Sunday, May 25, 2008
I got my biscornu finished and mailed to my exchange partner. I'll post a picture when she receives it .. it turned out ok .. but not as wonderful as the biscornu I received from Malinda ... look at this lovely biscornu she stitched for me, with red flowers even! lol
stitched on the back of the biscornu is Pals (the message board for the exchange), our names and the year ... don't you love the buttons she found :)
and here's the other goodies she sent .. tea from her recent Bahama's vacation, a chart by Praiseworthy Stitches (my first!) and two fun Lizzie*Kate charts .. see, there's a reindeer! lol Thanks Malinda for stitching this biscornu for me, I love everything .. you should have an email from me too :)
I've beeen stitching on my 4th of July F&S exchange and a beach fob exchange so there's no pictures to share ... yet. Hope everyone gets to put in a few x's this weekend :)
I'm grateful for learning a new finishing techinque ...
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Last Monday the sink was finally installed .. I can't believe what a hassle it was but now that it's in ... I'm soo pleased with how the kitchen turned out. Here are a couple of before pictures ...
And the after ...
And here's a group picture from the falls ..
front row is Chris (OH), Char (OH), Laurie (NY)
I hope everyone had a great week and weekend! I'm a bit behind on reading blogs ... I'm lookng forward to reading about what you are all up to.
Thanks for all the your comments .. you all never cease to make me laugh and smile :) oh and I did get my biscornu finished .. dammm little stitches! lolI'm grateful for time with dear friends ...
Monday, May 12, 2008
My weekend was great .. long and busy and full of family .. just how they should be .. well not all the time, but a weekend like that every once in a while is nice.
Friday was Chris' birthday (thank you for all the nice birthday wishes in my last post). We took him to Tony Roma's .. had a wonderful meal with the 5 of us and my Dad and his girlfriend.
Saturday was very lazy for me .. Robert and Terry worked outside on the deck and I attempted to do housework but ended up spending most of my day playing on the computer and stitching. I finished Country Cottage Needlework's Sunshine Sampler. I just love this piece ... I think I might send this off to Vonna .. don't you think it would make a cute pillow?
Saturday night we went to our neighbors for tuna tacos and tequila tasting. They just got back from a 2 week vacation in a small village outside of Ixtapa, Mexico. They brought back 3 tequilas and 2 dessert tequilas. We had a great time .. and ya know there really are differences in tequilas! lol .. and the dessert ones were awesome if you like Kahula type liquors.
Sunday the kids, Chris, Monica and Robert, cooked brunch for me. It was a yummy brunch of fruit salad (strawberries, raspberries and blackberries), sticky buns, hashbrowns and a lovely baked egg dish. Robert burned me a cd of music .. all kinds, there's the Chili Peppers, Feist and Yael Naim just to name a few. Chris and Monica got me a new frying pan and some new kitchen towels. I had thrown out so many of my old crusty pots and pans, it was fun to get a new one .. and it's red! lol
We started watching the 2nd Indiana Jones movie while having brunch. After the movie was over, we went for a nice long walk and came back to watch the 3rd IJ .. all of a sudden it 6:30 and everyone was hungry again .. of course I wasn't going to cook lol so off to Chipotle. It derfinately was a nice Mother's day :)
I also stitched on my biscornu and started sewing it together .. found a button I really like for the middle .. but now I'm nervous that all fit together .. should have it done tomorrow. Ohhhh and how come no one told me how fun it is trying to pick up those dammm little backstitches when you are sewing it together! arrrgghhhh lol
Ok .. I'm off to do a little stitching before bed. Hope every had a good monday .. or as good as they can be .. after all they are Monday! lol Thanks for all your comments ... I really enjoy hearing from you all.
I'm grateful for walks with my family ...
Friday, May 09, 2008
This motely crew are 3 of Chris' best friends .. I think these 4 will be friends throughout the years. They have all been through a lot together, and separately, but still remain very close. Chris has know Derek (far left) the longest. Derek was 2 when we moved in across the street from his family, Chris was 5 at the time. Jay (next to Chris) and Sean (far right) are friends Chris met in high school, in the music program. I love that my son has learned to cultivate good friends .. it's not always easy for guys, or for girls for that matter. These 4 definately have a lot of history together .. the older they get the more we learn about what they really did when they were in high school! Sure glad I didn't know a lot of that back then! lol
and when the Subbie isn't off-roading in tons of mud .. it gets cleaned up all pretty for car shows.
Happy Birthday Chris
Love, Mom :)
I'm grateful for my son ...
Monday, May 05, 2008
Speaking of stash .. a few of you asked were I ordered Stash Keep by Homespun Elegance. I found it on this website ... The Stitch and Frame Shop. Peggy was really nice and I would definately order from her again. I've also seen it on Skakespeare's Peddler site. Maybe we should have a little fun SAL with this one .. quick stitch and fun too!
Look what arrived in the mail today! I have got to stop buying stash! argh .. but darn it's all sooo cute! The first picture is stash from Monsterbubble .. thanks Anna for enabling me! lol life's a stitch, and then you dye" came with kool aide to dye the fabric! what fun is that :) I'm really looking forward to a cup of coffee and some time to look through her book .. looks like fun too!
This stash came from DSL .. now I'm about 7 words behind on the L*K doubles .. gotta get stitching!
Here's what I've been stitching on last week and over the weekend. This is CCN's Sunflower Sampler. I just love this sweet pattern. The fabric is a very pretty blue and lovely to stitch on.
and here's my progress on BC's Joy. I need to get a better picture of this in the sunshine ... this picture just doesn't show how deep and warm this piece is.
And I haven't forgotten about kitchen pictures .. but the sink is not here yet .. it is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday and if all goes well the plumber will be here on Thursday .. we'll see lol
Hope everyone has a great week!!
I'm grateful for my laptop working again ...