Saturday, July 31, 2010
I hope to put the finishing stitches in Wash Day before I head off to bed tonight so no picture until it is done. It really is turning out to be a pretty piece and will look great framed and on the wall.
And now the winner of my Christmas in July package is Deborah of Cranberry Samplings! There were 21 entries in this drawing and the random number generator chose #12. Thank you to everyone who visited and entered. I enjoy reading your comments and visiting your blogs. I wish I could send each and every one of you a prize but I haven't won the lottery...yet. :o)
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
The winner will receive the following: A medium size zipper bag complete with jingle bell on the zipper tab, and a peppermint twist pincushion stuffed with crushed walnut shells both made by my own two hands. :o) I am also including a couple of varigated DMC flosses in Christmas colors, a Charles Craft towel with evenweave insert, and one of the Mill Hill ornament kits I thrifted.
To enter the drawing for these Christmas goodies just leave a comment on this post saying you would like to win. I will draw a name sometime late Saturday, July 31st.
Thank you for visiting my blog and good luck in the drawing!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Please don't forget the furbabies that stay outside. Make sure they have plenty of shade and fresh water and if they aren't accustomed to being outside all the time, don't let them stay out there very long. Today we had a dog come in with heatstroke that had only been outside for an hour. Such a sad sight and I am still praying it comes out of it. I immediately called my son and told him not to let Lola outside unless he went with her and to bring her back inside when he came in. (It really made me think because sometimes we do forget she is out and she doesn't bark or scratch to come back in.)
Take a look at what I have planned for the weekend after I finish with work tomorrow. Yep, 22 pounds of the best peaches ever! I am going to try my hand at making some jam and freezing some. Wish me luck!
I have been stitching on Wash Day and hope to have a progress picture to show you tomorrow. It is such a cute design and I am enjoying every minute of it.
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Stay inside and stitch where it is nice and cool. :o)
Saturday, July 17, 2010
"Where My Heart Blooms"
The ground was shaking because I was happy dancing about this! LOL
I put in the final stitches around 10:30 last night. Since I started it in January it is about time it was finished doncha think? Now I just have to find the perfect frame as I want to hang it over my mantle in the living room.
I have been pawing through my new stash this morning trying to decide what I want to start next. I am waffling between Halloween Revelry and Wash Day but first I have to head to the orchard this morning because the peaches are ripe.
Anyone have a good recipe for peach jam/jelly/preserves???
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
A visit to the Goodwill last week yielded these finds for .69 cents each. Even though I don't do a lot of beading I just couldn't pass them up.
The plethora of beads and the buttons alone were worth far more than I paid for them. I will probably keep the snowman one (it has a cardinal) but look for the Santa to be offered as part of a Christmas in July giveaway coming soon.
I have been stitching away on Where My Heart Blooms and am coming down the home stretch with only the borders left to do. I have really enjoyed stitching this piece but am itching to move on to some Halloween/Autumn things.
That's it for now. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I hope all of you in the states had an enjoyable Independence Day and everyone else had a wonderful Sunday. I will leave you with a picture of my little "familiar" surveying the garden. :o)
Friday, July 2, 2010
The backing fabric just finishes it perfectly.
On my way outside to take the pictures of Carol's pillow, I was greeted by this little visitor. I think he is a sign of a fabulous 4th of July weekend.
Thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you and hope you enjoy some time with family and friends this weekend. My husband and son have to work all weekend and I have to work tomorrow so no family time for us but I hope to get lots of stitch therapy in on Sunday and Monday. :o)