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