Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Pineberry Lane Hurrah Update, the Fair, Hummingbird Moth

A small update on Hurrah! Hopefully the next post will show her completely done and I'll have a new one going. How cute is this?

That little face is simply adorable! I'm really enjoying this one.

We went to our small county fair last week. It was GREAT! The people were friendly, the place was gorgeous and clean, and the weather was perfect. Some small highlights here.

They had sewing, cross stitch, crochet, etc. and all the other county fair competition things housed in a nice building, and here are just a couple of them:

Some talented people right there! These pieces were huge. Don't know if I have that patience. But I do applaud it!

And if you liked my hummingbird moth video from last year (or even if you didn't see it), I have another for you!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A La D Da Finish!

He's finally finished! I'm pretty pleased. I left out the dots because I'm too ocd about my stitches and I, 1) didn't want to carry the floss over large distances and 2) also did not want to do so many singular stitches.  LOL. So here he is.

It'll be a gift for my mom for her birthday, after I get it framed.

Now I just need to pull out Hurrah and finish that too. I can't really say I'm on a roll, but for me, this is a roll. I'm stitching one project after another and have been for more than a year now, and that makes me very happy. With everything else that has gone on, it's been a wonderful stress reliever and I love the feeling of accomplishment it gives me.

My boy turned 23! We had a little (very little) gathering at our house and got him his favorite cake from Olive Garden. Pay no mind to the huge chunk that came off as I unboxed it.

I'm really proud of this kiddo. Hard to believe so many years has gone by. Truly. Where did it go? What have I done with myself in the meantime? All I can say is my mom was right when she said "it'll go by so quick you can't believe it". As the mom of a two year old, I thought "RIGHT, lady. I cannot wait for these twos to be over with!" But now, I would almost give anything to have that time back again.

You never realize the last time your little boy cuddles on your lap or gives you a mushy kiss right on the lips. You never know the last time of anything they do as they grow. All you know is it doesn't happen anymore. And it makes me sad I didn't realize the last time would be the last time, you know? Such is SO much of life! It can be said for anything, really. But he's a lovely young man, and doing great.

Age 2 and 23 in OC MD
Father's Day was low key-we did nothing. My son and my husband worked over at my mom's house getting her yard together. It was much appreciated too.

I'll sign off with a gorgeous double rainbow captured after a storm last week here. I caught it just in time too!

Have a great week and I'll be back soon with a stitch update on Hurrah! Until then,

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Beach Fun, Stitching and Stash

Not at all happy about being back from the beach. NOT. AT. ALL.

But since I am, let me share a bit about what I did while I was there! First up, and foremost, is stitching. I actually made so much progress in just a short time, I've concluded that if I want to stitch more, I really need to move to the beach and be on a permanent vacation.

This is coming out super cute and I love it.

I also picked up a bit of stash-two of them were just unbelievable! I managed to snag Blackbird Designs Honeysuckle Manor (OOP) and Valentine Message (OOP) for regular retail price! They were tucked away in one of the shops I go to when on vacation and I was blown away. I saw them on Friday, and went back on Saturday when I had regret of not picking them up immediately!

I snagged Notforgotten Farm Witch's Garden Sampler and Shakespeare's Peddler The Mermaid from a stash group I'm in.

Next up, another Notforgotten Farm project that I am kitting up. I'm missing a couple colors, but I got the most interesting fabric. I'd seen it on Pinterest, where someone had used it for this pattern (Flag Folk) and thought it was SO cool looking that I just had to try it too! The fabric is PTP "Murky". And it's so neat.

OK, so other than stitching, I did have a great time at the beach. Spending time with the kids and eating great food, snacking and enjoying the colors and sights of the ocean and bay was pure heaven. We couldn't have asked for better weather either. It was gorgeous the whole time.


These are just a few snaps of MANY. I just want to remember it on my blog. I need to start doing Project Life again. I miss it. I need to do a LOT of things. I'll try to get my act together soon. I'm always trying to get my act together it seems!

Have a great week, and until next time...