Monday, August 31, 2009

Finally Some Pictures To Post!

Life just seems to happen sometimes and get in the way of all the things that I intended to do. Isn't that the way things usually happen? LOL!! At least in my life that is the way that it is!

Tomorrow, or should I say today, the kids go back to school. It hardly seems possible that summer has come and gone already. It seems like they just got out of school.

So I have been stitching in between all the work that we do during the summer with the business. I was in an All Seasons Ornament Exchange that was due at the end of August. I just saw on that blog that my partner has received her ornament so I can post the picture here. Karen lives in Australia and I was so nervous about this ornament exchange as it was the first one that I have ever participated in and I was so scared that I wouldn't do as good of a job as my partner. But I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. The was an M Design ornament from Just Cross Stitch Ornament Edition 2005. It is called Joy.
There are beads on this and a crystal star at the top. I really think that it came out well. The fabric is Weeks Dye Works 30 ct. called "Linen".

I received my ornament from my partner in the mail this week too. Karen and I had each other for partners. I absolutely love the ornament that she sent to me. It has a summer theme and on one side were flip flops (My Favorite) and then a patriotic/summer theme on the other. I just adore it!!

I have been working on my DD's picture for her underwater room theme. It is moving a little quicker now that the ornament is done. Here is the latest picture of the progress I have made on this one.
I haven't been able to get back to my "Traveling Stitcher". I will once things calm back down and we get back into our routine. Once we do, I will have more time to stitch and work on my embroidery machine, which I can't wait to get back to!!

Well, it is late or early, whichever way you want to look at it, so I better get to bed. They will be up early tomorrow!

Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Will have pictures to post tomorrow!

Wow!! Where has the summer gone to? I can't believe its been a week since I posted last! All that I can say is that last week was a whole week of Mondays!! Yuck!!!

I finally finished my ornament exchange for Karen and got it out last week. And then I received mine from her as well. I will take pictures of it tomorrow and post them. The ornament is so cute and of two of my favorite things, flip flops and a patriotic theme!! I will also post the pictures of the one that I sent to her. I haven't seen where she received it yet, but I will post them anyway.

I have also been working on the Mermaid one from Country Cottage Needleworks, so I will post pictures of those too!!

Hope you have all had a wonderful week and that you stop back tomorrow to see the pictures.

Until then, Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fabulous Giveaway!!

I am so excited to share a fabulous giveaway with you from Melissa! She is having a fantastic giveaway celebrating eight years and 1,000 posts on her blog!! Can you imagine?? That is absolutely amazing.

So jump on over to Melissa's website and sign up to win!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Summer is coming to an end.......

The last days of summer of approaching and the kids want to go back to school but they don't. Funny how that always works. Today we took the kids to Cook's Forest to ride bumper boats and go karts and play miniature golf. They had a good time. Abby couldn't figure out how to get the bumper boats to always go straight when she wanted it to, just around and around in circles.

While we were out, I of course coerced my family to stop at our LNS, The Stitcher's Stash. I was doing a little more stash building. I bought the Loose Feathers Designs Nos. 35, 36, & 37 from Blackbird Designs. I got the wooden pincushion form to put the one sewing piece in. I also picked up the frame that "From Sea To Shining Sea" goes in. I am so excited. I also picked up the needlecase and scissor fob from Little House Needleworks.

Oh and I forgot to mention that as soon as I am done with the "From Sea To Shining Sea" series, I am going to start the "Winter Wonderland" serious by Country Cottage Needleworks and Crescent Colors. I bought this beautiful chocolate fabric to stitch it on. It is a "solo". This means that once this color is gone, the manufacturer will not make any more of it. I love it!!
So now I am back to finish off my ornament exchange to mail out on Monday!! I can't wait for my partner to see it! I hope she likes it, but I am a little nervous!

Hope you all have a good weekend, and Happy Stitching!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Wow!! I have to say that I did not expect to be away quite SOOOO long, but you know how it goes and sometimes life just gets in the way!

We have been so busy and I had a trip to Norfolk, VA for work and was there for five days. That was a long time to be away from home. Then was back and traveling within PA and OH for our business and I have to say that I was happy not to have anything to do this past weekend!! I was a total bum! And sometimes you just need that!

So I wanted just to stop in and say 'Hello' and that I will take pictures of what I have been working on these past couple of weeks. I hope to post them tonight, if not it, will be tomorrow!!

Hope you all have been having a wonderful summer!

Happy Stitching!