Sunday, June 27, 2010

Welcome New Followers, Some Progress and Babbling

Welcome to my new followers - I was at 29 for the longest time and now I am exciting! I really love that people check out the blog and hope that you find my ramblings interesting. Anyone who knows me personally knows I love to talk - I imagine some would consider that an understatement. To find people who check back in and follow this blog is amazing to me. Thanks to all the people who leave comments too; I read each and every one and I know they take time....Welcome, put up your feet, relax and visit for a bit...

Well, went shopping today - spent some much needed, quality time with my BFF, Mary! Whew did we put the miles on her jeep and boy did we laugh! Didn't buy much but it wasn't about the buying, it was about the hanging with my bud! I picked up some Halloween fabric - don't you just love the one-eyed cat & witch! The pumpkins will be great on the back of a pillow. The
snowmen will look great on the back of a Bent Creek pillow - I have plenty to finish, finish and the background color of the snowmen is perfect - kind of WDW Maple Syrup! Of course no trip to any fabric store would be complete without acquiring a batik. The other two fat 1/4's are Christmas. Believe it or not, the purse pattern is called The Two Hour Tulip Purse and we'll just see about that - I will be timing...but it has the sizing for four different sizes; should be fun and it's so cute! I'll have to pick up a batik for that, I think....maybe make the medium size, what do you think?

So did I make any stitching progress this week, you ask! Well, actually I did. I stitched this past Monday with my wonderful friends (as mentioned in my last post). Here's the progress I made on The Red Flower Sampler. I have a close-up of the three flowers that are kind of giving me decision making fits right now. I stitched the centers with different stitches each so I could see what I like (or don't like). I have to pick one now. The first has french knots, the second is a satin type stitch and the third (far right) is a scotch type. I like the knots, I don't like the scotch at all. Decisions, decisions and now I have to rip out and redo. Maybe I will decide tonight as I put in the last line which is all I have left to do - the personalization. What do you think? The end is near - this project was started many moons ago and I can't wait to get it laced and then find a frame. I am going to hang it in my family room. The other pic is a wider shot. Isn't she so pretty!

I took a picture of my rose bush. Now aren't roses supposed to be hard to grow? Well not this one. I don't do much except trim it. Last time I did that, I cut off way too much according to what I read - but it keeps coming back. These blooms are starting to fade; I'm afraid the heat and humidity is getting to them. The rose bush looks like I feel most the time lately.

My neighbor and friend's oldest daughter graduated from high school this year. Yesterday was her graduation party and when we walked to the yard right next door, it was about 90*, hot, hot, hot! You know it's bad when you put an ice cube in your iced tea (which was cold) and it melts in about five minutes you're in trouble - especially when you're well insulated like I am!

Worked four days this past week and it felt like six, we'll see how this next week goes - full, five day week. But the week after, looking forward to that! Off for the fourth of July on Monday and then go to work Tuesday, do payroll and clean up my desk for a few days off. YeeHoo! Also this Thursday or Friday my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law will be here for a few days for a visit. I haven't seen s-i-l for quite awhile, m-i-l was here earlier this spring around Easter time. It will be a nice visit and we plan on just relaxing, playing some Skip-bo or a new dice game we've found called Farkle. My son's girlfriend will meet the grandma and aunt - boy that will be interesting since that's a first for all of us; this uncharted waters is very interesting.
Well, I'm off to stitch, watch "Scoundrels" and "The Gates", two new Sunday shows to "watch" while stitching. Isn't that funny, I don't know about you, but I don't "watch" t.v. while stitching, but listen to it.
Have a happy week and stitch lots,
Night - Sherry :0)


  1. Aww, you've got a great blog, dear, of course your followership is growing! Nice progress, and that snow man fabric is waay cute! The witch & kitty is adorable, too!

    You know, I've pretty much given up on TV. A) I don't really feel like I have time (for the longest time, I felt guilty if I sat down to watch something), and B) I so easily get sucked into watching and not just listening (unless it's a movie I've seen so many times I can picture the action as it's happening w/o looking) that I don't actually end up stitching at all. So, it's all audio books for me now. :)

    Have a great week!

  2. Oh, Sherry! Your Red Flower Sampler is gorgeous. You're good - I'd leave all the flowers just as they are. Like flowers in the wild - all similar, yet different! That is going to be something when it's all framed.

    Your roses look way better than mine. They've dropped all their petals - should have trimmed them this weekend but didn't...

    Great fabrics! I especially love the Christmas and the pumpkins but they're all cute and you're right - they'll make great backings!!

    I haven't watched either of those shows so maybe I'll have to give 'em a look-see.

    Have a good week - I'm looking forward to a long weekend, thanks to the 4th!!!

  3. Nice fabrics! I like that pattern too! Your Red Flower Sampler is gorgeous! I hope you figure out what you like in the flower centers. And your roses -- even if they don't grow, they sure do make beautiful flowers! Hope work is good for you this week.

  4. Your Red Flower Sampler is just beautiful Sherry! I think that you should leave the flowers just as they are. No two flowers are the same in real live, so they don't have to be in a sampler!

    And you're real roses are beautiful. I used to have some but no matter what I did with them, they looked pathetic so I pulled them.

    Hope you have a great 4th and see you in a couple weeks.

  5. Well now you have 32!

    Your shopping trip sounds like so much fun, and your sampler is very beautiful!

    Hope you have a great 4th too!

  6. I like your progress--what a pretty sampler! Great new stash, too. It sounds like you had a blast with the BFF. :)


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