Sunday, April 25, 2021

Another Week

Yet another week has record speed as usual. How does retirement time go by in record speed, while our work weeks seemed to creep by. 

I will share some of what was accomplished this week.

First Grade Flowers showed a little progress.

While I would love to hook all of those cute posies first, I know that I don’t want to have to go back and hook all of that background. 

Next I fully finished these sweet cross stitch bowl fillers. 

I had finished the cross stitch the week of Easter, but didn’t get around to fully finishing them. I will leave them out year around. The pattern is by Country Rustic Primitives on Etsy. 
They are stitched on an 18 ct Aida from Hobby Lobby with some DMC from stash, then sprayed with distressing spray from Primitive Gatherings. Aida isn’t my normal choice to stitch on, but I wanted to show my friend that you can stitch on something besides linen and still get a great result. 

I didn’t need another project, but when I saw this cute sew along from 
Jeni at the Woolen Willow, I couldn’t resist. 

The first three blocks are completed....

And the remaining six are prepped and ready to stitch. Everything from my stash. 

That top wonky flower block is so cute that I could make a whole quilt using it. 

I collect wall favorites are bird and dog themed. I found this cutie while out antiquing recently. 

Jackson’s baseball team won another tournament last weekend. 

These boys love to play ball. 

Take Care,

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

It’s Spring!!

It’s Spring and that means lots going on around here. Mostly in the yard and garden. Which means not as much stitching. 
I struggle with that, as I want to be gardening and stitching, but if I garden all day, I am too tired to stitch or hook at night. 

Here are a few shots from the garden....

Prudence is hooked and up for blocking and binding.

She was a joy to hook, but I didn’t make a dent in my worm baskets. 
Next scrappy rug up is First Grade Flowers....

The flowers(blue), centers (gold), and stems/leaves(green) will all be from the worm baskets. The background is the leftover white plaid (cotton) from Prudence. 

There has been some xstitch and wool applique as well, but no pics...later.

I celebrated a birthday this month...

This photo was from DGD’s IG post. Got to love that sweet girl.
Then my Sister celebrated, as well.

This was our first family event with my sister since Covid as she resides in an assisted living facility. We are all vaccinated now. 

So that’s it for now.

Take Care,