Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thorny Thursday

It's the first day of fall. The lawn has a few leaves scattered around; soon the raking and blowing of the leaves will begin - ugh. But till then, let's enjoy visiting the garden!

Winter Magic in front - By Appointment behind
West end of back yard
Anne Harkness
Irish Hope
Thanks for visiting me in the garden today!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday's WIPs

Well with all the excitement of having a new baby in the family, I didn't get as much stitching done the last couple of days. Good thing I had a nice stitchy weekend!

Look at my great (for me) start on October! Really loving the colors in this design. I'm a sucker for DMC 932!

October - Joyful World SAL
I also stitched up all the word "Moment" on A Moment in Chalk, plus a little

The word "moment" and the little arrow underneath, have used up almost an entire skein of Gentle Arts "Chalk" floss! So I'm patiently waiting for my lns to get their shipment and I'm stitching colored parts of the chart. :)

Red Velvet Inscription progress:

H square of Red Velvet Inscription

I can't wait to get to the center motif where I plan to change the color of floss. I'm so curious if it's going to work out.

So that's all for now, stitchers! This morning I kitted up a freebie from Plum Street Samplers that's a fun fall design.

Have a great stitchy day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


I'm so happy to announce the safe - and fast! - arrival of my sixth grandchild!

Presenting Isaac Alan Paulson, born at 12:27 early this morning, September 20. He's 7 pounds and 19.75 inches long, and totally adorable! His parents are Kevin and Sarah.

Nana raced to the hospital after teaching ESL class to hold him before going to work. He was a sleepy little boy while I was there, but who wouldn't be after that birth business!

I can't wait to get back over there this evening!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekend Fun

On Saturday while I was stitching and doing a few chores, I decided to take a break and do a little stitchy shopping. Closest to home is Michaels and I've been thinking about getting a lighted magnifier. After all those long dark days are coming and a little extra light is always welcome! With a 50% off coupon in my hand, I purchased an Ottlite magnifier. Then I drove over to Richland to Needful Needlecrafts for some Weeks Dye Works floss. I was also hoping that the GA Chalk floss was in, but no luck there. Seems the demand for Chalk is quite strong and the small shops are having a hard time getting it.

Saturday's Haul
I've really enjoyed stitching up the little Lizzie Kate "Grateful, Thankful, Blessed" and my plan is to stitch it again with the called for Weeks threads. Don't you just love those colors?!

There was no cooking for me Saturday evening as Gary and I had tickets at Frichette Winery for dinner and jazz with Chazzy Green. The guy plays a mean saxophone!

Chazzy at Frichette Winery
He also sang and got a lot of crowd interaction plus lots of dancing! We really had a great time and look forward to his returning to Frichette. I would love to hear more of his saxophone though - he was so good!

Sunday was a little quieter, church, watching football, choir practice, and preparing for ESL class. Oh, and a little stitching too! Love those weekends!

Hope yours was great too!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thorny Thursday

Well, it's Thursday. I thought it felt like Thursday on Tuesday for some reason and the gals in my office felt the same. Might have something to do with adjusting to a new school schedule. The weather has been really great. The mornings are definitely crisper, the afternoons gloriously warm. At a lower angle the sun isn't so harsh. It's time to take down the shade sails in the back yard.

The roses are liking the cooler weather!

Sister Elizabeth
St. Swithun
Golden Celebration
There's football tonight, so I should get a good start on October - Joyful World SAL. My goal is to actually get it stitched before the first of October. Feels like a puny goal compared to so many other stitchers out there, lol!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!