Monday, June 24, 2013

Yes, I'm still around ...

and been missing all of you lots!  I haven't spent much time blogging or reading blogs lately ... I hope this finds you all doing well, enjoying your summer and stitching stitching stitching!

Life has been good here ... busy, but good and yes I've been stitching.  Mostly I've been concentrating on some stitching for finishing classes I'm taking when I attend Silver Needle's retreat later in July.  In between I've stitched these wonderful pieces ...
 Wave by Bent Creek
stitched on a misc piece of fabric 
using recommended GAST and WDW threads

Commence Having Fun by SamSarah Design
this was a kit

March Word Play by With Needle and Thread
stitched on misc piece of fabric
with recommended WDW threads

Dance in the Rain by Lizzie Kate
stitched on recommended fabric
with recommended threads

I've had some wonderful times with family and friends too .... here's a few pictures ...

Robert, Chris, Monica and I on Mother's Day
Yvonne, Lisa and I at the beach

Monica and I are still doing Craft Tuesday and having a great time ... here's a few of my crafty finishes ...

front door wreath
I made this flag from driftwood we found on our trip to Long Beach, Wa.  Love the funkiness of it!

button necklace ... very fun to make!

Hope everyone is enjoying your summer ... it's a rainy day here but the sun will be back *smile*

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for having craft tuesday ...


15 comments:

natalyK said...

Some great stitching but I LOVE your driftwood flag. Perfect patriotic décor!

cucki said...

beautiful sweet stitches..
love for you x

Vickie said...

Wonderful creativity!

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely stitched and being stitched pieces and crafty stuff too and lovely to put names to faces :) love mouse xxxx

Catherine said...

Wonderful post of goodies!!!

Myra said...

You have been busy! I love the driftwood flag - what a fabulous idea.

Barb said...

Love the finishes. That driftwood flag is wonderful!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Crafty goodness from top to bottom :)
I love your button necklace! And all your sweet stitched finishes that you will transform later in July!

Melanie said...

These are really great projects. Sounds like you've been having fun. :)

Carol said...

I really enjoyed catching up on all of your projects, Michele!! Very creative and fun--especially that flag :)

Penny said...

You've been busy with some lovely projects! :)

Akila said...

Very nice crafting. Love the button necklace and the flag

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hey, Girl. Good to see you! Those are some cute finishes - and I love the flag, too! Have withdrawn some from the blogosphere, too. Run by once in a while to see what others are up to... Keep having crafty fun!

Angi said...

I have fallen in love with the American flag you made! Beautiful, you are very talented. Nice stitchings as well!

Manuela Albanese - Cross Stitch Designer said...

wonderful needleworks !
Manuela