Friday, June 06, 2014

June???

Hope your May was good ... mine was really nice ... my baby turned 32 on the 9th!  Got to spend Mother's Day with all the kids ... yep that's tequila in their hands ... props from our favorite Mexican restaurant for the picture *smile*  I'm lucky that the kids live so close I get to see them quite a bit ... but always a special treat when the we all get together.


 The weekend after Mother's Day was my annual trip to the ocean with Yvonne and Lisa ... has always we had a great time ... love these girls!

 I have a few finishes to share too ... this first one is a freebie from La D Da .. It's called Flag City, I replaced the words Flag City with Old Glory .. love how it turned out.  The fabric is 30 ct linen.  I tea dyed it, but didn't like how it turned out so I gave it a coffee bath then baked it in the oven ... love how the fabric turned out!
Flag City freebie by La D Da
stitched on tea/coffee dyed fabric with
stitched with recommended GAST threads

Another finish is this lovely piece by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives.  It's called Cinnamon Hearts.  It was sold has a kit ... I didn't read the directions before starting the piece and ran out of floss before I was finished.  I was supposed to be stitching it with only one thread over two ... stupid me stitched it with two threads.  Nan read on facebook about my mess up and kindly sent me more so I could finish it up with the same dye lot .. what a doll she is!  Stitchers are the best *smile*
Cinnamon Hearts by Threadwork Primitives
stitched on 32ct R & R Olde Towne Blend linen
with recommended threads

This is another of my finishes .. quick fun stitch!
Happy 4th by Threadwork Primitives
stitched on misc fabric
with recommended threads

We put in a veggie garden this year.  Haven't had one in years because our lot doesn't get a lot of sun.  We decided to try again this year and look ... things are growing!!  Can't wait to have a salad from all our hand grown goodies :)  We planted bush peas and bush beans, two different kinds of carrots from seeds.  The tomatoes and lettuce were already started from the nursery.

 opps, looks like the lettuce was photo bombed by a maple leaf lol

I hope you continue to have a wonderful June.  I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for home grown veggies ...

6 comments:

Bianca said...

I'm glad you had anice Mother's Day and fun trip with the girls. Your hand dyed fabric came out lovely. I love all of the Fourth finishes. Cinnamon Hearts is so pretty. The color of that thread is the best, and how nice of Nan to send you extra!

cucki said...

Glad you had a fun time :)
Your stitching and fabric is so lovely..
Big hugs x

Von said...

What a great month you had!
It seems like you should be able to get some really nice salad greens over there, probably all summer long. Here it gets too hot for good greens in the middle of summer, but spring and fall are great for those.
Good luck with it and for heaven sakes, keep better watch on those maple leaves, lol!

Carol said...

Looks like fun times with friends and family, Michele! And I love your patriotic finishes!! Need to get busy and stitch a few of my own :)

Enjoy your day!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such lovely finishes! Love those patriotic pieces - thanks for the freebie link.

What a fine Mother's Day; right? Glad you had fun with your girls, too.

Enjoy the summer activities!

Andrea said...

Some wonderful patriotic finishes. Looks like you all have had a fun time.