Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Snow Has Melted, Rain Has Stopped, The Sun is Shining

The arrival of summer 2104: June 21st ~ FINALLY!

Thank you for all of the well wishes for a speedy recovery from my shoulder surgery.  I began physical therapy last week, not sure why I need it but I am following doctors orders.  

I am back to stitching, thankfully.  The Fair & Square group is up and running once again...Thanks, Jill. 
I participated in the July Patriotic exchange and sent these blocks to Jill.

2014 Fair & Square Patriotic
Design: Happy 4th
Stitched for: Jill

In March I found these vintage butter paddles in an antique store. I knew that they would look great with a cross stitch mounted on the front. My DH stained them a bit darker and drilled a hanging hole in the handle. 

I found two designs; the first is Aqua Queen and the second design I took from a larger design but I can't remember the name. 

Designer: The Primitive Jewel
Design: Aqua Queen

Designer: Midsummer Night Designs
Partial design: Her Majesty

I have a few more butter paddles and plan to stitch more designs with a "Queen" theme.  The next design will be this one:

Designer: The Primitive Hare

 Thanks for stopping by and...

Until Next time ~ remember:

Some of the best memories 
are made in flip flops



Marilyn said...

Hope your shoulder heals quickly.
Cute idea with the paddles.

Brigitte said...

So good to read that your shoulder is healing well after the surgery and I'm sure that the physiotherapy will help a lot with it.
Your two Queens look fantastic on the butter paddles. A great theme that is not often to be seen.
Very nice piece for the patriotic exchnage.

Melissa said...

Marie, the patriotic finish is so cute!

I like what you stitched and finished for the butter paddles - perfect!

Good to hear your shoulder is healing well!

Blu said...

Glad to hear that the shoulder is healing well.
Those paddle finishes are so cute!

Andrea said...

Hope your recovery continues to go well. Beautiful stitching and finishing.

Jennifer said...

Glad to hear the shoulder is coming along. Got to get back to your crafting and quilting form ASAP. :-) Clearly it's not slowing you down too much though since you knocked your F&S pieces out of the park.

The queens are just lovely - fantastic idea with the butter paddles.

Carol said...

What a great idea to mount your pretty finishes on those vintage butter paddles, Marie! Your "queen" theme is so cute :)

And I love the 4th of July finish you made for Fair & Square--have always admired that design.

I'm glad to hear you're shoulder is on the mend--good luck with the PT!