Thursday, July 29, 2010

Quilting Stash

Coupons, coupons and more coupons. Between Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's there seems to be coupons just begging to buy material every week. Here are a few of the newest pieces I have picked up for Isabella's arrival.

butterflies and dragon flies for her Easter Peeps bag
Pattern by Virginia Knutson, Vee & Co

halloween kitties for her black halloween tote
cross stitch waiting to be done

Scooby Doo for her bumper pads in the crib
Mom is going to make them

cute, cute kitties - just because they were too cute to leave and will make a beautiful quilt one day

girly, girly pink batik hearts

and they go so well together

Now the hunt is on for more stash as I would like to make a quilt every year for Isabella until she turns 18. Good thing there are so many coupons to use.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cross Stitch Finishes & WIP


Katie - LDI
Birth of a Ballerina - "Anticipation"
Let's Dance - Designs by Stephanie Seabrook Hedgepath
14 ct White Aida, DMC Floss

Christmas Present for Little Miss Morgan
Ladybug Family
By Virginia Knutson, Vee & Co Designs
14 Ct Baby Pink Stripe Impressions Aida by DMC
DMC Floss, Ladybug Material for Inside of Red Bag
With Ladybug Buttons

WIPs - For Isabella

Care Bear Alphabet Blocks
A & B Finished
C-G Still Working On

J-O Still Working On
P-Z Not Even Started Yet
14 ct White Aide, DMC Floss

I have been working on the letter outlines for these blocks at the racetrack and filling in with the care bears at home in between other projects. The race is on to get them finished for Isabella's arrival.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy 80th

Happy 80th Birthday Uncle Billy

thru the years

so cute and unhappy

how about some of your wonderful
blueberries in pancakes

handsome young school boy

nice vintage tractor to ride
around on

looking good in your uniform

cupcakes for your birthday dinner

we love you and wish you many more birthdays

even found some cows to wish you a
Happy Birthday

Love June, Sandy and Jennifer

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blooming Tuesday

We have had such a hot June and July is no different this year. Our temps are staying in the 90s with lots and lots of humidity. Not much fun to be working out in the garden right now so we look from the windows and enjoy our blooms.

sedum starting to turn colors

hibiscus tree - beautiful red
even though it looks orange
on the patio

oak leaf hydrangea starting to turn colors

rose of sharon
all full of blooms now

orange tiger lilies
almost 6' tall and blooming like crazy

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cross Stitch Projects Framed & Delivered

Mom's Family Reunion

When Linda and Wayne Bob told us in January they were coming to visit from California we called Richard and Zelda so they and their families could plan on coming and having a family reunion. I decided to stitch a picture for each to remember this visit. Here they are completed and framed.

Aunt Mary
Unity Birdhouse

Uncle Richard
Old Christianburg Institute Barn

Uncle Billy did not come so
Aunt Zelda will take his home
Of Farm & Field

Aunt Zelda
Chickadee Charm

Magnolia Pixie
Partially Completed
and a Complete Surprise for Her

Aunt Linda

Uncle Wayne Bob
1956 Chevy

We enjoyed everyone coming and treasure every moment we had to spend with all of you and look forward to next year. And boy is our house way too quiet now.

Love Alan, Jennifer, June and Sandy

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happy 80th

Happy Birthday Richard

we do love your hair raising hair style

and hope you start your day with a fantastic breakfast

love that smile

how about a borrowed studebaker to check on the horses

and I found some that wanted to wish you a happy day
enjoy your afternoon in the studebaker

then on to dinner fit for a king

with birthday cake to end your day!

We love you and hope you have many many more happy birthdays!
We sure enjoyed your visit this past week.

Love June, Sandy & Jennifer