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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Accuquilt Go Baby Give Away


Check out Amystitches for 3 chances to win an Accuquilt Go Baby and 3 dies of your choice. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Buzzz-zzin' Along

I broke down and stitched the Bee Man's hive.  I couldn't wait anymore and that's true to my nature.  Patience has never been a virtue with me and I guess I'm into "instant gratification".  Besides, I just couldn't wait!

And the artsy one. Look, I promised better pics, right?

I am on a personal mission to finish this before the 23rd because I have a 60% off coupon from Michaels  burning a hole in the bottom of my purse. I only have the bottom section and the bottom border to finish.  Wish me luck!

See ya soon!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Alphabets and Summer Baskets

Hi kids,

Today, I took some pictures (click, they get BIG) of my finished and framed Alphabets and Blackbird Designs Summer Basket.  Finally, they came out nice.  I'm pleased with the framing and I am tickled pink with the frame. I'll let the pics do the talkin'.

Merrily A. Beams
AVAS 946
32 ct Belfast - Cream

Don't you just love the red birds?

I don't think I ever showed you Summer Basket framed.  I got this framed at AC MOORE and never again will I go back there even if the framing is free.  It was mounted crooked and their were lint balls under the glass.  A disappointing job.  I like the frame though.

I loved the colors in this sampler.  So soft and faded. 

 Summer Basket
Blackbird Designs
GAST & WDW thread
30ct Weeks Dye Works linen - Baby's Breath

I dedicated this sampler to my Mom.  These are her initials.  She would have liked this sampler.  Especially the bands of sampler motifs.

 And the frame.

Well, that concludes today's artsy pics.  LOL!  I've got to run. I am the laundress today and I have clothes to hang out on the line and I want to take my walk before hell's temps return.  It's supposed to be 90 degrees here today.  Stay cool and hydrated!  Wear sunscreen and a hat if you are working in your gardens. Enjoy this day because it's what you're supposed to do. (This concludes our public service / safety announcement for today.)

Oh, I lost a follower...I hope it wasn't something I said or didn't say. Sorry that my world wasn't someplace you wanted to be... :(

Happy Monday, my friends. Thanks for coming by!

Till next time...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Some pictures

I've been stitching in between haying.  I HATE putting in hay especially now that the temperature is one degree below hell's temps.  The bales are really heavy this year...upwards of 50-75 pounds and I struggle with putting them on the elevator.  Yesterday, one bale came crashing down off the elevator and hit the elevator motor knocking it out.  The DH was PO'd because we had to unload 75 bales into the barn and now we will have to handle them again to put them in the loft.  Today, he put in 150 by himself.  Officially, we are 1/2 way done with our 500 bales.  He will get more this evening. So hopefully we will have almost all of it done before the weather gets rainy.  Oh, he did fix the motor on the elevator.

So here's what I've been up to as documented by craptastic photos.

Progress has been made on Done By Me.  I am obsessing over restitching the really light color in the basket and in the flower urn.  It fades into the fabric.  But I can't find a shade or color that suits me.  (Sorry for the wrinkles, I pressed them but as you can see not well.  Pics should be clickable.)

In the Bee Man's Garden.  I am really looking forward to stitching the hive in satin stitch.  But I will do it last because I don't want the hive to get crushed by my hoop.  It's incentive to hurry up and finish!

 Actually, Ella has the right idea on this hot afternoon...maybe a nap is in order?

I got Alphabets back from the framer at Michaels...oh, it's gorgeous. You'll get to see that in the next post.  The pics I took are all fuzzy.  Grr-rrr.  I also stitched August from A Prairie Year.  Cute beehive. And I actually finished all of my Fourth of July things this year.  They are in the previous post. 

I really got to take my time with this photo thing.  You guys who set up beautiful shots just make me want to hang my head in shame.  Mainly, I'm in such a hurry to post that I don't take my time to do anything artsy with my pics.  Should I slow down, maybe?

Anyway, stay cool, I'm going to put a few stitches into Bee Man while I wait for the DH to come home from getting tires on the truck. Come by may be surprised at my creative photos next time!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Just poppin' in to say Happy Independence Day to all my friends here in the US. Today, we are chillin' and grillin'.

Later, we will be going to the community fireworks.  A low key day overall but none the less enjoyable.

Stay safe if you're playing with pyrotechnics and have a great day!