We have been so busy around here with vacations and family visiting for birthday celebrations and the 4th holiday that I haven't had a great many opportunities to stitch-however, I wouldn't change a minute of the past few weeks-it's been great. OK...I take part of that back-I would change the fact that I am not feeling very well after the holiday as I got waaaaaaaaay too much sun and just overdid it a bit and it caught up with me and I am not feeling very well at all for the past several days-I hurt my right shoulder last week and it has really bothered me something terrible every day :( other than that, I wouldn't change a thing, we had a blast!
Here are my updates of the WIP's I was working on before and after the holiday. I made some GREAT progress on a couple of them :)
The Industrious Bee Sampler-All this one needs is the Queen Stitch flowers under each bird.
Design: The Industrious Bee Sampler
Designer: Theron Traditions
Design Size: 11 1/4 x 11 1/2
Fabric: 32ct. Natural
Date Started: 3-26-09
Houses of Hawk Run Hollow
Design By: Carriage House Samplings
Design Size: 20 1/2 x 15 3/8
Fabric: 36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley from Lakeside Linen
Fibers: Vikki Clayton Silks
Date Started: 2-16-06
Herb Window Garden
Designer: Linda Bird
Fabric: 28ct. Ant. White
Design Size: 13 x 16 1/4
Start Date: 8-30-05
A Time For Everything
Designer: Linda Spivey
Design Size: 25 2/8 x 8 1/4
Fabby: 28ct.Country French Latte
Date Started: 1-3-06
I also received my last two ornaments from the Year Long Ornament Swap that I hosted. It was GREAT fun to receive ornaments from the group for a month :)
I received this lovely ornament from Carolyn! Thank you so much, Carolyn! It's just perfect and will have a place of honor on my tree :)
I received this gorgeous ornament from Carol today. It's just perfect!! Thank you so much, Carol. It will "grace" my tree for years to come :)
OOOH, I thought I had posted Amy's ornament already-but looking over my blog I had not posted it here yet...sorry about that-
Amy says this is suppose to make me smile...It DID!! TOO cute :) Thank you so much, Amy!! It will have a place of honor on my tree :)
Aren't the jingle bells too cute?!?!
Thank you all for participating in this year long exchange and for all the wonderful ornaments you sent to me- it was indeed an enjoyable month of receiving!!
Here's my group shot of all the wonderful ornaments I received -Thank you, Vonna, Edgar, Julianne, AmySC, Jill, Joan, Carolyn, Carol, Staci and CathyB:)I will cherish your ornaments always!
Please don't feel obligated to comment as I just have not felt like visiting your lovely blogs- My apologies-hopefully when I am feeling better I can catch up :)
Thank you so much for visiting-I hope you will come again.
hugs and love from SC,