Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Projects

When we went to the lake last Saturday, I wanted to take a cross stitch project with me, but didn't want to deal with a magnifying glass or my lap stand.  So I pulled out The Sampler Lady by Little House Needleworks.  I had done a tiny bit of work on her, but concentrated on her blouse.
I didn't accomplish a lot, but seeing how windy it was, and the fact that I felt as if I were chasing my thread, any progress was good!
I have also started another project.  Unfortunately, I can't tell you what it is, as it's a gift.  

Perhaps someone will recognize what this is?

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Day at the Lake

On Saturday, we made an impromptu trip to Keuka Lake, on which my in-laws have a home.  In the image to the left, Keuka Lake is the finger lake that has a fork.  It's just to the left of the center.  Although the day alternated between overcast and chilly, and sunny and warm, it was nice to get away.  My daughter, Grace, and her boyfriend, Anthony, braved the 73 degree water in their wetsuits.

Grace & Anthony
They took the paddle boat out in the choppy water.

Can you spot the hummingbird among the bee balm?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Callie's Tired

Does it seem to anyone else that all this cat does is sleep? Oh, to be a cat!
Here she fell asleep on the floor. Poor kitty!
She's not the only one who's tired . . .

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Projects

There's been some cross stitching going on at my house!  First up is Two Hearts by Brenda S. Munch Designs.  What a quick stitch this was!  I've purposely hidden the names, and it doesn't yet have a date; announcements will be made when appropriate.
With Two Hearts as complete as it can be for now, I needed a new project.  It took me two days to decide on one!  I wanted to do a Little House Needleworks design, although I did consider others, yet in the end, I settled on Psalm 145 by LHN.
I didn't have any greenish fabric in my stash, so I am using 28 count evenweave by M.C.G. Textiles.  The color is Khaki, which is difficult to work on because it's rather dark, but I think I'll be pleased by the result.  The picture does not come close to showing the true color of the fabric.
Tonight I got together with my friend to do some stitching, and I put in more windows, and the outline of the door.  We talked too much to accomplish much!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Recently, I had the opportunity to purchase a used quilt rack.  I have wanted one for many years, but it was one of those things that I did not keep in the forefront of my mind.  When Sarah began cataloging for me the items in her employer's house which she wished to sell before she moves to Italy, and the quilt rack was mentioned, I knew I had to have it.  I plunked down my $10 (!) and Sarah brought it home.  Tonight I finally brought it up to the bedroom and placed it at the foot of the bed, although I'm not certain whether it will remain there.

This quilt was given to us by my husband's aunt
as a wedding gift.

Another Finish

It had been my intention to post another progress update for Blessings Abound. It turns out this will be my final update, as I finished it tonight!