Saturday, August 13, 2011

Oh's been TOO long!

First of all, hello and thank you for noticing that I posted something new and for visiting!!! I can't believe I haven't posted since January 18th! Where have the last 7 months gone??? I guess to kid's activities, work, a couple trips to NC to visit family and a wonderful week in Disney World. All along, I've been stitching when I can but it's ever so little these days and apparently I haven't had much time to update this blog.

However, I check all of yours DAILY!!! So, I decided it was time to post some pictures of a small WIP and 3 finishes...

First up, this little winter skater girl from LHN. I LOVE this design and happily it's stitching up rather quickly for me, given the time I have. I will probably end up making 2 of these - one for our Christmas Tree and one as a gift.
Here is another ornament by LHN. The design is just adorable and I am hoping to finish it like Vonna did for the model with a twig frame. I better get the kids searching for some nice twigs for me!!!

Here's an adorable little flower from a Spring issue of Just Cross Stitch. I believe it was Karen, SC (Thanks Karen!) that finished it in this little flower pot and I just had to copy that idea as well. I've actually made 2 of these - one I gave to my mother in law when we visited her for Easter. I had actually picked up 4 more pots for more of these...but the lack of time and other cute designs has caused me to move on...

This was a medium size finish for me a couple months ago. I started in on Feb. 12th. Now, I just need to finish-finish it. I found some gorgeous floral blue and green ribbon for the trim but need to find some backing material. I have some antique wooden yarn spools with the yarn still on them in a basket that I would love to add this to. Hopefully, one day soon...

So, that's it for now for me. This week starts 4 nights a week of football practice for my son (crazy!), a visit from cousins, a new babysitter for the next 3 weeks for while I'm at work. And, much too quickly I am beginning to sense the end of summer with teacher assignments due out on the 18th (two 3rd graders and a kindergartener!). As always, thank you for all the joy and inspiration you give me from your blogs! Happy hazy days of August!



  1. Nice to see you back with some lovely finishes. I really like the little flower pot finish.

  2. Glad to see you are still stitching! Your finishes are pretty...just love the little flower pot finish too! Hope you can still find time to stitch as the start of school quickly approaches...

  3. Great to see you blogging - life doesn't always allow us as much 'me' time as we'd like. Stitching is the most important thing and you've certainly been busy, love the flower pot :)

  4. Well, even though you've not been blogging, you HAVE been busy with your needles!!! Love all the stitching! Missed seeing yah here in the blogosphere!!

  5. Beautiful stitching; so many lovely pieces!