Sunday, July 26, 2009

Merry Christmas...

Yes ... I realize that it is only July but I thought you might like to see my projects. I have stitched the Merry Christmas from Carriage House Samplings, Quaker Christmas Samplers 2 different ways. I love them both. I am going to frame the larger one, unsure of the finish for the smaller one. The large one is stitched on 7 count Victorian Red, Blanc perle cotton, and measures 26"x 8". The other is stitched on 30ct hand-dyed linen over 2, GA Mulberry and measure a dainty 12.5"x 3.75". I love how different they turned out but are exactly the same pattern. Thought you might enjoy seeing...them. Happy Sunday! Blyn


Friday, July 17, 2009

another great giveaway...

Just wanted to post about another great giveaway. Click here! Plum Street Samplers is giving away 5...yes 5 charts. I would love to win..designs are fabulous.


What a terrific day in South Dakota today, low humidity, 72 degrees...awesome! Picked up the grandbaby and boy did we have fun. He is almost 2 now, not the baby that is pictured on the right. Here's a newer picture...but still not current. I need to get some pictures transferred to the laptop. My how time flies.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wonderful Giveaway!

If you love La D Da designs check out Jolene's giveaway. One of my favorite designers. Hope I know how to post this link. Click here!

Off to a slower start...

than I would have liked to with blogging. I have been working on taxes. Yes I know they were due in April. I am so behind, but they are done now! Hallelujah! I hope to have pictures of new stitches in the works soon. I am working on a Blackbird Design, Where my Heart Blooms. I also have a little Plum Street Sampler in the works, Hare's Summer. Fingers crossed this weekend pictures posted!! I am not sure how to get visitors to my blog. I will have to work on that..maybe a free giveaway. I have lots of store models...hmmmm which one?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Beautiful Sunday!

What a great day! I have been sitting in my stitching to set up this blogging thing. Wow...there is a lot to this blogging. I had such high ambitions and lofty goals when I got up this morning. I love how the day just slips away and ...oops I have been sitting here all day with my laptop taking up all of the day!

I suppose that I am re-cooperating from yesterday. I am so happy there is no evidence or pictures...I am not a skinny girl. I am comfortable with myself but by no stretch of the imagination could I be considered skinny...anyhoo..I digress. Friends called early yesterday and said "let's take the boat to the lake." What a great idea! a fun day at the lake with friends. I look like I have been beaten with a stick..or maybe a bat. We thought it would be a great idea to ride the tube and let our husbands be in the boat by themselves with the controls and the throttle....bad decision. We were going along great until they decided (amongst themselves) to go faster and whip us across the wakes. We held on as long as possible...I didn't realize how much muscle it take to go tubing. We hung on with all of our might. Eventually we were thrown head over heels into the lake. My bathing suit bottoms ended up around my ankles and today...I can hardly move my body from sitting to standing every muscle I have hurts. We continued to put ourselves in harms way because .....the next impossible task is to get out of the lake and into the boat. This is an extremely hard thing to do when your arms feel like jelly and your wearing a life vest and well....I am sure you get the picture. The boys were wishing they had remembered the video camera and I am so glad that Sandy "forgot" the video camera! Smart girl.