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

Monday, July 20, 2015

R is for Rabbit

I picked up another wip to finish....Prairie Schooler's R is for Rabbit from their leaflet #111.  I think it will be nice to display during the Easter season.

Speaking of Prairie Schooler, I was sad to learn that there will be no more new ones after the current release.  It will certainly be the end of an era.

I also chose and stitched a piece for the July theme (haunted house) for the Halloween ornie blog.  It's a freebie found on the esubrosa blog.  I took the liberty or omitting the lettering on the top of the original design.

On the food front, I noticed strawberries on sale while grocery shopping over the weekend.  So what's a person to do?!  My first strawberry pie (at least this style of strawberry pie)...and all who tasted it said it was delicious.  (I use my DH and neighbors as guinea pigs.  lol!)  I made a little whipped cream to go on top.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Favorite Colors giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy's hosting another drawing for a favorite colors giveaway.  See her blog for details and good luck!

Favorite Colors giveaway at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Happy stitching!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hinzeit Sweet Land of Liberty....finished!

I really enjoyed working on this piece and glad it's finally finished.

Happy stitching!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Stitching progress

It's pretty much too hot to do anything else but stitch lately...although I have done a few other things.

Here's my progress on Hinzeit's Sweet Land of Liberty.  I think I just might finish this one soon.

I took a short break from this to stitch what I thought was July's Halloween ornie theme.  I just noticed that I transposed themes...this one (black cat) is actually the theme for Aug.  DUH....  Oh well, it's early enough in the month that it's possible I'll stitch July's theme too (Haunted House). 

Majestic Cat by Homespun Elegance (I love Sandra's designs!)

Keep cool and....

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Contests

Nancy's doing it again...with her Christmas in July contests.  One contest is for 1600 yds of her beautiful hand-dyed floss and another for a gift certificate for her shop.  Check out her blog for details:

VMSS Contest 1600 yds hand-dyed floss

VMSS certificate

Good luck!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Christmas in July contest from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is hosting a Christmas in July contest.  Click below to read all about it:

Christmas in July

Good luck!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy July 4th!

I hope everyone enjoys their July 4th celebrations.  As for us, we're having a quiet, relaxing day and most probably will go to a friend's house to view the fireworks tonight.  I made a patriotic trifle to take with us and these individual ones for us to eat here at home.  I'd intended to use an angel food cake but only found pound cakes at the store.  Since I had some of my here in our freezer (that probably tastes better than store-bought anyway), I chunked up some of that to use in the trifles.  My original intent was to bake another blueberry galette but decided it's way too hot to turn the oven on. 

I've been working more on Hinzeit's Sweet Land of Liberty and making some progress.  I really think I can finish this one soon if I keep working on it.  (I'm itching to start something else, stitcher's ADD kicking in.)

I also finished and "cubed" LHN Old Glory for a patriotic LHN sal:

I took some time out of patriotic stitching to stitch a Halloween ornament for the Halloween ornament blog.  It's Trick or Treat by Plum Pudding Needleart and published in the JCS 2013 Halloween issue.

Happy stitching!