Thursday, July 19, 2018

Toasting in Texas

It's just freakin HOT in Texas right now. I guess it's the price we pay for not shoveling snow all winter.  You would think with trying to stay inside as much as possible I would at least find time to sit down and either stitch or post here. Nope. I had planned to post on Tuesday to say happy birthday to my dad but before I could get to it the power went off so I loaded Nicholas up and we took daddy his birthday pie (pecan - thank goodness I made it Monday night) and spent the day there. (I saw the power truck as I was driving out of the neighborhood and they said it wouldn't be back on until 2:00!)

I stitched this little Lizzie Kate some time ago. I've got seven (I think) of this monthly series stitched and I have the charts to finish the series - eventually.

I did manage to get these little patriotic pieces stitched this year but I didn't get them 'finished' until after the 4th - they are still sitting out in their little basket.

I've done a bit more stashing than stitching lately. This is part of what I've collected since March. I've been to three shops in that time (Spring TX, Arlington TX and Pigeon Forge TN), a little mail order shopping and been gifted some stash. There are a few things that have been completely kitted and are not pictured here. I still need some flosses and/or fabrics to finish kitting up some of this but I'll wait a bit before getting to that.

I have stitched a little. I have the whole set of these little Lizzie Kate monthly charts but this is the first one I've started. I'll get the stitching done before the end of the month but actually getting it 'finished' is questionable.

I have a 'stitching with friends' weekend coming up - need to decide what to take to stitch on - maybe one of the monthly charts since they are pretty easy. 

Okay - that's it for me at the moment. I have to get out in this awful heat today and I'm not looking forward to that. 

I hope you are all staying cool wherever you are!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A day late

and a dollar short. 

Missed posting yesterday but I hope you had a fun 4th! 
We spent the day hanging around the house. 
I finished the stitching on this little cutie a couple of weeks ago but I didn't get it sewn up into a little pin pillow as I had planned. I'll get it done before next year and be ahead of the game!
We had a pretty good little rain late Tuesday afternoon and it was cloudy most of the day yesterday but it was nice in time for fireworks and there were plenty going off around us. We stood outside in the back yard and watched some of them. Could still hear some going off when we went to bed. 
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my parents anniversary. 57 years!

Daddy had this quilt made for Mother for their 50th. I don't think I've ever shown a picture of it on here. Not the best picture but the quilt is beautiful - way beyond my beginner skills!

Happy anniversary Mom and Dad! 
Love you!!!