Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Well, we lost our electricty during my post!

That is what I get for waiting a whole month to write anything. I'm blog challenged so I can't even figure out how to add on to my post so I'm starting another one. Wow, two in one month!

I'm working on Amazing Grace from My Big Toe. I love the design but, boy, is it small and detailed. I think I'm going to give it to my maternal grandmother's church for their annual silent auction. This church was started by my great, great grandmother's father and other family members when they came to Oregon. The church is relatively small, in the country and is still largely attended by family members. My parents were even married there. My grandmother turned 95 this month!
My paternal grandmother will also be turning 95 this year. She has been cross stitching for the last few years. Can you imagine BEGINNING to do counted cross stitch at 92?

I don't have alot to show because my camera is still missing in action. I did receive two exchanges in the last couple of months. I received this lovely heart shaped pinkeep and goodies from Kathy.

This Christmas ornament arrived in December and I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't keep the ladies name who sent it to me. I try to keep everyone's name but somehow this one slipped by me. She backed it with a gingerbread fabric. Very cute!

I am starting a design that I'm doing for an exchange group called Stitching Exchange (I would post a link but once again the Blog Challenged portion of my life rears its ugly head :) )
The requirement is something to do with a garden and it needs to be useful, ie pincushion, needle holder, scissor keep, etc. I have a couple of clever items that I'm working out on paper. I hope they pan out because I think Cross stitch and Clever go really well together!

I'm afraid that I am going to be have to give up my computer time for Pajama Sam - Thunder and Lightening aren't so Frightening. My five yo boy has been waiting patiently to help save the day. We conquered Pajama Sam - No Need to Hide When its Dark Outside and will be working on Pajama Sam - You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet next.

I hope everyone is having a very lovely Tuesday!

It is a beautiful day here in Oregon

To bad it is supposed to rain later today! Yesterday the sun was out and after our brief spell of rain today it is supposed to reappear. They are forecasting 60 degree temperatures for the rest of the week. Hurray!

As always I'm planting, rearranging and scheming when it comes to our yard. This year we are putting in a high bush cranberry and alot of fern. I have decided to embrace my "inner moss" and plant ferns and other plants that like my mossy areas. I purchased another huckleberry bush and will be putting in some more blueberries.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm afraid that I'm a very bad blogger

I just don't make the time to keep up with my blog. I have been busy though. I did some finishing work for my grandmother this last weekend. She had three pieces that needed finished. My grandmother is 94 and I showed her how to do counted cross stitch only 2 years ago. She loves doing it!

I also have two exchanges that I completed. As much as I love exchanges I really need to spend some time on my wip's.

Here is the piece that I send to Jill for the HoE Red exchange. If you look closely you will see the actual needle she is sewing with and the thread attached to it. This was fun to do.

This piece was sent to Jenna for the BlackBird Exchange. I filled one of these pincushions with tapioca and one with lentils. I hope they never get wet!

I'm going to start work on a hummingbird pattern for my other grandmother who will be celebrating her 95th birthday next month. Plus, my daughter is having a birthday and I have something fun in mind for her. Think shoes. lots and lots of shoes!