Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Woefully behind

Hi dear friends!  I am soooo behind in my blog reading and commenting I don't know when I will ever catch up.  There just aren't enough hours in the day to do all that I want to do. 

Our tomatoes and cucumbers (and weeds) are coming in fast and furious.  It is amazing how many cucumbers I have already harvested from one $1.59 plant.  Just this evening I picked 7 cucumbers and 6 tomatoes and will have at least that many ready to pick again tomorrow.  I sure wish some of you lived nearby so I could share the bounty. 

Stitching continues on the Mystery Sampler - I can taste a finish coming soon.  :o)  Oh and I managed to add LHN's Summer Garden and By the Bay's Stitch an Inch Summer and one of Donna's beautiful pendant fobs to my stash because you know I don't have enough to stitch already.  (It's an addiction I tell ya! And yes I was too lazy/tired to go take a picture of these beauties.)

I needed a little sewing fix this weekend and managed to sit down in the sewing room for a few hours and finish this:

Isn't she cute?  The pattern and tutorial can be found on the DIY Dish website.  I can see several of these in my future.

That's all I have for today.  I do hope to find time to stop by your blogs soon where I know I will be tempted, inspired, and enabled by all your beautiful work.  Stay cool out there and thank you for stopping by!


Mother of Mayhem said...

Oh, what an adorable bird. I love her paisley wings. Great job!

Lana said...

I love,love,love your lil' pincushion!!! Soooo cute! I totally know what you mean about there not being enough hours in a day to get all the stuff done that I want to!My googlereader was at over 600, I finally had to clear them all out and start over fresh, I hate having to do that, but it's the only way I can keep up!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Cute! This would cute with my chicks!

Pumpkin said...

It's a busy time of year!

I'm upset because our tomato plant went belly up :o( I miss having fresh veggies.

What a cutie! I can see why you will be making more ;o)

Chris said...

HI Myra!
It sounds like you are still getting a lot done. The bird is a sweetie. I am feeling like there are not enough hours in the day too! I am blaming the heat.
I am looking forward to the 6th!!

Deborah said...

The bird is so cute! I envy the garden bounty.

Carol said...

Yes, it's an addiction--but we all have it, Myra! Sounds like you picked up some goodies and I can't wait to see your Mystery Sampler finish.

Your bird is darling--I'm in awe that you can just sit down and whip something up so easily! I love his button eyes, too :)

Enjoy all that produce--we still haven't had one ripe tomato!

Amy said...

Love your little bird. I have made 2 of them from the DIY site. I don't sew much at all and was wondering if it is my inexpensive sewing machine, but is it hard for you to do the curves on your sewing machine? Amy from Oklahoma
amyfrazier @ hotmail. com

Gabi said...

That bird is SO cute. Best thing, I just realized I have that sampler fabric in my stash too!! You're giving me here some ideas. :)

Lois said...

What a cute pincushion! You stitch the most wonderful things!! Now if we lived closer I'd love some of your cucumbers!! Looking forward to seeing the next pic of your MS.

Crispy said...

Love you new pincushion..too cute!! Gardens aren't producing as much this year, we have too much rain and too many hail storms :0(


Cindy's Stitching said...

that is adorable. Love it.

Sally said...

I love your little bird. It is so cute.

Deb said...

I think that we all get woefully behind on blog reading and commenting. But once summer is over thigns always seem to calm down.

Love your little bird. I'm going to have to look for that pattern. It's adorable.

Mary said...

Love the little bird Myra. You are a real talent with your sewing machine.
Enjoy your stash enhancement...we're all "guilty of the same crime" :)

As for your blogging/reading, it's a busy time of year AND when you're feeling behind....LOOK AT ME!!!! I'm still trying to catch up. Life keeps me hoppin'

Glad to hear that your garden is doing so well


Daffycat said...

Oh, I feel your pain with blog-reading! I'm never caught up anymore.

I'm adoring that birdie! His paisley wings and bright red tummy are darling!

Nancy said...

Cute bird! Thanks for posting the design site!

Catherine said...

What a sweet project Myra!!! Looking forward to seeing your Mystery Sampler. As far as that addiction, you are definitely not alone!!

Ellen said...

Your bird pincushion is so adorable, love it! Can't wait to see your Mystery Sampler finish!

I am addicted too as far as stash is concerned. There are so many designs I want to stitch but so little time.


Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Myra, what a cute pincushion! Love it to pieces! LOL
So happy to hear your tomatoes and cucumbers are growing rapidly! That is awesome.
Keep well and have a lovely weekend.

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