Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Facts Mam'....Just The Facts

Unseasonably warm weather in Florida; morning low temp 81; afternoon high 94; feels like 110; air visibly humid; A/C is a good thing when knitting; cashmere is soft; cashmere and mohair is softer; this hat will keep my granddaughter Corinne's head very warm this winter in Chicago!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Inspire - Motivate - Enable

Are you inspired, motivated and enabled by your stitching friends?? Dang...me too! I was checking out the blog world and Alison had posted progress pics of her Finch Song from the Shepherd Bush retreat last fall. It was stunning...why didn't I stitch mine...where did I have it stashed anyway??? Found it and I'm half done. Isn't it beautiful?? Of course (not to enable anyone) it is now available for purchase from the Bush girls. So Sad..Too Bad I didn't have it already stitched and framed to win my imaginary 'Be The First to Stitch It' contest!!!

Now --- off to find and purchase the "Plantation Sampler" pattern....and thank you very much Margaret!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stitcher's Prayer

I love this piece and hope my prayer is answered. I stitched it on 40 count Iced Cappuccino with Needlepoint Silks.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Memories and Memory Makers

When cleaning out our Mom's sewing room my sisters Joan, Cathy and I sorted through all of Mom thimbles. Now remember, these pics are just 1/3 of them! We did a fun round robbin 'you get to pick one now'! I found this wooden box at Marshalls for $2.00, threw out the contents and added some beautiful pink wool and turned it into my Thimble Keeper.

These thimble are so much fun. The red thimble in the top pic is a 'peep hole' thimble. Looking through the end of the thimble you see Alice in Wonderland..what a riot.

The gold thimble in the purple box in the next pic is my maternal Great Grandmother Elsie Cornaby's thimble. She used it so much is has worn through on one side. This one is a TREASURE.

Some of the thimbles are for show but my favorite ones are the 'working' ones. Some smashed flatter to fit my Mom's finger. I have wonderful memories of my Mom sewing and teaching me how to sew. I am intent on making memories for my family.

Hugs and Happy Stitching

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Gotta' Love Florida

So I'm wrapping things up for the evening and I notice Jaxon is having way too much fun in the living room with something....and IT'S ALIVE !! Gotta love Florida in the summer time. Grabbed the broom, dust pan and a cardboard box. Snake is now safely in the garden, Jaxon is bored and I just poured myself a LARGE glass of wine!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Class of 2013

Today was Carly's graduation from Middle School.  For those of you who don't know my family, this is my son Brent, my granddaughter Carly who is in the Class of 2013, and my daughter-in-law Barb.  A wonderful family who I love to pieces!!!  Congratulations Carly!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tiny Feet?

I've finished 12 of these Blackbird Design stockings.  They really turned out so cute.  A quick stitch...thank goodness because when I finish this project I'll have a total of 36!!