Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer is here ...

and we're enjoying it ... at least most of the time.  We did have a week of hot for Seattle weather ... the days weren't bad but not cooling off in the evenings was a killer ... I do like to sleep at night!  lol  We don't have AC and somehow the fans just don't cut it at night ... but the good news is the veggies are loving the hot weather!

I have a sweet little finish to show you ... it was a quick stitch and I love how it turned out.  The design was a freebie in a facebook group I'm in ...
and I framed it this evening in a tin frame I had hanging around ....

A couple of weeks ago I started this design by Hands On Design called At the Beach .... it's a fun stitch!  The whale is adorable ...

And I got back some finishing that I sent to Cathy ... she's the design behind Hands On Design and also a great finisher ... love how she made my stitching look!  Oh yes, those are new red scissors that I treated myself too *smile*

I forgot about this design, found it when I was looking through my WIPs ... I had started it, yep, back in Spring and never finished it ... so when I found it again, I only had an evening of stitching to do and it was done ... now I'll have something new next spring to display.

Last night was craft night and here's what I made.  It's vinyl on canvas ... I was really pleased with how the painting turned out.  I'm always a little worried when I try to dry brush the aging effect.  I think it turned out really nice ... and I love what it says ...

Chip was sleeping this afternoon and looked so cute I couldn't resist taking his picture ... and he didn't wake up!  I do love this boy, especially when he's sleeping *grin*

Hope you are all enjoying your summer and getting lots of stitching done too!  I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for starts and finishes ...

11 comments:

cucki said...

Super sweet stitching
Big hugs x

Vickie said...

How wonderful to get that done! Sweet. :) So is your dog. ;)

Karen said...

Happy Summer.... we've been lucky with summer too! We had one week in the low 90's... not! Here's to sweating....

Love the freebie finish. Such a cute design and love your finished goodies. You can never have too many.

happy stitching...

Stitchinowl said...

No A/C? I am sweating just at the thought LOL
Great finishes, thanks for sharing. I have the Halloween Yikes pattern, and seeing your cute finish makes me want to start it now :)
Carolyn

Robin said...

What fabulous finishes you shared! And I really like your coffee sign you created. Would you share the how to? Love the picture of Chip!

Robin in Virginia

Andrea said...

Chip does look as though his head is being supported by his paw. :) So cute!

Great stitching and lovely finishing.

Bianca said...

Wow, you really have a bunch of great finishes this time. The beach one is my favorite, such a fun little pattern :)

Von said...

Lovely finishes, Michele! Glad to hear the heat didn't get to you too badly! We're finally back down to the mid 90s in the Tri-Cities, maybe lower tomorrow. Yay!

butterfly said...

Wonderful post , love allyour stitching , and the blue red and white on your blog .
Happy days.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Ahhh, summer! Nothing can be said about summer in the south if not
H*U*M*I*D. All your stitching looks fun and pretty. Enjoy the veggies while they're here. Looks like Chip has no problem with the heat and sleeping. Did you see that little video on FB about the difference between dogs and cats training their babies. LoL funny!

Marie said...

Chip is adorable!

Your flag finish looks great in that tin, nice job.

So many lovely finishes ~ you kept Cathy busy.

Your coffee craft would look perfect in my kitchen, and I am the master of coffee drinking. :-)