Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello again. I am so pleased with how fast and how well this piece is going. It is such a fun stitch I may be stitching it again after the first of the year maybe for Scott, Connor and Emma this time. Emma isn't born yet but will be in August. I My youngest niece, Christina is getting married Sept. 8. So tomorrow her mother is taking me shopping for shower and wedding gifts. Her bridal shower is Aug. 14, on my birthday. Anyone else enjoying the Olympics? I am....I've enjoyed the gymnastic and swimming, & diving events especially. Some disappointments but more victories really. Well....until next time Happy Stitching.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Start of Splish Splash

I have finally started Splish Splash by Imaginating. This piece has to be the cutest one I've ever done and is such an enjoyable stitch. It is fun seeing it come to life. It will be going to 2 of my great nephews that live in Colorado. Nick will be 3 in Sept. and Chase is 13 months.

I first saw this piece at 123 stitch someone else was working on it and showing their progress in the WIP Friday thread. Several of us loved it and I did buy it with my gift certificate. This piece has the elephant as the main character but there is a monkey on the right side and frog on left, and under the tub is a turtle holding the towels for them. I can't wait to get further along on this.

Well, the Olympics are now underway. I am enjoying them so far. I just watch the women's volley ball and the men's volley ball both teams won the first round, several more to go. Go USA! Now rowing is on. I did see the Opening Ceremonies last night. I wasn't impressed with the first part and fell asleep, woke back up as the teams were marching in saw most of them and enjoyed the rest of it. I loved the way they lit the torch that was creative.

Well....until next time. Happy Stitching!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lighthouse # 2 is Finished

Hello! How is everyone this cloudy rainish afternoon?
I finished the second lighthouse last night. It was so much fun to stitch but in end a challenge as someone literally ripped the pattern to shreads. Fortunately I had enough done in the areas and was able to figure it out by following the picture. Now to get it to my friend in a couple weeks. Sunday her and her husband and leaving for MO with some of our young people from church to work at CEF headquarters for a few days.

I have started Splish Splash and I love it. It is so cute and so much fun to do. I may do two of them in time. It seems to be moving fast too. I'll probably show a picture of it tomorrow.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Progress on Lighthouse 2

I have stitched quite a bit on this the last few days. I do have a small problem though. In the morning I have a little helper and attention getter and he is shredding the poor pattern! I guess he wants my attention and doesn't want me to stitch!

I am looking forward to the Olympics starting Friday night. I love the swimming, gymnastics and some track and field events. I like horsejumping too. I'm thinking about signing up to get them on my computer only problem is I haven't figured out how to get sound on the computer but I can at least see them when I want. I'm not sure how much coverage NBC will have.

Tomorrow we are suppose to get showers and thunderstorms. We need the rain.

Well...until next time happy stitching!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Lighthouse #2 Under way

Hi Everyone! I started the second Lighthouse last Friday. It is going quite well and stitching up fast. It's been a busy and fun week.
My sister made it into the campground last Friday afternoon so from Sat.-Wed. was pretty much spent at the campground. Sat. her daughter, son-in-law and their two children and dog were there. They went home that night but Heather and the children came back on Monday and stayed through Wed. night. Addie and Nolan are so cute. Addie was a lot of fun as she is 4 and she loves camping. Nolan being barely a year we had to watch carefully but he's a pretty good baby. Tuesday, we went to my sister's brother-in-laws pool it was so nice and warm. Addie was a little fish. Monday we swam in Lake Michigan and the water really was warm for being the Lake. There again Addie was fearless. She loves swimming and for being only 4 can hold her own at swimming. One day my niece, Melissa and her husband, John came out with their 2 children, Johnny 5, and Katelyn 2. Katelyn just gravatated to Addie she was her little pal. Johnny is starting school this fall, Melissa is homeschooling him. Like I said it was a great fun week.

Also our church had Bible School this past week but because of my sister and everyone being in town I didn't work at it this week. They said it went real well.

I got my package from 123 stitch earlier this week. The friend I made the Poppy Pair for 2 or 3 months ago gave me a $50.00 gift card to use on line. Of course I bought patterns and some floss with it. I got 7 patterns and 18 skeins of floss I got a good deal. I can't wait to get started on some of them. Especially Splish Splash by Imaginating but I have 2 or 3 other pieces I have to do first.

Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate all comments.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lighthouse Finish

I finished this earlier today. Now I've started the second lighthouse and I'll give the two to Sherry, She'll make them into a kleenix box or something. I gave her the instructions from the book. It's summer time I love doing beach scenes.

Today my sister was going to come into town and camp at a State Park a few miles from here but she isn't feeling well so hopefully she'll feel better tomorrow and come. Disappointing but no one is more disappointed then her 4 year old grand daughter Addie, who was waiting for Grandma since early this morning. They are at the camp ground too. Kay will be there through next Thursday, I'm not sure how long Heather, and Brian and the kids will be there. They have been there since Sunday when Kay and Ken came in to set the camper up.

It's a good week for Kay to be camping as it will be 90's again. Really warm for us. I love Lake Michigan and look forward to being out there during the day time. I can't after dark because all the campfire smoke gets to me. I especially loved going down and watching the lighthouse when going down to Lake Michigan. I see that lake and I am so relaxed. As kids we use to love riding the waves and also diving in to them.

I got a gift card for $50 and I had so much fun spending it at 123 stitch the other day. I got 8 new patterns and 17 skeins of floss. Best is the gift card covered it all and it doesn't go against me in the 50 challenge since it is a gift. This was piece 27 towards the 50 challenge.

Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 02, 2012

Progress on Lighthouse

Slowly but surely I am getting further on this. But I have made progress. Just the part I'm doing now is slowing me do a lot. In these hot days, doing water scenes makes me cool down. Plus staying inside in the airconditioning helps a lot too.

It's suppose to be 90's all week very unusual for Michigan. And we don't like it too well! But we don't have it as warm as other places in the country!

I can tell the Fourth of July is getting close. This year Firecrackers became legal in Michigan and the last few days some of the neighbors have been setting them off. Very annoying as they are doing it in the court yard right outside my patio and they are loud!. Not only that this is an apartment complex and what if one misfired and hit one of the roofs or started a grass growing. Friday night I was really agitated as they did it about 2 am and when they left they honked their cars, and the one car kept honking and honking. How could any of us sleep. None of us around here were happy. I almost called the office this morning to complain but chickened out. Fortunately Sat. and Sunday nights were not as bad. They were done by 10:30 pm.

I hope all of you have a good 4th of July. Until next time Happy Stitching!