming us to confess our own WIPs or inspire us a bit. I choose to think of it has a nudge to finish those projects I so lovely started but somehow lost time or enthusiasm for. So here goes the projects I need to finish.
Book of Ink Circles
by Ink Circles
Colonial Women
by Little House Needleworks
Gameboard Sampler
by Drawn Thread
Christmas Double Flip-Its
by Lizzie Kate
by Marc Davis/Diane Jourdan
Double Flips
by Lizzie Kate

And my most forgotten piece...Yes, ladies I'm coming clean! LOL! I actually started this piece in 2003 and it's been sitting in a tube since 2005.
Lady of the Flag
by Mirabilia

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fair & Square Exchange

I participated in the Fair & Square exchange which this round had an Easter theme. I received these lovely squares from my partner Karen from AZ. Thanks Karen I love them!
I sent these to Karen.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quote of the Week

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
-- Motto of the Special Olympics

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Framed in time...

I was able to get this piece framed in time for Easter. It will be a great addition to my LHN wall in my living room.
He is Risen
by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks
Featured in Just Cross Stitch magazine