Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Catching up...

I just realized I had a bunch of photos I hadn't shared with you yet- I did share some on my photo blog but I thought I'd share those and some other here too.  :) The weekend before last I went to my friend Mandy's house for a Scentsy party.. I didn't buy anything.. :( But I did come home with some free goodies anyway.  The Scentsy lady gave me a free travel tin because I came early and helped get ready for the party- and after the party our friend Emily and I stayed around and hung out with Mandy for a while, and she asked us to come help her pick out her vegetables in her garden.  This is what we picked-
Mandy had way more than she would use so she took a few things and set them aside and let us take whatever we thought we could use.   I got a couple of eggplants, a cucumber, some tomatoes, a green pepper, and some banana peppers. :) We have been having some lovely salads with fresh vegetables the past couple of weeks! Rob cooked up an eggplant as well.  I am blessed to have such a generous friend!
I have been working on my letter "J" in the Stitcher's Alphabet this week- I did work on it a little since I took this picture but only got a little more of her kimono stitched.
I'm trying to decide if I'm going to work on this tonight or on the Brightneedle ornament I've been stitching.
Oh, I almost forgot- here are a few more photos I took at Mandy's.  She has a stray cat that she and her family have kind of adopted- it recently had kittens! Here are some pics I took while there-

Nothing hidden in this photo, I just thought the flowers were pretty. :)
I am going to be having some small giveaways soon- so watch this space! :) I am going to try to post more often as well, and check blogs daily too!

Friday, July 15, 2011

A birthday surprise giveaway!

It's Valerie's b-day and she wants to give someone else a present! :) Click here to read her post and enter!

Friday, July 08, 2011

At Home with Jane Austen is finished!!

And here is a much better pic than yesterday- sorry about that!!  Please excutes the wrinkles- I would iron it but I know it will be folded up until I get my dad to make a frame for it. :) I used a lot of substitutions for this cause I didn't have a lot of the threads- here is what I used in case it can help you too!
CC Poblano Pepper- same ( I also used this to sub for another color and didn't realize til I was almost finished!)
CC Spinach- same
CC Plum Paisley- WDW Concord
CC Cashmere- Dinky Dyes Tea Tree
CC House Wine- SSS Mulberry Wine
CC Rosy Glow- SSS Bubblegum
CC Joshua Tree- GAST Chamomile
CC Old Oak Tree- same
CC Creeping Jenny- CC Poblano Pepper
CC Tartan Plaid- same
CC Really Teally- GAST Peacock
CC Little Pink Peony- Olde Willow Ballerina
CC Sassy Brass- same
I really enjoyed stitching this one, thank you Tanya for such a great design!!

I upgraded my phone the other day, as mentioned briefly in the previous post- I was taking a pic or two to see how it does- I took this one of a tree down the street cause it was just so pretty and bright!
and also of some fluffy clouds I saw this evening-
Sorry, it looks like I can't enlarge the pics from my phone!
Now I am trying to decide if I want to start another project or just work harder on the ones I've already started.. any thoughts?

Thursday, July 07, 2011

An almost finish and a test

Trying to blog from my new phone!  Here is a pic of At Home with Jane..I'm so close to finishing but I have to get up early tomorrow!
(OK, it didn't work so great this time- can't rotate my photo and the pic didn't turn out so great! A better picture soon..)

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,...