Friday, December 16, 2016

Cross Stitch Update!

Hello cloud friends.  As I promised, I am devoting this post to the stitching that I have been doing.  This will be my final post before Christmas.  We are spending time with our grand children so no time for blogging! I have been fairly busy so here we go!

 This is a small part of a design I did for my family.  It's from a very old Prairie Schooler Book, Christmas Alphabet Blocks.  I feel very fortunate to have this chart.  I have stitched other gifts from it.

This design is Fragments In Time by Summer House.  I saw this on Carol Fun's blog "Polka Dot Chicken" and knew I had to stitch it.
December 25thMerry Christmas Pinkeep by Stacy Nash.

 Most of these are from Little House Needleworks Sampler Tree Ornaments series. The one in the middle Merry, Merry was an ornament I won a few years ago from Andrea at the blog "The Craft Room." I would also like to give credit to Vonna at the Twisted Stitcher for her tutorials on how to do a pillow ornament.  Her blog and tutorials are wonderful. They gave me lots of good ideas on how to finish these pillows. Most of them were stitched last year.

Last but not least, this is a gift from my very good cloud friend Jamie.  Her bog is "Cricket-bug Corner." If you have not visited her bog, take a visit.  It is always a great blog to read.  She is an awesome stitcher. She knows how much I love witches.  She sent this with a long ribbon for me to wear.  Well for the time being it is an ornament.  Who says you can't have a cute little witch on a Christmas tree?!! Thank you so much Jamie, I love her plus I really can't stitch on 40 count so this is something I could not easily make for myself.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  All of you , my cloud friends, are very special to me.  Thank you so much for reading my blog!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Road Trip

Hi there cloud friends.  I thought it was about time to share a road trip with you.  Over Thanksgiving week-end, my DH and I took a road trip to Astoria, OR.  We have been there before.  It is a delightful little town full of great shops, good food , and wonderful coffee shops.  It's also very near to the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the spot where Lewis and Clark spent one long wet winter. If you read this blog to see cross stitch , come back in a few days, I have lots to share.  But for today it's all about Astoria.

This was the view from the hotel room.  The bridge over the mighty Columbia River connects Washington and Oregon. 

The beautiful Pacific Ocean

I thought this shed was fun and very decorative!

A sign reminding you of just where you are!! 

Fort Clatsop.  This is a replica of the fort built by the Lewis and Clark party.  This is where they spent the winter.  
Yes , lots of great coffee shops.  This one is my favorite.

Coffee Girl  is out on a pier with a cannery.  There were lots of interesting signs and history concerning the canning of salmon in Astoria.

Well, a house for me and the DH to rehab.  Funny thing, when I found this he said it was time to go home.

Thanks for joining me today.  I will have a Christmas cross stitch post in the next few days.