I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Monday, March 24, 2014

Louie's Pie

DH's birthday was last Saturday and, since he likes pies WAY more than cakes, I decided to bake a pie for him from one of his mom's recipes.  (She passed away just before last Christmas.)

She told me many times that this was his favorite she called it Louie's Pie.  He told me that, while he loves it, it's not his favorite but he never had the heart to tell her.  It IS very good and maybe MY favorite of the pies she baked.  lol!  It has a very thick custard filling topped with almond slivers, golden raisins soaked in rum, sliced bananas, and meringue.  Yum!

On the stitching front:  Diane at Little House Needleworks released a design for which I stitched the model..."Farm Fresh Cherries".  It was a fun stitch...I think the first "farm truck" I've ever stitched.

I hope to finish up another model for her this week and then I have a new model coming soon.

I'm also working on LHN's "Hot Cocoa" for an ornament SAL and doing a little crochet.

Happy stitching!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Almost March

Where did February go?!

It was pretty much a routine week here.  I've been model stitching and the piece is starting to come to life.

Saturday I went to a friend's house and (re)learned to crochet.  I'm a southpaw and never really "got it" when my mom and grandma tried to teach me when I was a young girl.  I watched a "how to" video before going to my friend's house and this time it came much easier to me.  (Or as DH said, maybe I matured and learned some patience since trying to learn all those years ago.)

Here's my future scarf:

I also finished stitching my February ornament...Sugar Plums by Country Cottage Needleworks:

I stitched and finished this once for a friend and ever since then wanted to stitch it again to keep:

I'm taking a day off from walking today.  I'm having issues with plantar faciitis.  Ouch!!  Hopefully I'll figure this out soon.

Happy stitching!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday again already!

Spring is springing here in SE TX.  My morning walks have been pleasant with warm temps, seeing the sun, and hearing the birds singing.

I've enjoyed watching the Olympics in the evenings.  I'll miss them when they finish.

Our oldest DS celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday.  How can he be that old?  (How can I be that old?!)

I'm still mostly model stitching but am working on LHN's Elizabeth Hancock on Sundays:

I'm also sneaking in a few stitches on some PS bookmarks I'm making for gifts:

DH and I enjoyed our quiet Valentine's Day last week.  The chocolate cake he baked was wonderful!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm model stitching this week so I can't show my current stitching progress.  Instead I'll post some pictures of some of my Valentine's Day stitching:

Book recommendation:  I just finished reading this book:

DH and I heard the author being interviewed on PBS on the way back from visiting our college boys so we bought the book.  I HIGHLY recommend it to "Twentysomethings" and their parents.  She explains common issues that occur during this time of life (developmentally, culturally, etc.) and suggests ways for Twentysomethings to take charge of planning their futures, both career-related and personal/relationship-related.  We're passing the book along to our boys to read.

Happy Stitching!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

A framed finish!

I enjoyed stitching Hinzeit's Charmed Valentine and since it's so close to Valentine's Day, I took this one to my framer almost immediately instead of letting it "properly age" in a drawer first.  I love my framer!  Besides charging reasonable prices and doing a good job, he's very fast.  I took this too him one morning and by the time I'd gotten home from running errands, he'd already called and left a message that it was ready to pick up.

I made a little more progress on my LHN Elizabeth Hancock this week too:

I'm really enjoying this one.  My progress on this one will probably slow down for a while because I'll be concentrating on another model.

We're having some more unusually cool/cold weather here in Texas.  I'm enjoying it!  I made some more cheesy broccoli potato soup last night for dinner.  Yum!  The bonus is having good leftovers for lunch.

I finished reading another Patricia Cornwell book...Postmortem.  I know it's an older book, but new to me and I enjoyed reading it.

I heard that University of Texas canceled classes again bc of freezing and semi-freezing precip.  It's been an unusual year for sure.  They hardly ever cancel classes due to weather conditions and they've already canceled or delayed 3-4 days (I've lost count) this winter.

Everyone keep warm and safe!

Happy stitching!