Tuesday, July 27, 2010
You'll notice that in my haste, I didn't iron the piece and that it is turned on its side but when I was photographing it I couldn't tell because it was a symmetrical piece. This played very well into my type A personality. Anyways, I love the colors and look forward to having a pillow real soon. The last pic is one that my son Ben is working on. He wanted to start his own blog but I won't allow that because of his age. I taught him how to stitch 2 years ago and he has done it off and on but recently discovered that he can stay inside if he is stitching. HMMMM!! I may need to reevaluate this but for now he is doing a great job. I had to teach him half and 3/4 stitches so he did have a little help!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
It has been a very busy gardening week. I have spent most afternoons weeding and harvesting. The only problem with that is that it leaves little time for stitching. This week we harvested lots of beans, lots of yellow squash, zucchini, watermelon radishes, lots of cucumbers, and 1 lonely red tomato. I have said this earlier but everything seems very early this year.
We did have one pepper ready for picking, while I was harvesting the squash I heard a pop! Yes, you know it, Jessee the wonder dog took that pepper right off the plant and took off running with her treat. So much for fresh pepper in my salad. The pictures below show our harvest from Tuesday. I picked more on Thursday and should have done the same today but it rained so I will have to get to it this weekend.
I hope to get back to stitching this weekend. I have a stitching day planned with my Celebrations stitching group. I don't typically get much done because we are too busy chatting and snacking. We have been known to crack each other up with childhood memories and end up rolling in laughter with tears in our eyes. I can't wait. I hope you all have a very good weekend no matter how you spend it. Thank you for all of your lovely comments. I look forward to each and every one.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Avery and I decided to put together a fleece blanket for Grampa. He is a John Deere lover and winter can get pretty cold in that old Vermont house.
First, we cut off the excess and placed our two pieces of fleece together so they matched in size.
Then, Avery very carefully cut the fringe for our blanket.
I began knotting the fringe!
Voila! A new cozy fleece blanket for Grampa. It only took a little over an hour to complete which fits the attention span of most children. While we were making this together, Avery looked over and said, " Mom, I love you. You are so patient. You always let me help you with crafts." Aawww! How sweet is he?
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
I am sitting here pondering on whether or not it is too hot to stitch. Today, with no AC and no breeze it was quite unbearable. I tried stitching earlier but I could not get comfortable. I decided to take some pics of my vacation finish. I stitched it while away and I think it's funny that it says Made in the USA when I actually stitched it while visiting in Canada. (LOL) I haven't put it together yet but I plan to make a patriotic pillow out of this design. It was a kit offered by Becky Boo Designs from many moons ago. I did some stash digging for a quick patriotic stitch to take on our trip. It came in a really cute tin which I have on display.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
We moved on to Cooperstown, NY home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. I loved this town. It felt so American with the flowers, flags, and patriotic decorations. I would love to go back again when we can stay a little longer. The boys loved the Hall of Fame. They were able to find lots of names they recognized and enjoyed searching out the Red Sox Articles that made it into the Hall.
We then visited the Corning Museum of Glass. I know, many of you may be wondering, 4 boys, glass museum, YIKES! Believe it or not, we made it through without breaking anything. The boys learned about glass firing, fusing, etching, and blowing. It was really breath taking. The above pics are two of my favorites.
The lost stop before arriving in Niagra Falls was Letchworth State Park in NY. It is known as the Grand Canyon of the East. This park was beautiful. The falls were really something to see. They also had a large area for picnics and running. This was a hidden gem. It was very peaceful and serene, with lots of walkways along the edge of the falls. A great place to take a break from all of the driving.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Just got back from a VERY long road trip with my boys. We covered 1,850 miles in one BIG loop! It is SOOO good to be home. I have kissed all the kitties and watered the gardens. It always seems that we do a bunch of work before we leave, over extend ourselves while traveling just trying to fit it all in, and then play catch up when we get home. I have lots of pics to share but I am itching to get stitching since I am in severe withdrawal. I will post a recap of our vacay this coming week and a WIP I started while away. Stay tuned!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
No picture today as I am posting remotely. Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy 4th. It's a great time to spend with family, friends, and even a little time to stitch. Update on the beetle, I believe it is a May beetle. Donna maybe you can let me know if that is right? Creepy, and now living outside where he belongs!
Thursday, July 1, 2010
At stitching group yesterday we got into a discussion about eyelashes. What we wouldn't do to get them. We talked about a product that is available via prescription called Latisse. Last night, my hubby called from the other room saying he found someone that got into the Latisse. Low and behold, a beetle with the longest "lashes" on his antennae. We were hysterical and then it doned on me that it was a giant BEETLE in my HOUSE. AAAAAGGGHHHHH!!!!!
Lastly, I harvested some squash from the garden for dinner. Yumm-O!
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