Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A small update and gift received

Here we are with only 4 more days left to July, August will be here before we know it and with it many changes as the fall season is looming around the corner. I am looking forward to August getting here because it means before long the long hot summer that we have been having will be over with! Since my last update I have been stitching away and have a finish to share! My sons 13th birthday is coming up in less than 2 weeks, with that I have finished my yearly tradition. For the last 2 years I have been stitching James a ornament for his tree. It is not just any ornament though. He loves penguins so every ornament I have made for him is of a penguin. This design I got from a Donna Kooler book that I checked out of the library. I am having a bear of a time taking the picture to show it more clearly. I sewed in white beads in the back round to make it look like he was skating in the snow. The other day I also got a belated birthday gift in the mail from my friend Mylene! I love Lizzy Kate and this is so cute! Thanks so much Mylene! I have been busy around the house this week getting all the little things taken care of here before James bday party and sleepover on Saturday. There will be some of our friends over that day as well so I have been knocking myself out taking care of everything here. I hope to have a finish or 2 to share sometime next week, until then thanks for popping in and for your kind comments!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

This n that and birthdays

I have 3 finishes to share they are all swap gifts for exchanges I signed up for in my friends crafting group. The first one is a bookmark simple as it is I am proud of myself because this was my first stab at it, the other 2 are a swap gift and gift in general for my friend, the first is a ornament of poppies, I got this pattern from a book that I checked out of the library by Joan Elliot. When I seen this pattern I instantly thought of her because the theme for her kitchen is red and it is filled with poppy decor! I am not sure if the beads I sewed in show up hopefully they do, I think the picture does not do it justice! The other thing is a little hanging ornament that is scented, this was for a bathroom swap, I think she will be thrilled with everything, I am even happy with what I did for once! Usually I tend to be my toughest critic on what I do. I am also sharing what I had gotten in the mail for a butterfly and seeds swap. I got these beautifully scented butterfly soaps and a crocheted girl in a butterfly costume! Summer is moving along for us all. I am not sure if I had mentioned it but my husband Mike turned 40 on July 6. Today is my birthday I turn 33! Not sure what is going on today yet, but I am sure the guys will do something nice! In 2 weeks time my son will officially be a teenager because he will be turning 13! Next weekend I am having a birthday party and sleepover for him so next weekend my house will not be my own again til Sunday sometime when everyone leaves. Thanks for stopping by and for all the kind words!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy July

I meant to post earlier in the week my finishes but we got a new computer a few weeks ago and it took until now for Mike to get everything up and running on the computer. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend that passed. Mike had to work all weekend so we did not do much at all. Ohio just got done with a 5 day stint of going through record heat, we had days where it was over 90 degrees each day, I am glad that is done! I have many finishes to share this time around. I have 4 that I cannot share yet because they are still waiting to get to their rightful owners! The first 2 finishes are both Lizzie Kate's and the third one is the barefoot angel of the month for July. I am enclosing pics of the wonderful Christmas swap package I got from the Christmas in summer craft swap that I took part in, I love them all! Last but not least I had to sneak in a picture of my babies Tamzien she is the gray cat and Gisborne! Those 2 are a pair they are always together they even use the litter box at the same time for some reason they cannot bear to be apart from one another! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!