Friday, June 29, 2018

A STITCHIN' KIND OF DAY...

Good Friday morning...looks like it's going to be the type of day, you just stay inside, in cool air conditioning, and stitch.   I haven't had one of those types of days in a long time...so I'll make the most of it!  I had a couple of stitching finishes this week.   The first is "Old Glory"...a design by Little House Needleworks.  The finishing was inspired by Priscilla Blain, whose blog is listed on my favorites.


The second one is "Bless Our Home", by Country Cottage Needleworks, which was a SAL.  It was fun to stitch,  but I had a hard time deciding how to frame it...so I just settled for a piece of painted wood and added some covered buttons.  I love these designs, but they never seem to fit in a regular, sized frame... These are so cute for decorating, but I am back to stitching on my samplers.  


Another project, I've been working on lately, is making tote bags for my grand daughters.  This one was made for my oldest grand daughter Karsyn, who is a Harry Potter finatic!  It's just the right size for a couple of books.  These are so much fun to make, although, without a pattern, it's a little bit of trial and error...


My little grand daughter, Rory, stayed with us most of last week..she picked out a stitching kit at Hobby Lobby and has been learning to stitch.  She's only 4, so her patience and attention span are not the greatest, but she is doing pretty good!


Lastly....we've had a very stressful couple of weeks.  My daughter has been ill, in and out of the hospital...now she is home...but she faces some new health challenges..so...we've been running here an there....and just to top off my week...a young woman ran a red light, doing about 45 MPH and hit me on the passengers side...luckily, no one was hurt...except for my poor car.   UGH!!!


I hope you enjoy your day!!   It's going to be a hot one, but tomorrow it will be worse...so stay cool!!

11 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear your daughter is ill, I'm praying for her speedy recovery. Rory is doing an excellent job, nice to she is interested in needlecrafts....must take after Grandma. Thank goodness you weren't hurt, bummer for your car though. I love how you finished both your projects. I may have to copy your ideas for some of my stitching. Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing.

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  2. lovely stitches Bobbie...sorry to hear about Renee, hoping she can get it straightened out quickly...oh that little Rory is the cutest...

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  3. I love seeing the pic of your granddaughter learning to sew. Time is never wasted on these little ones. It would be nice to have her try stitching on gingham. She would simply place an ‘X’ in the white blocks. Very fun way to learn !
    Sorry to hear of your ‘obstacles’ this week. Hope your daughter’s health improves.
    Rose

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  4. Hope your daughter continues to improve. And glad you weren't injured which is amazing for a 45 mph hit.

    The Hogwarts bag is fabulous.

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  5. Beautiful stitcheries and this heat is a good excuse to stay inside and work on projects.
    My prayers are with your daughter.

    Debbie

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  6. Oh so sorry to hear about your car accident Bobbie. That almost happened a few weeks ago to me, but an elderly man ran a stop sign and hit a van who was in front of me. Hope all goes well with your dauf=ghter. Looks like you may have another stitcher in the family too! The tote looks AMAZING! Hope you have a great 4th of July. Janice

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  7. First off - I pray your daughter has fast healing!
    I love seeing the young ones doing our crafts - or some similar anyway.
    I like how you finished off yours - especially the gingham one.
    Blessings
    Karen

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  8. Continued prayers for Renee.
    So happy you weren't injured. Cars can be fixed!
    Beautiful finishes.
    xoxo
    Lauren

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  9. Yikes!!! I need to call you and catch up! Hope you and David enjoy your 4th. of July!
    oxox

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