Friday, July 30, 2010

More stitching time!!

Looks like the house is clean, yard work done, laundry put away and
dinner ready. Hubby Is on his way back from out of town. Back to the
happy chair and more stitching!!!!
Just ordered a couple of the Little House Needlework Christmas
ornaments from Not sure that I ordered them in the
order they were put out. Trying to join Vonna's LHN ornament SAL. I
think hope these will be travel/ plane friendly and that I can get
some ornaments cranked out before Christmas.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Teacher

All day stitching today!!! Will be working on Mary Wigham and on this WIP: The Teacher by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. She was big in the needlework world for a while there. Now I rarely hear about her. I rarely see any of her pieces on any blogs. Anyone out there stitching any of her work?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What I am doing and what I wish I was doing...

I really have to wrap this paper up so I can get to some stitching done!!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Books n Blogs

I continue to try to get this blog thing going. I know the type of blog I want, just cant seem to get it either in design or activity. I just figured out how to send pics from my phone to my blog. Perhaps that will help in getting pics up on my blog. I still dont like the font size, styles or layout so will continue to play around  with it. I also set up a Good Reads widget so I can keep track of the books I have read, am reading and waiting to read.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Couldnt resist another giveaway, got in late on this one but best wishes!

Give Away

I am not sure I am doing this right, but wanted to advertise a giveaway I just signed up for. It is a giveaway for Down Sunshine Lane. I put the link in the left hand side of my blog. Any tips on how to advertise future giveaways in the posts area would be very helpful

Friday, July 23, 2010

Iced lemonade tea container and test

I searched for a class pitcher/container with a lid to make huge
amounts of my tea. Came up with this container which turned out to be
a canning jar. Who knew? Also testing to see if this will post to my
blog via my phone.

Better Pic of My Mary

I dont know why the last pic or Mary came out on its side. I could not straighten it out. Here is an upright pic. I just added the blue to my existing pallete. Not sure if it will stay. I will have to see what it looks like interspersed throughout the  piece. My living room in red with some browns and gold, but recently I added some colonial blues.

My new favorite drink

I love the starbucks shaken lemonade green iced tea. So... imagine my surprise when I found this at target!! I made a huge jar of it love it love it. Getting ready to pour a tall class and sit in my happy chair and stitch during this rain storm. Have yummy stuff in the crock pot and no where to go for the rest of the day...ah...bliss

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mary Wigham update

Not much of an update but here she is...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Miscellaneous pics or what I have been up to.

Not sure what blogger is doing or why its loading the pics weird and not lettin me type where I want to type. Below are some pics of what I am up to. The first is an artichoke ball, ( my German friend taught me how to make these when we lived in Germany) I made it for one of hubby's co-workers. Next are some fabrics I picked out for a baby quilt. The colors look so much better in real life, I promise!. Next is my latest Vera Bradley. Got it for our next vacation. Last pic is the squares I have been making for my new niece or nephew. Again the camera or my phone rather, did not do the colors justice, they are far brighter, I have also added a lime green and am putting them together now.

Second Bib

Not sure why both bibs didnt upload at the same time. I really want to start these but dont have baby names yet :-(  May just do the last name on one. I will no doubt be buying more between now and the due date

Baby Bibs

Bad Blogger/ Bad Stitcher

So, I thought I was going to reform and become a great blogger and get loads of stitching done this summer but that has not happened. I am going to be a new aunt so I have been spending time crocheting, reading and not much else (besides some summer courses). Pictures to follow...