Sunday, June 29, 2014

June stitches and more!

Hi Everyone!

I went back and put a few more stitches into the Blackbird SAL.  The eyelets, while pretty, seem SO time consuming!  16 stitches to each one!  I debated on going backwards and trying something different but I do like the effect so onward she goes...

And, of course, I have something new too!  lol!  

I have started up with Hannah Pepper, one of my bucket list stitches!  There have been a few finished Hannahs posted on facebook recently and they finally gave me the push I needed to pull out my Fine Lines issues.  I also want to thank Mary and Ellen for their thoughts on color options.  I have figured out my palette using a combination of what is called for and some that are not.  

And so she begins too....  already I am thinking "is the red red enough??"  lol

Since moving to Connecticut I love seeing all different wildlife in my yard...  chipmunks, ducks, wild turkey, egrets, foxes, and deer, but imagine my SURPRISE when I found a BEAR outside my back door!!  Unfortunately, I was not quick enough to get a pic, but it was amazing to see.  It looked like a young adult and I think it was just as surprised to see me too!  So sorry no picture, but this pretty deer was very willing to strike a pose...

Last weekend I went to a Weissbier festival at the local German restaurant.  Weissbier is a wheat beer which makes it a bit sweeter.   Perfect and refreshing for a warm summer evening.  Prost!

So that is all for June...  it has been very exciting watching all the World Cup coverage.  GO USA!! I am glad it will continue into July, along with Wimbledon tennis!  

Have a great week!  Happy Stitching!  xxxxx

Saturday, June 14, 2014

What's your favorite flavor?

Usually, being a Rolling Stones fan, my answer to that question is always Cherry Red!  With all these great options, so very hard to choose!  Such decisions!!

This time I went for Campfire- YUM!  A super refreshing treat! 
 This was at the Creamery, a great ice cream stand on a farm in Newtown CT.  
This place is certainly the hot-spot nowadays!

I am still in a state of flux with my stitching projects!  
so my WIP pile keeps growing!  
Here is a wee bit more on the Blackbird SAL.  
The eyelet stitch got started and didn't get that far...

...partly because a new pattern arrived in the mail!  
This is Eiderstedter Haubarg 1783, a new one from European Reproduction Samplers.  It is a reproduction of an antique wedding sampler.  

When I saw this sampler it reminded me so much of the buildings in Worpswede, Germany, the town where my grandmother grew up.  
Here is a pic I took of a converted barn to shop when I visited a few years back.  

So, yet another WIP!  I just don't know why I can't stay settled on one project.  
Too many things keep catching my eye.  

Happy Flag Day!!  

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Happy Stitching!!  xxxx