Sunday, June 27, 2010

Anatomy of a Southern Fesitval Parade....

"Watermelon Fest 2010"

Staking a claim for the best viewing area and anxiously waiting the start of the parade!
( niece was smart and brought a book to read.)

Watermelon Fest '10 part 1

Military band......local high school band.....politicians (especially in an election year!) ....pageant trucks.....tractors.....Shriners.......candy

Watermelon Fest '10 part 2

Hillbilly Shriners were the funniest and they do this in 100 degree heat for such a good cause.

Watermelon Fest '10 part 3

Good Parade= Replica of Dukes of Hazzard "General Lee
Parade=Two replicas of the "General Lee"

Best part of the day is after the parade.....

Our annual dinner from the local Piggly Wiggly.

So....what's missing??? A pic of some watermelon! Due to the extreme heat and above said dinner, we missed the free watermelon.

On a sad Tigers lost this weekend to our instate the CWS and they are now home. Sad day in Tigerland today but better luck next year! Now....only 70 days until football season.

If you made it this far, thanks for visiting! Stay cool....

Friday, June 25, 2010

Me, Myself and I ornaments....

JBW Designs "Starry,Starry Night,Little By Little "Christmas Joy", HIH "Woodland Noel"
1998 JCS Ornament issue

Here is this month's installment for my "exchange". With summer setting in "some" of us were a little "lazy" in our stitching but I won't call any names. Let's just say I expect more from myself next month! I am missing the charm for the Woodland Noel and will have to look for something suitable. The design called for a Heart in Hand charm but I think I will look for a rustic heart.

Thanks so much for visitng my blog and all of your great comments on my last posts. I do enjoy reading them and feel like I am "visiting" with friends!

We are on our way tonight to the Hampton Co. Watermelon Festival, SC oldest continuing. Hope to have some cold, juicy melon! Stay cool and happy stitching....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Friends Seasonal Exchange....

I received a wonderful package from Kim B today for the Friends Stitching Through the Seasons summer exchange....

Sampler Girl's "Molly Pitcher 1778"

This is my first Sampler Girl design and I just love it. Kim could not have picked a better design for me and I love how she finished it. Better yet...take a look at the back.....

OMG....I am so stealing this idea from Kim.

And last but not least....

She also sent some great goodies! I just love Americana and will definitely put it all to good use.

I also heard from Michele that she received my package.....

SB "Summer" on 28ct coffee-dyed evenweave

I don't know why I was so "challenged" on the finishing on this one, but it definitely looked like I had help from my 1-year old nephew! Michele liked it (she's so nice!) so I am glad.

No new stitching to show since it is all for exchanges, but I am excited about a RR I am stitching with
Amy, Faye, and Nicole. We are each stitching squares from PS "Friends" and "More Friends". I love the designs and can't wait to get going.

P.S. .........
I have to send out a big shout to my Clemson Tigers, who beat #1 seed Arizona State today in the CWS! Go Tigers and good luck tomorrow against Oklahoma!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Playing with paper....

Not sure where Saturday went, but I had the urge to play with some paper today and made some notecards....
Scrapbook paper is like a cheap drug to me and I just can't resist picking up new paper when I get a chance. I love making notecards and made a few today to share with friends.

I did have a finish last week....

LK "Ready or Not" stitched on 18 ct. aida w/ DMC

I just love these LK Santas and have another to add to my collection. I think I am going to make a little flanged pillow some day!

Oh well...hope to go put some stitches in while I watch my Clemson Tigers beat up on Alabama....19-3 in the top of the 6th....there should be law against this abuse! ;)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Giveaway Winner.....

True Random Number Generator
Result: 38 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Congratulations to Cathey! Off to email you for your mailing address. Thanks to everyone who was a fun stitch. Happy stitching.....

Friday, June 4, 2010


BBD "A Stitcher's Companion" from Honeysuckle Manor
30ct. WDW Straw with GA Uniform Blue

I had such good fortune in May that I decided I would return the favor and offer a giveaway of this wonderful design I stitched and finished. You know the drill.....if you would like a chance to win, just leave a comment and I will pick a winner next Monday, June 7th!

Happy stitching.....