Saturday, July 30, 2011

Of kitties, crochet & cross stitch!

Sylvia sillies

Maxing with Dad in his chair and enjoying her window seating.


Crochet and cross stitch

I am working on berries now on my project.  Needed a break from leaves and vines.  you know, a little change from working with the same colors over and over.


I found a bunch of cotton yarn for dishcloths when Jack and I were going thru things.  Being as Jack is not fond of dishcloths made with cotton yarn, I am making them to give to a friend.  I will make as many as I can until I run out of thread!


That is my short post for today.  I pray you have a blessed day.  Huggles.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More stitching coming your way!

Feeling nostalgic!

Jack and I have been doing some serious cleaning of the storage shed.  I wanted to share some of my treasures with you.

This is one of the cards of buttons my grandmother had and the tag she put in when she made something for us grandkids.  The buttons are so old they cost a nickel!


Here Grandma was practicing some embroidery.  Most likely thinking of doing it on a piece of clothing she wanted to make.


The only thing Grandma learned to crochet was granny squares.  On the left is one item nearly finished.  She would sew together two squares turning down the front and adding a bow to hold it.  Under the flap would go a pencil and a little notebook in the pocket to keep near the phone.


Below are two of my mother’s aprons.  I put a ruler there to give you an idea of how tiny she was!  These were made in the very early 1960’s.  Mom passed away at age  34 in 1969 but I still remember seeing her puttering around the house in her aprons!



Below is an old card my mom sent to my grandmother.  It is folded up in the first picture and when you fold the flap down it makes a 3d picture.



I have most of my little bird on this page done and quite a bit of that big old leaf.  I have finished a bit more since I took this picture.


Jack is nearing the end on his last supper piece.  He says he is ready for a break with a simpler piece when it is done.


Sylvia sillies!!!!

Tough kitty!


But after tough must come a nap!


Huggles and God bless all.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stitching anyone?

I have not been going really hard at it, but still I am coming along nicely with it.


A little close up of where I am working now.


Jack’s cross stitching.  He is very close to being finished.


Sylvia Time!!!!

Need I say anything?


God bless and huggles.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stitching & more Stitching & kitties too!

Laughing with or at Sylvia

This was our girl yesterday.  Just maxin’ with that old chubby tummy hanging out!


Crochet finish

I finished up the shawl I was working on last night.  It came out nicely I think.  I just hope my friend will like it.


Cross stitch too!

Jack is really closing in on the finish on his project.  Just a little more to go and I am as excited about it as he is!


I have finished the cross stitching on this page of my project and now is all that outlining.  But I am closing in on it.


A close up of where I am working.


Fun in the garden

No one apparently told this tomato he should be the same round shape as the others.  He almost looks like a king size Roma tomato but he is actually a Mountain Spring who decided he wanted to look different!


So that is it for this post.  Blessings and huggles!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

If it’s hot hot, stay in and sew!


I am almost done with my doily.  I think I have about 4 or maybe 5 rows to go if that much.  I have enjoyed it.


Here is a shawl I am working on for a friend.  It to is a fun and easy pattern.


Cross Stitch

Here is my cross stitch piece.  I only have a couple berries to do and then onto the outlining and that page will be done.  That means 2 more pages left and it will be finished.


Do you remember I told you about the special cross stitch Jack will be working on next?  Well this is it.  I know it doesn’t look like anything special but it is to us.  It was some quilt squares my grandmother had started some time ago.  She had to give up on her cross stitch and crochet around age ninety.  We were given all her sewing and cross stitch and quilting projects when she passed away at age 93.  It is a little reminder of her everyday to see her projects.  The Dresden plate quilt blocks were never finished but I still treasure them.


Well, that is it for me this post.  Be blessed and huggles.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Another stitchy week!

Sylvia of course!

What our girl is up to this week.  Chomping on her kitty grass, snuggin’ with dad, and stealing his chair for her nighty night snooze!



I have been busy on my doily Plus I have started a shawl for a person who requested it.  The shawl pattern is fairly easy and a pretty pattern.  Right now it looks more like a blanket for a snake!  LOL!


Jack’s stitching

Here is Jack’s progress!  He is really, really close now and I don’t know about him, but I am getting excited!


That is about it for this post.  I was under the weather enough so a couple days that I didn’t feel up to cross stitching.  I hope your week is blessed~  Huggles.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Busy, fun weekend

Cross Stitch

Jack’s project.  He is really eager to get it finished.  The next thing he is doing is pretty special and I will tell you about it in my next post.


Here is my cross stitch.  I feel like I have been doing grape leaves and vines forever!  LOL!  The corners generally are pretty well busy work.



You can sure see the butterflies taking shape now.  I put it on a dark fabric so you can see it better.  I have less than 10 rows to go now.


Silly Silvia!

Some silliness on the loveseat yesterday!  She can be a real kook sometimes.


And this was her napping on the vanity today.  That would kill my neck!


So I hope you enjoyed the post.  God bless and huggles.