Monday, August 24, 2015

Woohoo!! Second post in a week!

Wow, I can't believe I am posting twice in one week.  ( I said I would be back with some stitching updates.)

I have been on a roll with some finishing.  I hope I can keep it up.
I went rummaging through my stitched up projects that still needed the finishing done and I came up with "Petite Treasures" by Merry Cox.  I took this class back in 2010 in Mesa, hosted by The Attic.  I have done the little pin keep and needlebook.  Hope to get to the button bag, lining the tray and scissor keep this week.  I plan on working a little bit each night and soon things shall get done.  The tray a child's cutlery tray.  It measures around 3"x4".  The bottom of the tray is lined with silk.  Will show pictures of that later this week.

I have started the house on "A Young Lady's Workbox"  The house was supposed to be done with one strand of Weeks Dye Works in Brick, but I liked it better with two strands.  Hopefully will be putting more stitches in to this soon. 

Not much to show.  Should have gotten a closer picture.  Oh well maybe next time.

Nothing new this week.  First week of school went pretty well and I say this week will go well too.  Next week we start back to swim practice.  So we soon shall see. 

Have a good week my dear stitching friends, and thank you for visiting.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Good Intentions!

I had good intentions of keeping up with this blog, getting some quality stitching time in, baking and gardening. But life seems to have other plans sometimes for us. Summers are just not good stitching time for us. We live on a lake and it seems like we are out there every weekend boating and such. I know a terrible way to spend the summer right?  It is if you don't get any stitching time. Come on Fall. Oh how I love thee!!!

Kidos started back to school this past week. I have a sophomore in high school ( how did that happen) and an 8th grader (don't know how that happened either. 10 grader is driving so that should free up a lot of time as I was having to drive back and forth everyday for swim practices. Sometimes in the mornings before school and everyday after.  Woohoo for me. Still teary eyed that he drives off without me. But I can't stop them from growing up.

On a stitching note....... I have gotten "Eternal Love" by Merry Cox all stitched and even finished. This was one of the easiest finishings I have ever done. You know I tend to procrastinate but that free time when kids are not around is going to change that....hopefully. This was one of the classes that I took in Mesa at the Sampler Symposium this past January hosted by The Attic.




This is such a lovely picece. It was fun to stitch and the little tray and all the accessories fit inside the paper mâché box that has a name plate stitched on it.  

I am starting to stitch "A Young Lady's Workbox". Will show you progress in a few short days. I am really going to try to keep blogging as this might keep me stitching more. 

Thank you for stopping by my dear friends.