Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Summer House Arrived . . .

down under.

You can see the Summer House photo book that I sent to Gabi on her blog.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

An August Giveaway

Loretta is having a giveaway of four packages of great evenweave cloth. Sign up here now!

The deadline is Aug. 21, 2009.

Eliza's Pyn Pillow--My Version

Eliza's Pyn Pillow
freebie from With My Needle
28-ct. linen

Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Sheep Ornie

freebie from the DMC website
28-ct. hand-dyed Lugana

A Purple Peacock Pinkeep

a freebie from the web page "magyar mintakendo"
28-ct. linen

Friday, August 14, 2009

Peacock Pinkeep

from "Scandinavian Charted Designs--archives of the Lindberg Press"
Dover Publications

This is one of a series of peacock-themed items that I finished. I added my initials to it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

County Fair 4-H Display

Granddaughter won a Best of Show ribbon for her 4-H project. This is a shot of the entire display with all of the county "Best of Shows."

Civil War Memorial--Wheeling Park

Liberty is missing her sword and there is damage to other parts of the monument.

It was an unsettling experience to come upon this monument at the top of a beautiful, tree-laden hill in the park, on a glorious day. Let us not forget the courage and the sacrifices of all veterans.

Stitching News

I finished my HOE "Summer House" project and got it mailed. I forgot to take a picture of it (again!) because I was rushed.

I have to finish my biscornu from June as well as make one for July and August. I'm out of the competition for the prize but I still want to complete my dozen. I gave one away as part of a birthday bag, so I'll only have 11 in my "basket."

I'm still transferring floss from cardboard bobbins onto plastic ones. I need to buy more plastic ones to finish.

I am not going to stitch any Christmas presents this year. I'm buying West Virginia-made crafts from a local artisan center. I'm going to concentrate on stitching ornaments and seasonal samplers for house decoration. I have a big Prairie Schooler chart "Thanksgiving Comes Again" that I want to stitch, plus I want to get a dowel tree and have it filled with ornaments for Christmas. I saw a dowel tree on Etsy that I'd like.

A Kennywood Visit

A family member who lives in the Pacific Northwest was visiting us and we had a great five days. We spent one whole day at Kennywood Park, near Pittsburgh. We got there just as the rides opened and granddaughter was able to get on the Phantom before the lines got too long.

The pictures show a group of happy people on the Thunderbolt roller coaster, as well as one of the historical markers that are located in various places on the grounds.