Sunday, April 6, 2008

Stitching and a little country ride!

My Welcome Guest by Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor is done! Yippee! What an easy stitch it was too. I so hope our friends will like it. I used beads in place of french knots on the top flowers. Click the pic if you want to see it better.
Jack is working hard on his chickens! It is a lot of cross stitching and outlining for him. But he is really enjoying it!
Our friend Bev came to visit Friday. Katie just fell in love with her and we all took a ride around town to show Bev the sights. I snuck the picture while she and Jack were being silly and trying to look tough and mean! LOL!
Now come take a ride with us! I so wanted to see the country road I lived on in the late 1970's. I had not been down there since right before Jack and I married in 1980. The elderly couple I lived with and cared for are long since gone. So was the house and I didn't want a picture. We start out on Highway 54 heading east.
The high bluffs on the north. We noticed that with all the rain a boulder the size of our little car had slid down and nearly went into the roadway.
A little baptist church that was not far from where I lived. They still have to use outhouses but they do have new ones!
Look hard toward the middle of this picture. This old cabin has nearly fallen in and is about 100 years old. it is across from the church.
What a view! I love hills!
You can see for almost forever!
A small part of Truman lake by Roscoe just north of Highway 82.
A large protected prairie in it's natural state not far from our little town.

I hope you liked the little ride. Thanks for coming along. And thank you to everyone for their concern with the flooding. Jack and I are fine. Our little house is on a hill near the top so while we do get some standing water and a bit of run off we do okay. And the good townsfolks are doing well also. We are a tough lot! LOL! God bless!


Darlene said...

Loved the drive!

Dawn said...

Thank you so much for the ride in the country - it was very relaxing!

There has been such strange weather all over this year!

my life with bipolar disorder said...

Yours and Jack's cross-stitch are so nice. Always enjoy seeing your handiwork. And thanks for the ride! The place is beautiful :)

Sharon said...

Congrats on a lovely finish! Karen Kluba does some great stuff. Jack's chicken's are coming along great! Nice photo's. Have a great week Michelle!

Penless Thoughts said...

Thanks for taking us on this lovely ride!

Penless Thoughts said...

P.S. I had not trouble reading or posting my comment just now. YEAH!!!!!!

Pen of Jen said...

Thanks for the tour! I love the cross stitch projects!

By the way I watch the highway traffic of Highway 54 Here in New Mexico!

Jennifer(Ma kettle)

Anonymous said...

Hi! How Are you?
What beautiful stitch, loved the chicken!
What beautiful place!


Daughter of the King said...

Your stitching projects are the detail on that would wear me out..
and thanks for the tour, that was fun...

Netter said...

What a fun little road trip you took. I know I love to drive past the places I used to live. It's always a nice trip down memory road. The weather sure looked nice.

All that cross stitching makes me want to dig out an old project I have to finish.

Cindy Swanson said...

I so enjoyed your pictures! How blessed you are to live in the Ozarks. I was born in Springfield, Missouri, and had my honeymoon in Branson. I love the Ozarks!

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Enjoyed the ride a lot! And your needle work. Beautiful as usual!

Terry said...

Thanks for the ride; beautiful country. Love all your cross stitch also.

Anonymous said...

glad to hear you didn't get flooded badly!
and i love the drive!!!!

Sharon said...

Your stitching is beautiful and Jack's too! He's really coming along with that project!! :)

Do you normally outline as you go or wait til the end?

I enjoyed the ride. :) My daughter's Gospel group sang at a church one time that still had outhouses.

Anonymous said...

Great ride. I loved seeing into your world. Living in Alaska, we do not see much like it, but we have our own interesting trees and such. :)
Anna Wilkinson

Meari said...

Welcome Guest turned out nice. I met Karen at a retreat I went to in IN last summer. Nice lady. The pics of your drive are great! :)