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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Corners of flowers are done

I have been working on the white on white tablecloth.  I am done with the four corners of the flowers in the center square.  I plan to continue with this project for now.  I am actually getting quite close to thinking about cutting it  Horrors!!  Why is it that only after ten years of work, we pick up scissors and start cutting?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Good Weekend - how about you?

I worked on two different projects over the weekend.  One was this very old (ancient?) WIP.  It is a hardanger table cloth that I have been working on for at least ten years.  I am continuing to work on the various parts before I do any actual cutting.  It did feel good to be working on this.

I also did some cross stitch on LHN Mystery Sampler - part two.  I have a red house!!  I also have a sun burned right elbow!  I sat on the deck yesterday and stitched and stitched.  I guess I didn't realize that I had one elbow in direct sunlight.  Progress is being made and I am happy on both projects.

Friday, July 26, 2013

LHN Part 1 is done and more of the deck

I have completed Part One of the Little House Needleworks Mystery Sampler.  The birds are cute and the notes are neat.

Today the lattice work was added to the bottom of the deck and the hummingbird feeder was moved.

Yesterday I found this wonderful wine colored patio set for the porch.  Take a look at my new stitching nest!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Progress has been made -

I have been stitching some.  I have been on the new deck and did some stitching out there. Very nice.  The weather has been absolutely beautiful.  Yesterday I took a nap in my recliner on the porch.  It was great.  Then I stitched more late last evening.  It is coming right along.  I understand part 2 is on it's way here so I best keeping working. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chicks and starts

Chicks by Lizzie Kate.  Yet another finish.  It was a quick and easy project.  I seem to like those right now.

I started Little House Needleworks Mystery Sampler.  I am working on a sun at the top of the sampler?  Who knows.  It is just fun to be stitching.  Especially with all the hot, hot, hot weather when I just don't want to be out and about right now.

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Bee C and night time shots of the deck

I tried to wait until dark.  Actually it was pretty dark but the photos show it as dusk.  The new lights went in the benches and the deck today...

I do believe we won't wonder where the steps are any more.
Meanwhile I have a finish.  A Bee C is done.  The chart photo shows it made into a needle book.  I just might do that also.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


A Bee C by Lizzie Kate.  I started this today.  It should be off tomorrow.  It is another limited edition kit.  The new AC system is working just great.  It was installed this week, just in time for cool temperatures.  Now we are heading to another heat wave.  I plan to remain cool and comfortable. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Another finish for the weekend!!!!

Wow - I am stitching up a storm.  Today I started and finished Flowers by Lizzie Kate.  This was a limited edition kit.  It was quick and fun to just keep going on it all day long.  I think I need to rest now.  Whew!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

New Deck progress - -

 We are almost done.  The benches will still get little lights like the lights at the step below. 

I think I am going to love this deck.
This is a shot from out in the yard.  I think we should be able to find our way back to the house from the fire pit now.... LOL.

Yippee Skippy - - Liberty Sam

Just finished!!!  Liberty Sam is done!!!  Those red and white stripe pants were a bit boring but I got it done.  I am thrilled.  What will I work on next?????

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Liberty Sam Continues and a new crop of turkeys has arrived.

Mom, Dad and six baby turkeys have been hanging around the house.  I saw them three times the other day.  Then the family took roost up by the fire pit.  It is a lot of fun to watch them, especially the babies.

To everyone that thought I had finished Liberty Sam, no - he has pants and shoes to be added yet.  I have to laugh because quite a few people thought he was done.  I haven't worked on him much.  I find that I need quiet time to actually sit and stitch.  Life is a bit crazy with deck construction and a new AC system being installed.  I am busy with paperwork and making decisions that I had no reason to believe I would have to be making.  It is all fine but it does keep me busy and stitching isn't happening right now.  It is easy straight stitching at this point and I hope to get some time tomorrow to work on it.  Thursday seems to be my best play day. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Liberty Sam says Hello

I have been stitching.  Liberty Sam is looking quite dapper if you ask me.  I had a few days that were too upsetting to even stitch.  I am calmer now and stitching is once again a pleasure. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th 2013

Liberty Sam and I want to wish all my American friends a happy 4th of July.  It is a quiet day for me and most welcome at this point.  I did stitch a few stitches today.  I have not stitched at all for days.  Life is a drama and confusion for me.  I am getting things decided and hopefully things can begin to calm down.