Wednesday, July 15, 2015

By the months ...

What have you been up to lately?  I've just been hanging around with a bunch of fun and crazy people ... in May ... Lisa, Yvonne and I heading out of town for our annual girls weekend at Ocean Shores ...

 the first of many drinks .... and by far the best bloody mary!

 and in June ... Terry and I spent 4 wonderful days on Lopez Island celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary!!!  40 year?  OMG couldn't believe it has40 years!  We've been through a lot of ups and downs throughout the years ... have watched (and helped) our two boys grow into amazing men ... we got through the loss of both our moms and now we are trying to help our dads with life and health issues ... we've remodeled and lived to tell about it ... we've learned together about my MS struggles ... and we are getting closer to a new stage in our lives ...  and just think, after 40 years we still wanted to spend 4 days disconnected from the world on this quiet lovely island ,,,


but wait!  there's more in June .. besides our anniversary, June is also my dad's birthday, Father's Day and Mike and Tammey's anniversary ... so we got the whole family together for a Seattle Mariner's game... well almost the whole family.  Nick and his girlfriend Cecilia weren't able to attend the game.  We had a couple extra tickets and the time was perfect for Monica's mom and dad to be able to join us.  A good time was had by all ... at least they said they had fun lol



and that brings us to July ... had a blast with Ken and Lisa on the 4th.  We headed to Bellevue for drinks and dinner and then over to the park for the fireworks ... ran into Lisa's son Jairid and his fiance Michelle ... and last Sunday I got to celebrate my friend Dawn turning 50!


 I was able to do some stitching in between all the fun and was able to finish a couple of older wips.  This is Lizzie*Kate Christmas Spirit.  I started this series in 2008, got half way done with it and forgot all about it.  Nice to have it finished!
 Lizzie*Kate Christmas Spirit.
Stitched on recommended fabric with
recommended WDW threads

Here's another old wip, well not too old ... I started this design last year ... so fun to stitch and love it!
 Patriotic Poppies by With They Needle and Thread
Can't remember what fabric I used
Stitched with recommended GAST, WDW and CC threads

Here's a little finish. Design is from Summer House Stitche Works Postcard series. It was fun picking out all the embellishments.

 This finish drove me crazy ... I've stitched about half of the Word Play series.  I don't know why but this one was the hardest to finish ... just didn't keep my interest I guess ... but I love it now that it's done!! lol
May Word Play by With Thy Needle and Thread
Stitch on 35 Ct. Abecedarian linen
with recommended GAST and WDW threads  

Here's one of  my new starts ... I'm really loving it ... although the stripes are a little more pink than I expected ... stripes are next!  The design is called Seaside Stars and Stripes and can be found in this magazine

 Here's what the finished design will look like.

I've missed chatting with everyone ... I hope your summer is going well and you are stitching up a storm!

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

I'm grateful for blogging ...


Von said...

What a lovely summer you're having! Congrats on 40 years of marriage!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Congratualtions on 40 years. Lordy that is a long time. You can see your happiness in all of your pictures. The lizzie kate finish is so pretty.

Robin in Virginia said...

What fun adventures you have had this summer! Congratulations to you on your 40th anniversary! Wishing you many more to come! Your stitching finishes look grand.

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

Oh congratulations! That is so wonderful and you are so very blessed to be married 40 years, and happy!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Looks like you are having a fabulous summer

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy anniversary! I love the sheep on your patriotic piece and the flag is so adorable. Love those starfish!

Terri said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beautiful stitching and wow, what a busy summer!

Barb said...

Looks like a great summer so far. 40 years is a long time-good for you guys! We are celebrating 37 this August. We are still considering where to go. My DH is having back issues so that does limit us a bit. All the stitching looks wonderful. I love the patriotic piece with the sheep!

Karen said...

Goodness you have been busy! Would love to spend a few days on a disconnected island too! Happy stitching....

Natasha said...

What a fantastic summer you have had so far and it is not even over with yet!! You have gotten alot of stitching in between all your fun Way to go :)

Can't wait to see ya in Oct!

Maggee said...

Wow!! You really pack it in! Lots of fun and comraderie, and lots of stitching too! ALL of your finishes are wonderful! Can't pick a favorite... they are all gorgeous! And you have a winner with Seaside Stars and Stripes! Can't wait to see it live, when finished! Hugs!

Marie said...

Happy 40th wedding anniversary..I am but 10 years behind you. :-) You have been one busy lady with all that travel and stitching. Congrats on the Lizzie Kate finish, it looks great.

Weronika said...

Happz 40th anniversarz and congratulation to both of you! Wonderful pictures and stitching as well.

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