Monday, October 24, 2011

My finished piece

Trying to keep up with the blog a little more even though there isn't much to say.  But I did say that I would share my cross stitch piece with you that I finished.  The pattern is to make a sewing roll, but I made it into a pillow. The measurements is approx 9"x20".  I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.




Yesterday I took a ride to meet up with my friend Beth Colvin out in Hanover, Pa. Here is a view of the mountain that I drove over. I was going to go a different way, but thought I better go this way and enjoy the view. It's not going to last much longer.....

 


Our first stop was the Black Rose Antique store. Always fun to walk around in there. And they have the best oldies music playing. We just beebop around the store and look at all the fun stuff.  Didn't come home with anything from there this time.  Before we headed to our next stop, Beth gifted me with  this package.  A sweet basket that will go on my sewing table. A blue mason jar, a sheep mold ornament, a handmade pumpkin, and a handmade pincushion in a tin that has a clamp on it. Great to put on my basket to carry around! Love Beth's hand mades... She does the sweetest tiniest pieces :).  Also was this  Peahen from Kathy Maker of  Primitive Homespuns .  Kathy is always at Colonial Day and we just love her work. Such a sweet girl.   Thank you Beth for all my treasures....  I just love them :)



We stopped at another antique store and had some lunch and then went to Thymes Remembered where I came home with these few items from both places. 


To finish the day off, we stopped at a diner for dessert.  Could it have been another piece of Birthday cake?  Why of course :).  Should have snapped a shot of it. Oh my, was it delicious!  A great day spent with a dear friend.  Beth even surprised me by telling me something she did the night before.....(at first I was a bit scared lol).  She got out her last hooking project and pulled some loops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was sooooo excited.  Beth hasn't worked on her projects for a very looooong time.  She pulled a couple loops on my rug one day, and then some at colonial day on Willa's. But she actually got out HER piece :).  I'm thinking the Biennial inspired her!  But it might also have been that I told her I would whip her projects for her LOL.  Either way, I'm happy that she is pulling those loops and I hope the hooking bug comes back to her.  And I most definitely would do the whipping for her!

After the ride home which was a bit darker then, I came home to do some laundry and pick up some things, play some games on the computer and make a list of what needs to be done this week.  The partying is coming to an end. What a great month it has been, and I wouldn't have changed a thing. Thank you to all who have made this Birthday so memorable for me!  I love you all.....

But now it's time to buckle down, and get prepared for what is about to take place this coming Saturday. My little boy will be taking his fiance's hand, and will say their vows in front of family and friends.  Am I nervous? You have no idea.....  So that's where the list comes in. Quite a bit to get done in the next few days. I intend on going to the hook in on Thursday to have some peaceful time with friends, and then Friday is the rehearsal dinner and set up for the wedding.   One day at a time, that's what I'll do to keep my sanity.... And no more cake, I have to fit into my dress soon lol.

Wishing everyone a terrific week ahead.  Temps are really changing and you can feel the crispness around here lately.  Such a beautiful time of the year...  (forgot to say that I changed the settings on the blog, since people have told me that they can't leave comments.. hope it works for you)

8 comments:

Penny said...

Love the pillow you made!! It looks wonderful....
Congratulations on the upcoming wedding... we just had one a week ago... our eldest daughter.... what fun we had!! Enjoy it all!

moosecraft said...

Love that pillow! In fact, I like it better as a pillow rather than a needlecase... as you can see more of the stitches all the time.

Orange Sink said...

Kathy,
Your stitching is beautiful! Just like your rugs ...... so meticulous! Love all your little goodies too!
How exciting for your family with the engagement and wedding anticipation! Best wishes for you all!
I want to thank-you too for your kind words regarding the thyroid problems. I have been reading up on the natural treatment too and hope this Edoc. Doc is a good one! It's encouraging to hear there can be a solution to this crazy disease!
Enjoy these beautiful fall days while they last!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Gayle said...

Sounds like you had so much fun - a day spent shopping & eating with girlfriends is the BEST kind of therapy!

Courtney said...

Love your pillow. How exciting...and nerve-wracking...to have wedding coming up. You must be so proud. Enjoy!

patijane's primitives said...

What a beautiful cross stitch piece! The pillow finish looks great and so nice to display at Halloween. What a gorgeous drive across the mountain. I would have definitely taken that route also. Looks like a great day of shopping and visiting with girlfriends too. Enjoy your week!!!

Joanne said...

Love your stitched piece! Have a great week (and by the way Happy Birthday again)!

Enjoy the wedding and don't forget your box of tissues!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Congrats on the upcoming wedding. Your stitched piece is just amazing...