Sunday, February 26, 2017

Back to business

Now that the excitement of the wedding is over and everything can get back to normal....well as normal as we allow it....I was able to finish two projects.  
First is Happy Easter which is going to be finished into a small pin pillow with the fabrics laying beside it.  I love the purples....

....and I was finally able to finish the Patriotic Scissor Pocket by Scarlett House.  This one I'm not sure how I'm going to finish it.  Frame?  Pillow?  Round Hoop?  I just don't know.  Let me know your thoughts on it.

I've put a few more stitches into Snow Days....


I'm loving it on the Glenshee Linen.  

I have to find another small  project to start but I'm also thinking of starting a new hexagon quilt.  I posted several months ago about a collection of William Marcus fabrics that I purchased and I've just been thinking about this quilt for weeks now.  It will take days to cut out all the hexagons which is the part I hate.  I love doing the hand sewing but the cutting.....yuk!

I've placed 3 new patterns in my store if you're interested in them.

Hope you all have a Blessed week,
Barbara

Friday, February 24, 2017

Back from the wedding

Well the day is over and what a wonderful time.  The only thing that marred the day was rain sprinkling now and then.  We didn't let that bother us because we're use to it here in Florida.  Here are some pics of the happy event..
Little John was dressed up in his suit and tie all ready to walk down the aisle.

The beautiful 4 brides maids....

.....and the happy couple taking their vows.


They leave today on a cruise and I just hope they don't get seasick.  Peyton has been on one before but John has not and of course Little John will just laugh his way through it.  
We all had a great time at the reception.  Little John and I just had to dance a slow dance with his head on my shoulder.  The photographer took a picture and I hope it turns out okay.  He was getting sleepy and it was close to bed time.

I wish the happy couple nothing but Blessings for a happy marriage.

Barbara

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spring is here



Spring has come to Florida.  The flowers are starting to bloom and I'm in the mood to do an Easter design.  I started "Happy Easter" designed by From The Heart and it's turning out just too cute.  I love working on "Snow Days" by The Drawn Thread but with that being a dark fabric, it's going to be a year long project.  Here's my little plum bunny so far:
I had this piece of bright pink fabric in my 32ct. box and I have no idea why or when I purchased it.  I figured this was a good time to get some use out of it.  I plan on a little pin pillow for in my "Spring Bowl".
The wedding is this Thursday so I decided to treat myself to having my nails done today.  Don't look at the wrinkles.....just the nails.  You can see the arthritis without me having to tell you about it.  

Hope you all had a Blessed Sunday,
Barbara


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A finish, a new start and a surprise

I hope all you ladies had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  I had a nice surprise from Little John.  I came home to find two red roses and a little box of chocolates....he knows his Mamaw loves her chocolate.


My new start is the new design by The Drawn Thread "Snow Day's".  Appropriate for Florida right?  LOL.  It's to be done on Stoney Point linen but I had a piece of 29ct. Glenshee linen that I purchased from Maureen years ago.  This is one that she dyed with natural plants and it's a beautiful dark teal.
I'm using a mixture of silks for the stitching.


.....and my finish is the little cameo pillow.  I finished the edges with a grey heavy quilting thread and did an X stitch around the outside.  It's quite little but I like it.

I'm off to start dinner.  

Blessings, Barbara



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I am sooooo mad


We had an appointment with the Pulmonary doctor for 2:15 today.  We get to his office only to find out that they will have to reschedule the appointment because the doctor had been overbooked.  I told the receptionist that this was my husband's post operative appointment and that it was very important.  She told me that she didn't see anything that made his appointment very important and that he should come back on April 3rd at 3:00.  

I have had it with doctors.  The health system in this country has gotten so bad I don't think they'll ever be able to fix it.  My husband goes in for a surgery and comes out with an infection that requires him to take antibiotics for the remainder of his life and the doctor that sent him to the hospital, can't take time to see him.  I give up.

Hope your day is going better.

Some finishing work

I hope everybody's Tuesday is going fine so far.  Hubby has an appointment at the Pulmonary Doctor this afternoon.  Let's hope everything goes okay in that direction.

I finally put together the ring pillow for Peyton and John's wedding.  Her colors are dark purple and light green.  I couldn't find the right shade of green ribbon so I used white to hold the rings on.  You probably can't see it in the picture, but on opposite sides of the pillow top are their initials.  This picture shows it before it was stuffed.

Then I was up at my LNS this past Saturday and a lady there wanted me to come up with something that would hold all of her stitching items.  This is what I did:





It has plenty of pockets for whatnots and even a pincushion.  It folds up to be about 4 x 10.5 inches and closes with a pretty silver button.  She wanted the word "Gadgets" added to it.  I hope this is what she had in mind.

Now for the cameo that I'm working to make it look primitive.

I'm stitching it on Tin Roof with black Splendor Silk.  It's going to be made into a pincushion with bead work around the edges.  I'm going to use a combination of flat black and flat grey beads.  I'll post a picture when finished.  By the way, I love this Tin Roof color....very primitive.

Blessings For The Week, Barbara









Friday, February 10, 2017

A New Finish

I usually don't post at night so I'm just going to say....."Hope you all had a wonderful friday".  I have a new finish to show you and when I purchased this I wasn't quite sure why I did.  Now I know....it's a fun stitch.  It worked up pretty fast and the other day Peyton and I went to Old Time Pottery and I found a nice white frame for it.  While I was at it, I picked up a black one too.  If you need some square frames about 6" square, they have them in different colors for $2.99 and what I needed was a shadow box frame that was deep because of the buttons.  
  Here is Thomasina....



Thomasina?  Remember the Disney movie?  One of my favorites as a child.

I thought I would share a picture of my beautiful grand daughter Peyton and myself at her bridal shower.  We had such fun and it's hard to believe that the wedding will be in 13 days.  


Well that's all for now.  I started the cameo that is being changed in to a primitive state.  So far so good.  Talk soon....
Blessings, Barbara

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New start and a shower

Today John's sisters had Peyton's bridal shower and it was fun.  I was one of the fortunate ladies to be dressed in a toilet paper wedding gown.   I will not show a picture of this display because you'd all die laughing.  The story behind my dress was that I was a pirate's bride......you take it from there.  LOL

I did start a new project yesterday.  I was up at my LNS and saw a couple of cuties that just had to come home with me.  The one I started is called Val's Blooming Kitty by Just Another Button Co and so far is a really fun stitch.  You do it on a piece of printed perforated paper.  I have no idea what I will do with it ...... I'll think about that later.

Then I  bought an Abby Rose Design called  A Spring Pin Pillow.  This looks like a fun stitch with lots of finishing possibilities.


.....and my love of cameos persuaded me to buy this next design.  I want to change it from the standard blue and white and make it look primitive.  Not sure how yet, but it will be done.


I'm still plucking away on the Scarlet House design but the brown bag was beginning to get to me.....hence the new start with some bright colors.


Hubby is hanging in there.  We have 2 doctor appointments this week.....Infectious Disease and the Cardiologist.  Let's hope for some good news soon because he's beginning to get very discouraged.

Hope everyone has an excellent week filled with Blessings,
Barbara

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Trying to keep busy

I saw this recipe on Facebook and I thought it looked delicious.  I'll let you watch video and then I'll tell you my quest.

What of instead of using the buns for the top and bottom crust, you instead made individual little pies.  I'm going to use pie filling instead of granny apples and we'll see what happens.  I'll take pictures and let you know how they turn out.
I've also been slowly working on my Patriotic Scissor Pocket by Sampler House.  I didn't take it to the hospital when DH was in and by the time I got home at night, I was exhausted and didn't feel like working on anything.  So I'm back working on it and here's what I have so far:

Poor Vallie missed her Daddy so much and she's finally getting back to normal.

Have all of you heard about the Linens & Threads Mystery Sampler SAL that is being featured on Facebook?  It's a public group and all you do is hit the "join" button and you get to see other's work.  The pattern is free and you get a new segment every month.  I have the first segment saved but I want to finish what I'm working on before I start it.  Here's the LINK if you are interested.  It's a beautiful sampler which could be stitched in many different ways.  It's definitely worth taking a look.

That's all for now.  Coming up to the time for hubby's nighttime infusion.  

Blessings, Barbara


Reba McEntire - Back To God

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