Saturday, August 24, 2013

Just for Fun!

I hope all of you are having a great week-end!  We started out with misty rain.  My DD and I went out to a favorite fabric shop and our usual delightful Sat. farmer's market and coffee.  It is wonderful when your daughter is also your friend!!  Anyway the sun is now shining and my DH and I are planning a nice walk.  First, however, I wanted to show you what I have been up to.  I did finish my Aug. goal early so I decided to do a few projects just for fun. I had purchased the PS "Boo Moon" chart and wanted to stitch up a few small ornaments. What fun!  In fact, it was so much fun that I am thinking about my first give-away.  I think I'll stitch another ornament and gather some Halloween goodies and have my first give-away.  Stay tuned if Halloween is your thing. 
Last night I started the Sept. Word Play.  It is very school oriented.  I have decided to stitch it to sort of commemorate my 30 years of teaching!!

 I bought the chart because of this design.

 I can't resist anything witchy!

  Here is my current project.

Off to a start.

If you read this blog to see photos of the NW, you will like my next few posts.  We are celebrating 35 great years so we are going on a very brief road trip.  Of course, the camera is coming along and I hope to have some great photos to share. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cross Stitch and Dahlias

I hope all of you have had a great week-end!  It was  very nice here in the Pacific NW, highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's, my kind of weather.  I am happy to report that I have finished my August goals early! I have finished "A Wicked Plant"  and more importantly sweet Hannah's sampler based on Dawson's Sampler by Cherished Stitches. After the cross stitch, I have photos of our dahlias.  I think this must be a perfect place to grow them.  I have never had them as big and healthy, before moving here.  I hope you enjoy seeing them!

 I have great trust in my followers but I am very careful about things that go out to the entire world on the web, so I have covered her last name and town.  I truly hope that none of you are offended by this. The colors in the sampler were chosen to look good in the nursery. I love the style of this sampler because she can grow with it.

Daddy and Hannah!

 "A Wicked Plant" by Barbara Ana.  This was one fun stitch.  The letters were suppose to be black but I liked the sarsaparilla color.

I can't have a Halloween stitch without sharing one of my latest signs that summer is coming to an end-  lots of spiders in our yard!

 I hope you enjoy the dahlias!!

Have a wonderful week!! thanks for joining me!