June 18, 2010

stitching and stashing

This finish has been a WIP for oh, about seven years. I've posted about it before, my plans were to try and finish it up back then, but it never happened. Oh well, better late than never.

I started on this when the design was first published, in the August 2003 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. Can't remember if this is 35 or 40 count fabric, but it is the 18th Century Blackbird linen from R&R, and stitched over 2 with one strand Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

The design is called Summer Jubilee in the magazine. It was published again later in their book "Souvenirs of Summer", not sure if it's called by the same name in that book. Anyway, now that it's finished, I love it!

Am I the only person having issues with Blogger and their new improved stuff? OY! I can't get this text aligned right, no matter how many times I push the button, it's driving me MAD!! HELP!

Well, anyway, here's the stashing part...my order from Pineberry Lane

Some charts I've wanted for a while, some scissors, bobbins, fabric, and rusty jingle bells.
I love all of it, although I'm not too sure what to do with the bobbins, they're bigger than I expected :-)
I think they can be used for the bases of pincushions or "make do's". Hmm....

It is SO hot here! Even indoors, taking pictures for this blog, I broke out in perspiration! Summer is just not my favorite time of year, although, we do have the big birthday week coming up in our family, first my daughter has hers on the 30th, mine on the 1st and they're always followed up by the fireworks on the 4th, so that part of summer is usually fun :-) After that, it's just a countdown until Autumn!

Stay cool my friends. Stitch much. Be happy!

June 12, 2010

feels like summer

Just a fly-by post so no one thinks I'm dead or anything. Although, I am wilting at an alarming pace with the hot weather we've had. The picture above was taken from our seat at the coffee shop downtown the other day when Patti and I had a little visit. I thought that bike was pretty cool!

Not much stitching to report. Shoulder and hand pain, along with other things have left me with nothing good to show. I'd like to say thanks for everyone that visited from Terri's blog (when she had the giveaway) and left such nice comments. Y'all are sweet. And Terri's a doll, isn't she? I gained some new followers (and lost a few after she had the drawing, lol), and promise to be back soon with some stitchy goodness to share.

Take care, happy weekend (and summer, even if it hasn't officially started yet ;-) )