Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Giveaway

Go over to "Chris Cross Corner" for this lovely giveaway. 

What a lovely tribute to the wonderful wedding yesterday.  I still am watching all of the shows repeating the events.

Here is Chris Cross Corner blog :

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding Watch is Closer....

I guess tomorrow will be a very long day since to watch the Royal wedding will require getting up at 3am.  Hope you enjoy the wedding as much as we will.

Here is my progress on Sunflower Star by Laura Perin.  I just love this design so much.  After I get this one done I have couple others in my stash that I cannot wait to start.

And lastly here is my very slow progress on "Soar Sampler".  I have to say that working with a very dark fabric is a challenge.  It is taking a bit longer to progress but with all the rain we are having I think there will be more stitching time in my future this weekend.

The other item that is also slowing me down this week is that a book I have been waiting for from the library came in.  It is called the "The Paris Wife".  Since I only have 14 days to read it in on my Nook I have to get it done.  There are several people behind me that have it on hold which means I cannot renew it if I don't get it done.  So, now you can see why my stitching is a bit behind this week.

Enjoy the wedding and the weekend.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Wow, after all the times that I have entered blog giveaways I have finally won one.  Just Another Button Company had a wonderful giveaway on their blog on the 15th.  Here is my winning:

What a wonderful end to a really bad day.  Thank you Just Another Button Compay.......

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Soar Sampler

This weekend I started a SAL with Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle & Thread.  Here is my progress today on this sampler called "Soar".

This project was started due to the recent birth of three baby eagles in Iowa.  Here is link to the blog to see the camera feed.

Brenda sold this design to raise money  for the Rapture Resource Project.  Follow her blog weekly to see the progress we are all making on this project.  There is a link to her blog at the bottom of my blog links.

Enjoy and come back to see my updated progress.  I can promise you it won't be very fast since stitching on dark fabric is a challenge.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Slow Progress

It is always amazing to look at all the stitching blogs and see how fast you all stitch. Well, if you are waiting and looking at mine you can take a nice long catnap.  Sometimes it is so hard to find the time to sit down and stitch.  We have been busy with the day to day activities of life and by time I find a few minutes to sit down and stitch it is around bedtime.  Course, my favorite time to stitch is early on Sunday morning during all of the wonderful cooking shows.  I won't even mention how bad I am at updating my blog.  I think you know if I update it at least once a month I am doing good.

Here is my current progress on the three projects that I have going on:

Flag Day by With Thy Needle

Winter Wonderland by Blackbird Designs

Sunflower Star by Laura Perin

It is funny to look at the first one - Flag Day and imagine it would look better if I got her head done.  This one is going slow for me since I am using a frame to stitch on.  I am use to stitching without one so that I can sew instead of stab.  This one is going to look really nice once I get it done.

Recently DH and I spent a weekend in Kohler, Wisc at The American Club.  Kohler has a really neat design center of all their fixtures, sinks, tubs, and toilets.  What is really special is that hotel also has some of the really neat products in the rooms.  Our room had the most beautiful sinks.  Isn't this the neatest!!!

We had a wonderful time and used this weekend to celebrate the event of getting engaged 20 years ago.  The hotel was so sweet and made us a treat with our dinner to celebrate.

We will have to go back in two years when we are ready to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.  I hope they don't remember us so we can do this treat again.

Okay, need to hit some stitching time before bedtime and make better progress of my 2011 project list.  Have a good weekend and enjoy your stitching time.