Sunday, May 20, 2012

Found In The Garden

My vegetable garden isn't doing so well but my herb garden has really taken off.  I thought I would share some pictures with you on this gorgeous Sunday.




Italian Parsley



 But wait!

  What was that other strange plant I saw amongst the Rosemary?

Bwahahahaha!  It's my ort jar trying to disguise itself as a flower!  :o)

Happy Sunday All!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Handsome Afternoon

Today, Chris and I took a quick road trip to Salisbury.  We were going to Spring Robin to pick up my framing and to see what else might catch our eye.  Robin has a wonderful little shop and if you are in the area you really must stop in.  Just check out this handome fellow that came home with me:

Plum Street Samplers
 I used restraint and didn't come home with any stash additions, however, I did leave Penny America there to be framed.

We had a wonderful Greek Salad with chicken for lunch at the Sidewalk Deli and then headed down the road to Granite Quarry, NC where we toured the Old Stone House.

Our State magazine and UNCTV published a wonderful video on this state treasure which can tell you all about the house much more eloquently than I.  The video can be found here.

Since Chris and I were together again I gave her the last two pieces she had given me to finish for her.  Here is a picture of her Bent Creek Snowman finished as a round pillow with tiny pom pom fringe.

It was just a splendid afternoon and I enjoyed every minute.  :o)

When I arrived home this gorgeous thimble purse necklace from none other than Lori of Notforgotten Farm was waiting in my mailbox.  I won it in a giveaway on her blog and I am just thrilled with it.  That is my dear mother's thimble sitting beside it which is now tucked safely inside and hanging around my neck.  I can't decide if I want to use it for my thimble when I am doing hand sewing or store my mom's thimble in it and keep it close to my heart.  At any rate, I will treasure this little work of art.  It just makes me smile to look at it.

I hope your Saturday was as fabulous as mine was!  Enjoy your Sunday my friends.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rainy Graduation

We saw my other son graduate yesterday.  The ceremony was scheduled to take place outside but mother nature had a thing or two to say about that and it had to be moved inside due to rain.  We are so very proud of him and are looking forward to supporting him as he goes on to attend UNCG this fall.
I couldn't get a good photo with all the rain and crowd at the ceremony so I had to settle for a quick snap when we got back home. 

Chis gifted me with a Bent Creek "United"  kit at our Sampler Guild meeting and I finished the stitching last night. I thoroughly enjoyed stitching on this 18 ct linen with that big ole perle cotton.

Cute, isn't it?  I had thought to put this in a 5x7 frame but it is just a tad too large.  Now I have to decide how to finish it.  Suggestions??

Oh, almost forgot.  The winner of the Summer Garden pattern is June!  I wish I had a pattern for all of you.  Perhaps June will pass it on too once she stitches it.

Have a great Friday ya'll!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Summer Garden

Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my son's graduation photo.  I am still just beaming with pride.  :o)  Some of you didn't realize I had twins.  They are fraternal twin boys (some have said they are mirror image twins but I don't know about all that) and are now 24 years old. 

We had a late frost a couple of weeks ago that pretty much ruined my tomato and cucumber plants but that didn't stop me from "planting" a garden of a different sort.
"Summer Garden"
Little House Needleworks
CC floss supplied in kit

This finished up to be a rather large pillow - 10"x10" square.  The fabric you see at the bottom of the pillow is also used for the backing.  It really brightens my mantle.

This chart is up for grabs if anyone wants it.  I used all the floss so it is only the chart.  If you are interested, please send me an email.  I'll draw a name later in the week if there is more than one who would like to have it.

I had a wonderful lunch yesterday with Chris  so we could catch up with all the doings in our lives and solve a few of the world's problems.  :o)  I had finished up a few of her lovely stitched pieces that I wanted to return to her and she gifted me with some of the cutest bird charms which I failed to snap a picture of.  Head on over to her blog and take a look at her beautiful stitching.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  This will be another busy week for me with another graduation to attend.  Thank you so much for your visits!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Proud Momma

Today I watched my son receive his Bachelor's Degree in History from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  We are so proud of him.  :o)

Next week we will watch his twin brother receive his degree.  We are wishing them both the best in their very bright futures.