Thursday, April 30, 2009

By The Sea

Another sweet design by the Sampler Girl! I think I am going to give this one to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day, as she loves the ocean. Colors I used were Gentle Art Cherry Wine, Gold Leaf, and Morning Glory, and Weeks Dye Works Cadet. It is stitched on white Quaker Linen from Silkweaver Fabrics I believe. I like this one so much I may stitch it again sometime, and I rarely stitch the same pattern twice. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gift for my mom

I can post this now, since I gave it to my mom on Friday! :) It's a freebie from the Chocolate Cat. My dad made the frame. :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter pics

I almost forgot! Here are a few pics from Easter-the one of David and Hanna was taken at the mall before Easter. I didn't get any good pictures of Hanna at the Easter egg hunt, she was too quick, racing around to find Easter eggs!

From Dead to Worse

From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, Book 8) From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
Another great vampire book by Charlaine Harris!! Once one thing was resolved, something else came up, and the ending was great. Can't wait for #9!

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter my friends!

He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
I am posting a little late on Easter Day. We've had a full day, starting with Easter breakfast at church, followed by the Easter egg hunt and Easter mass. We sang lots of wonderful Easter hymns, saw some familiar faces we hadn't seen in a while. It was a joyful day! I will post a few pictures of the Easter egg hunt soon. I hope everyone had a blessed Easter. Let us all praise our Heavenly Father for the gift he has given us in his son Jesus!

Some finishes

I haven't posted any for a while- been lazy about taking pictures.. lol. I have one I can't post yet because it's something for my mom but here are the others I've finished. Two more Designs of the Needle ornament kits for my MIL (I think I still have 5 or 6 left to stitch!) and "Snowy Paddy", an old Sampler Girl freebie. I finished him a couple of weeks ago but not in time for St. Patty's Day, darn it. I'm thinking about making him into a banner-type hanging, not sure yet.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Some more beach photos

See previous post also!

"A little sea-bathing would set me up forever"

Couldn't resist using that Jane Austen quote for this post! My in-laws were here this past week and we went to Atlantic Beach on Saturday. Although I don't enjoy laying out to get tan, and I don't know how to swim, I love the beach. It has a way of putting any stress or anger in the back of your mind and giving you such peace, even when there are alot of people there. Now maybe if it would've been jam-packed with people I wouldn't be saying that, though it was fairly busy the day we were there. It was my son's first trip since he was a baby. At first he wouldn't even wade into the water but after going with him he did. It was so fun watching him walk in the water and run back out because he was so cold. My daughter could look for seashells all day. She kept filling her bucket and when it got too heavy, dumping them on the blanket and going back out for more. She didn't want to leave when it was time to go, though I don't think any of us really did. Here are some photos from our day.

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo

I know, not much stitching lately but I have been on a roll reading books!  I was recently given the opportunity to read this awesome novel,...