Thursday, August 29, 2013

Back at last!

I have felt better since the first of the week but a lot of my time I have spent working on dresses.  Finally I do have some handwork to show and Sylvia too, of course.  I need 34 more motifs for Jack's afghan so been working on those.

And I have been doing some on the Cardinals as well.  It seems to be a bit of slow going on this part for some reason.

And on Names of Jesus also.  I really am enjoying this one.

I have to do a cream on my neck back and hips 4 times a day for severe arthritis.  This is often what I see behind me in the vanity mirror.  I did turn around to take the picture as the mirror one came out odd.

And here she is napping away a very hot day!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Crystal Bridges grounds

I am a bit under the weather so I thought I would share pictures from our outing to Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville AR.  We only toured some of the grounds but will go back for Jack's birthday in October to go inside. 

Blessings and huggles.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back again am I!

I am working again on the cardinals.  Not much done as I just picked them up again.  But I think I will work on them quite a bit this week.

And doing great on my latest Names of Jesus piece.  It seems like once I start one I just really want to keep going on it.  They never get ole making and giving them away.  This one is number five.

And here is old lazy bones last night watching me on the computer.

Thanks for coming to visit this short post!   Blessings and huggles.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Rainy Days and Stitching

Boy did it pour to beat the band Monday!  But after the dry summer last year it is nice!  This was the view out the kitchen window.

And I am trying to work on the cardinals again.

And yes, I have started a new Names Of Jesus project for a former Pastor of ours.  He is having a tough time in his church right now.

And here is a shawl I am making with some clearance cotton yarn I found awhile back.  I was so happy to see it on sale as I can not wear anything made of acrylic.

And I bet you wouldn't want to see any pictures of sylvia Joy!  Here she is just watching the world go by.

Always up for some Dad scratches.

What is that praying mantis doing on MY window?

And now a grasshopper?

Thanks so much for visiting.  huggles and blessings.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A finish! Hooray!

I have finished my Names Of Jesus project.  I really do like all the greens!  What do you think?  I will be on to another soon if I have the right size fabric.

Been working on Jack's afghan and am finished with five of nine rows now.  It seems to go faster by doing a bunch of the motifs with the first color.  Our lovely model helps show the afghan.

Today Jack retrieved our puzzles from storage and we are starting on this wolf.  The thing will be over 3 feet long when finished.

Oh and I must show you are little visitor today.  Now I am not afraid of baby praying mantis but the big ones freak me out big time!

Jack caught Sylvia hanging out and watching him.

And lastly, I got my first issue of Cross Country Stitching that was my birthday present.  I had subscribed before but quit because the designs all started to seem pretty much the same to me.  I happened to see the cover of an issue and was surprised at how different the designs are now.  I love it and Jack gave me a subscription for my 54th birthday last month.

Thanks for coming by to visit.  Blessings and huggles.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fun post!

I have been looking for a comfy chair for the hobby room so I can sit and stitch if Jack is model building.  We stopped at a flea market Friday and I found a chair for five dollars.  Can you believe it?  All totaled our purchases were eight dollars.  A mechanic opened the store called Agape and all profits go to help low income folks pay for car repairs.  pretty neat I think.  Here are my treasures.

What do you think of my tie backs in the kitchen?  I found the pattern on Ravelry for the little tomatoes and added a chain crochet bit and done!

Friday night rain was moving in and I thought the clouds at sunset were pretty.  Don't you agree?

And here is my Names of Jesus piece.  I am really enjoying it and like all the greens.  I have at least two more to do for some folks.

Thanks for coming to visit.  Blessings and huggles.