Sunday, June 26, 2011

Red White & Blue

Hello --
It's been a busy coouple of weeks and unfortunately I didn't get a lot of stitching done.  Last Sunday, we (meaning my husband) took out our carpeting in the living room.  What a job!  We have wood flooring underneath but it's not in great shape so now we need to decide weather to refinish these floors or put in new wood flooring. Not sure what we'll do but I know that I won't put carpeting back in. 

This past Tuesday we had very strong storms come through our area and our village lost over 1000 trees on the parkways,  not to mention what residents lost on their own property.  We lost a 30 foot tree on our parkway and fortunately it did not hit our home, however several of our neighbors were not so lucky and had damage to their homes and cars. There were no injuries that we know of (thank goodness).   It looked like a war zone on Wednesday morning and there is still a LOT of stuff to be picked up by the tree services but we are slowly getting back to normal.  We were without power for over 48 hours so no stitching (need my magnifier and light) and even though we have a generator it needed to run the sump pump and refrigerator.  We are so very very grateful that we are all OK and that our home wasn't damaged and are ready for things to get back to normal.

On to stitching stuff.  I did manage to finish this little LHN -- Bringing home the Tree.  I think the little dog in this one looks like a Scottie.

 I also worked on Red, White & Bloom by CCN.  I am hoping to have this finished before the 4th of July.  I already know that I want to frame it in a red frame (just like Linda's -- I hope she won't mind:)))
This afternoon I'm going to Inspired Needle for an afternoon of stitching and shopping (can't wait)  I'm hoping to get the new LHN sampler that just came out.  It looks wonderful.

I will leave you with a picture of my Wheaten Scottie (Fiona) just relaxing in my stitching chair in the family room.  What a life my dogs have:))))


As always, thank you so much for your nice comments and for stopping by.  I so appreciate each and every one.

Have a great week.

BrendaS

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Perfect Sunday in June

Hello --
Today is a beautiful sunny day in Chicagoland.  It's a little cooler than normal but beautiful blue skies and what my grandma would call "a perfect Sunday in June"

I have lots of pictures to show you this week.  I'll start by showing my framed Heirloom Stitching Sampler.  It was really hard to get a good picture because it's about 36 inches long.  I did take a close-up of the frame so you see what I chose and I'm very pleased with the results. 


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Yesterday, I wanted a quick stitch and a quick finish so I chose this LHN design -- Be True. 


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I am on the last panel of the VS Sweet Bag -- Happy  Hearts.  I am anxious to get this finished and then start in on the finishing!  Wish me luck:)))
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A few stitches were put in JB Humble Servant Sampler.  I am still really enjoying this.  One month from today my daughter and I leave for Tulsa to take a class from Theresa Venette and Theresa Layman.  I can't wait:)))

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This afternoon I started Red, White, Bloom by CCN.  I saw Linda's framed piece last week and it was just gorgeous and I knew I wanted to stitch it for myself too.  Just in time for the 4th of July!

Thanks for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments.  I know it takes time to leave them and I so appreciate each and every one.

Have a great week and enjoy this beautiful Sunday.

BrendaS

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Hearts (Part 3)

Hello Friends --
I just put the finishing stitches into Part 3 of my VS Sweet Bag.  Only 1 more side to go (YEAH!!!)

 I hope to be able to finish part 4 in the next week or so and then complete the bag before the end of June (that is being wonderfully optimistic because I'm very nervous about putting the whole thing together)  There is also a biscornu, scissor case and fob to go with the set that I will eventually stitch in the near future.

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I was able to work some more on the JB Humble Servant Sampler.  The colors are so pretty in this one and I'm really enjoying stitching it

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This past Friday, I went to Inspired Needle for the Mystery Sampler Stitch-a-Long and had a great time:))).  I didn't get a whole lot stitched (so no pic) but spent an evening with some very fun women and of course we all shopped and shared ideas. Thanks ladies for a wonderful time.

As always, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.  I appreciate them:)))
I hope you are all enjoying a good weekend.  Have a great upcoming week.

BrendaS