Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Goodbye August

Hard to believe that summer is almost done. It has been a much cooler and wetter summer than we have seen in a very long time. I’m not complaining. 

I have been thinking about what keeps me from blogging as often, and the main thing is having photos of what I am working on ready to use. I have decided that I need to be easier on myself and just use what I have. Popping in more frequently is better than a bunch of pics. And they certainly aren’t Instagram quality, but they are real. So, I will give a go at being easier on myself. 

Here is where I am on Woodland Santa….

That little bit of snow beside the beard is too bright white and will have to go. I am obviously procrastinating on starting his face. But I am pretty happy with my progress. 

This little fully finished xstitch is Gather by Pineberry Lane.

I received it as a part of the Quaint Lady club last year at Dyeing to Stitch.  It was beautifully finished by Faye Rigsbee. 

These little Blackbird Designs Christmas stockings have also been sent off to Faye for finishing, 

Fun little stitches. Can’t wait to see them all finished. 

Macy ran her first 5K with her HS Cross Country Team on

She not only finished, but had a decent time. And then she tested positive for Covid on Monday. So far she only has a headache and congestion. Since I stayed with her on Saturday night and Sunday, I am exposed. Fortunately I am vaccinated and feeling fine. 

Bid Day for Sara Ashley’s sorority. 

And Ashley is ready for her first grade class. 

Rob would have been fifty this month. Sure do miss this guy. 

So true♥️

Take Care,

Sunday, August 22, 2021

No Excuses

Here it is, nearly September, and I haven’t posted since mid June. No excuses, I just haven’t. I need to either blog or quit. I really don’t want to quit, so we’ll see. 

I have done lots since my last post, but I will just share a little today.  Then I’ll have plenty for another post…or two.

My most recent finish is this little Halloween mat in wool applique. 

It still needs a good steaming, but I think it’s pretty cute. 

This sweet little sampler is Amelia Ellis by Whilst Iris Sleeps.

I had to stitch it as soon as I saw it. The small size and sweet colors just drew me in. 

Sara Ashley wanted me to make her a crocheted granny square tote bag before she went back to Clemson. This is what we came up with. 

She is a hoot…..she told me she really liked “crotchit”, and in this family, crochet will be forevermore known as crotchit. 

Here she is in her dorm room the day her mom and I took her back to college.

Also finished this quick cross stitch for a tray I found on sale at JoAnn’s that has a blackbird on it. 

Can you just feel a theme coming on here?

I started a Christmas tree skirt in a virtual class with Lisanne Miller. 

This is as far as I have gotten. Lots of little pine needles. The plan is to use it under a pencil type tree with cross stitch Prairie Schooler Santa’s decorating it. This year??? Well, that’s debatable. We all know about good intentions. 

We had rat snakes eating our eggs at the chicken house. We like to have rat snakes around because they eat rats and poisonous snakes. But once they start on our eggs they have to go. The other day Blake found two in the chicken house. Our neighbor, Amy, had expressed an interest in rehoming some to her debris pile on her farm, so Blake called her. Here they are wrangling one of them into a tub for transport.

Both were successfully relocated. Can I just say that I was glad to be away from home that day?

Guess that is enough excitement for this post. Hope you are all staying well and safe. 

Take Care,