Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Birthday Wishes and a SAL Update

A dear friend of mine celebrated her birthday recently and I stitched this up for her as a birthday gift….

Designer: By The Bay Needleworks

Not long ago she moved to Virginia Beach into a beautiful home on the water.  When I saw this design I knew immediately that it would make the perfect birthday gift for her.  To my shock and amazement I stitched it up, framed it, and was able to hand it off to her at my DS wedding…which was two weeks prior to her birthday.  

Let me share with you another recent finish.  I stitched this for my DS/DIL and displayed it on the name card table at their rehearsal dinner on July 10th. 



I love the french knots, made with thin ribbon and the beading…



I was a bit preoccupied for a few months before the July wedding.  As a result I failed to post a monthly update on the two SAL that I participate in.  Fortunately, life has returned to normal and I am happy to be able to post the 2015 Smalls SAL for July.  These little Sled Ornaments are such a quick stitch and an even faster finish…

Designer: Foxwood Crossing

These will be added to my stash of gift ornaments that I will be sending fellow stitchers in December. 

I am hosting a Halloween Exchange on the HOE blog so if you are interested in signing up you must do so before August 10th when sign ups close.

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Until next time…


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It Happens In A Heartbeat

FROM THIS…
August 10, 1987

TO THIS…
July 11, 2015

IT HAPPENS IN A HEARTBEAT

THE BRIDE AND GROOM

REHEARSAL DINNER 

SNOWBOARDING GROOM'S CAKE

WEDDING DRESS BRIDE'S CAKE
Amazing and truly delicious cakes by: 
Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe    
             
Designer: Alessandra Adelaide
Design: Wedding Cake

THE BEAUTIFUL BRIDE

MY TWO FAVORITE MEN and NEW DIL

HE'S MARRIED!

FINALLY,  A GIRL! 

RECEPTION AT PIER WISCONSIN 
COCKTAILS

DINING 

HEAD TABLE


THE HAPPY COUPLE

SO MANY GORGEOUS ROSES

INSIDE THE ROTUNDA FOR 
DANCING 

TO THE HIGH ENERGY OF AN ELECTRIFYING BAND

FIRST DANCE

NAT KING COLE'S UNFORGETTABLE

MAY THEY LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

CONGRATULATIONS MEG & GARRETT


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Monday, June 15, 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness June Update

June 15 Gifted Gorgeousness SAL update…

Progress on Grace and Virtue Sampler has been slow due to my lack of free time.  I have been stitching almost daily but have not spent much time on this project.  More pressing projects have left me with little free time and forced me to place this projects onto the back burner.  Progress no matter how minimal is still progress.  

June 15 ~ Now

May 15 ~ Then

My first project in the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL is framed and ready for hanging. 

Design: Lantern Lane

Lantern Lane was kitted up and given to me for my birthday by Vonna.  She is such a dear friend whose friendship I treasure ~ Thanks again, Vonna!



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Happy Hearts Exploring Wisconsin

It's May Smalls SAL check-in time.  Here's what kept me busy this past month…

HEARTS
Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Design: Be True

Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Design: Take My Heart

Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Design: Sweet Heart

My weekend was spent in Milwaukee, WI.  We stopped by Pier Wisconsin, which is situated on Milwaukee's Lakefront.  


We entered the building and headed up to the Rotunda to get a better view of the beautiful blue waters of Lake Michigan.


The view from the outdoor deck was gorgeous.  Docked outside Pier Wisconsin is the Denis Sullivan, the only replica of a 19th century three-masted Great Lake schooner in the world.


We were excited to be able to spend the weekend with our oldest son, whose flew in from NYC to spend the weekend with us. That made my heart happy!


Driving along the lake we passed the Family Kite Festival. I was able to snap a picture of just a few of the hundreds of kites dotting the sky. 


We look forward to returning Wisconsin in mid July and hope that the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the temperature is pleasant, and the weekend is amazing. 


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Friday, May 15, 2015

A New Start and More Stash

I completed LHN Lantern Lane and it is currently being framed.  My next Gifted Gorgeousness (May) project is one that was given to me as a gift from a non-blogging friend.  We were shopping at a LNS and I was admiring Grace and Virtue Sampler.  To my surprise she purchased it for me. I had done a small finishing project for her and this was her way of saying thank you.  Here is my progress thus far…


A few weeks ago I attended Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH. The highlight of the trip was time spent with fellow bloggers, Carol and Margaret.  Unfortunately, the class that I was excited about attending turned out to be a disappointment.  The instructor was a very nice woman however, I was not impressed with her teaching abilities.  I do love the class project and managed to complete about 80% of if. Once complete I will post pictures.


Designer: The Purple Thread
Design: Travels with Meagan

While shopping in the Vendor Mall I managed add to my stash with these treasures…


The longarm quilter phoned to let me know that my quilt was ready and I am happy to say that I picked it up, put the binding on, and have it ready to bring to the Graduation party at the end of this month.


Graduation Quilt for Ryan

The weather here has been so nice (finally).  I found time to plant my garden and am anxious for the plants to grow so I can begin using them in my cooking. This year I planted Basil, Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Chocolate Mint, Cherry Red Tomatoes, Yellow Tomatoes, and a Sunflower plant.  To my surprise the Lavender which I planted last year has come to life and is flourishing!

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