Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bees and pears.....

My plans this weekend were to include
some finishing and I am happy to
say that is what I did!
First up was "Bee's Blessing".
Threadwork Primitive's "Bee's Blessing"
stitched on 40ct WDW Linen
w/Victorian Motto
I wanted to finish mine into a box just
like Nan's but could not find the right
size oval box.  I decided to go with the
best size I could find, which was a
little too big, but would make it work.

Perfect color of  ricrac from Victorian Motto
Lucky for me, I had recently treated
myself to some Spellbinders scalloped
oval dies.  Add some coordinating
 scrapbook paper and voila...
I have a finished box.

love * love * love  this one!  
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I started Marly's two latest pears last
weekend and finished up May's last night.  
 Samplers and Santas  April and May Pear freebies
stitched on 32 ct. wake n bake frabic w/
recommended DMC
Boy was that a lot of stitching....
those red and white stripes seemed to
take forever!  I did decide to finish May
with a little different so I added a few
extra stitches at the top.
Comfortably at home with my other pears. 
I just love these designs and am so thankful
to Marly for sharing them with us.
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Best part of this weekend is it didn't
require a sewing machine!
Well...I am off to see what other stitching
trouble I can get myself into.  
Hope you are having a great weekend
and happy stitching!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gardens and bees....

Rain rain go away....
I guess I shouldn't complain since it does
make great stitching weather!
We have had a steady rain all day so
it was one good reason to spend
the day in my stitching chair.  
The result was a finish!
Plum Street Samplers "Colonial Garden"
stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen
Many of you would probably recognize the design
from the model.  I love the design and hoped to
display it with Peace and Plenty so I altered
the colors.   This resulted in some funky
flowers and motifs but I like it.
Ode to Karen and Andy..... a true colonial couple!
My hubby loves colonial history so it was easy
to imagine us as the colonial couple. 
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I also had a finish last weekend.   I fell in
love with Nan's design as soon as I saw
it so it just had to be stitched.
Threadwork Primitive's "Bee's Blessing"
stitched on 40ct WDW Linen
w/Victorian Motto
This just the sweetest little design that
incorporates two of my favorites....
sunflowers and bees.
I am now struggling with the finishing.   I
love the way Nan finished hers but I can see
this as the cutest little pillow too.
Decisions, decisions......
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Work has been very time consuming for me
the past few months so my time spent with
hubby in the evenings has suffered.  To make
it up to him, I promised him a month ago I
would hike a portion of the Palmetto Trail.  
It was only 7 miles..... sounded like
"a walk in the park" a month ago.
Granted....I barely "walk" 7 miles a week,
I wasn't too worried, though,........until Friday.
What was I thinking!

Hiker Andy is rearing to go!
We had to travel about 2 hours to "enjoy" this
hike so we were up at the crack of dawn. 
We hit the trail at 9:35 am and finished at 1:08.
Trail running parallel to the intercoastal waterway
Overall, the trek was pretty uneventful and
it was nice walk....until we reach mile marker 5.
The next mile was mostly underwater
with some spots almost impassable. 
Widow maker's pass....yuck!
I will say this was a moment of truth for me....
I almost became a widow..... I was not happy!
Luckily for my hubby, I realized he is worth
more to me alive so he was spared.
Seven miles down....308 to go!
We did reach the end without incident.
Hubby was quickly informed that he will
hiking the remaining trails alone.
Today I can barely walk and never knew
there were that many muscles in the
lower half of the human body.  
Thank goodness I can at least still stitch so
there's another good reason to spend
this rainy day in my stitching chair.
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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments
on my framed goodies.   I just love them
and am still trying to figure out just the
"right" spot to hang each piece.
I do hope you have had a great
stitching weekend....happy stitching!