Saturday, August 20, 2011

One Butterfly all a flutter

Last week a sweet older woman was buying several cuts of flannel. I asked what she was making and we then had a conversation about the baby quilts she was making. When she asked about my grandchildren, I told her about Devin arriving in November. She then told me she was going to make him a blanket. Of course I had no reason to think she would.People always say this or that......
I was at work just about one hour when I was called by the MOD that a package had been left for me by Peggy. Here it is.....
PINK COLORS
She did ask the sex...I did say a boy....but it is the thought that counts. Now I am sure that my son would not want his son to use this...so I will just keep it and remember the 80 something sweet lady who remembered.

Would you like another sneak peek at my other exchange piece....
This will be completed into a ~~~~and mailed out by October 1st to~~~~~..........just have to wait.

One Butterfly all a flutter ...
so pretty

That's about it for now.....
Hope your weekend is fun and full of stitches.....thank you for visiting with me.

Friday, August 19, 2011

An almost butterfly~~~

I did get more stitched on Summer Wings ....
the colors are so pretty...in all there will be 23 DMC colors used......

this is the center one .... there will be one on each side as well as a couple of flowers and bees.
Here is a peak at one of my exchange pieces...

The colors are pretty and bright.
Yesterday evening brought a thunder and lightening storm then the rains and wind.....The  temp dropped from 111 to 85 in 15 minutes. But it then got a little muggy out there. There was some road flooding here in the West Valley which happens with sudden downpours and very hard packed dry land. At one point the thunder cracked just overhead and several of my neighbor's garage doors opened! Such excitement.....
Have you visited Patty C----she is having a give away.....
Well, I need a cup of coffee and the morning paper so I will say have a nice day and thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Nosegay---Tulips and sneal peek

All you need is faith....and a little pixie dust!

I picked up my Nosegay piece from Jo Ann's Framing....
This was from the challenge....
Just Nan---Porcelain Nosegay
28 ct Lavender Cashel Linen and DMC threads
It is framed simply as a small piece for where it will hang. And the frame...a simple green.

Next up for viewing...
this also was from the challenge....
Cherished Stitches----Tulip Collection Needlebook, Scissor case and fob.
34 ct Puritan Grey Linen and DMC threads
I am still working on a few other stitching projects.....just have to wait....

Mr H got the test results and we made an appointment with the surgeon for the set up consult.....it is not good to have a situation, but at least it will hopefully get fixed. As with all surgeries, what is simple for one can be difficult for another. He does have some existing problems but as Peter Pan said...I will carry my pixie dust!
Happy to have you visit with me....hope you day is wonderful.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hot---Humid--Hankies

Another Monsoon hot humid morning. Inside for the day for sure.
Do you call them hankies? If not, you know them as handkerchief's. When I was a small girl of 7 my Aunti Lucie taught me to crochet....then my Aunti Angie taught me to crochet around a handkerchief.....Many years later and many crochet projects, I met an elderly woman who know my love for hankies and gave me this....
It is a glass box to keep them in. Look how tattered and faded the ribbon is. All of it hand sewn on. I will guess that since I was given this around 1982 and the lady was 90 years old and told me she had it for "many many years"....it is quite old.
The ribbon is glued around the frame then the hinged part is stitched. If you look real careful into he corner you will see a hint of peach color ribbon. I have some of my hankies in here.
The lavender lace trimmed one was a gift from a friend's (Carol M) grandmother when I graduated from middle school. She crocheted the lace on then crocheted around the edge.... the blue trimmed one is one of the first that I made and the yellow is as I progressed.
Just look at how worn the ribbon is....
This one is one that was given to me by my Aunti Angie....dated around thew 1950's...it is plastic.

 













It may be plain, but it is special. As a young girl it is where I kept my hankies. Growing up in the 1050's and 60's, a youn lady never left the house without her hankie!
Tomorrow will be stitch stuff....hope you enjoyed my glass box....hope your day is terrific. Thank you for all the kind comments and emails.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Busy morning....

Laundry done...check
Speak with landscapers.....check
Coffee....check
Stitch....of course....

Just love these colors.....this is Just Nan Humbug....Summer Wings
28ct Blue Dynasty Cashel linen as suggested and the suggested DMC threads


If you know the pattern or guessed....this is a butterfly wing. Ooooh, and my favorite shades of lavender.....
I will enjoy continued stitching on this one. I am still working on one of my exchange pieces.
INTERRUPTION here-----
Okay I am back. Miss Zoe need to rush out and do her thing. I think it will be another visit to her Ophthalmologist....once again she walked straight into the wall...
Where was I....
I picked up a "composition" book yesterday to start a journal cover...but can't remember whose blog had a wonderful tutorial...Do you know??? If so, please send me the link...please. One of my goals is to start a narrative book about myself and Mr H for Grand baby Devin. For us, it is hard to imagine that by the time he is old enough to understand and know us, we could be very changed from what we are now. After all, we are 65 and both having some health issues....and the distance we live apart....well being realistic....I saw this with my grandparents and my brother. He was born on Grandma's 70th birthday and she died 10 years later and Papa the year after. So, I though I would compile some thoughts and stories and such so he might know us some day. Don't get me wrong with this....my thoughts are not sad just being real. He will have a good mom and dad. Hey who knows....I could live forever!!!!!
Well, need to get some breakfast and another cup of coffee....thank you for coming to visit...and check out the give away listed on my sidebar.....I hope one of you will remember the tutorial I am looking for....have a good day.



Sunday, August 14, 2011

A special hummer....

Don't you just love lazy Sunday mornings? The house is no longer quiet...Mr H is up and watching the repeat NFL games...sometimes as if he never saw them before! And Zoe is whining...is it for food...most likely...or to go out...no, it's for food. She has been doing well since the mini stroke episode.

I have been stitching on my Designer Exchange piece and soon to be finished....you will have to wait to see it. So instead of stitching I thought I would share one of my hummingbirds. I have several around the house...in and outside....
Isn't this lovely. My son Eric and DIL Andrea sent it to me for a birthday gift a few ago. It hangs where I see it everyday....a nice reminder.
This is the left wing. What is ironic is that back in RI at our local city park, there is a gazebo much like this one that I always loved to visit.
If you recognized this as a Thomas Kincade you were right.
      "Perhaps in a garden we are closer to our creator. We certainly are closer to His creation. My prayer is that this painted garden will be a meeting place for many that would speak to their God in the silence of morning."
— Thomas Kinkade                              
Just wanted to share this today.....
I am always happy to have you visit and love the kind words.....have a wonderful day.