Sunday, July 14, 2013

Quick Post on a Sunday...........

Well I'm coming off a very busy week with visits from both my daughters, son-in-law, grand kids, and parents. The grand kids stayed for almost a week along with their Aunt Jess. We hung out a lot at the house just playing with them, due to the heat, but we did manage to squeeze in a couple visits to a pool, ice cream forays, trampoline jumping at a neighbors house, fireworks and a visit to Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Aquarium. Here's a couple pics to share:
At the Aquarium in front of whale jaw bone

Face painting by Aunt Jess
Now on to some stitching news. I stitched this piece back in 2004 and it has been patiently waiting for me to frame it. I even had found the perfect frame back then, but just never got around to it. I have to admit I hate the mounting part!!! I had a wonderful framer back in Cincinnati, but have yet to "trust" my pieces to some one here in West Virginia. So I finally broke down and got the mounting done, bought some glass and put it all together. Here are the results:

Don't you just love the sunbather?

This was a Birds of the Feather chart, stitched on one of their hand dyed fabrics with Weeks Dye Works fibers. The photos don't do justice to the "boldness" of the fibers. It's a fun piece and I'm so happy to have it ready to hang on the wall!

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship! 


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of stitches!!!

Some patriotic/Americana stitching that resides in my house..........

My oldest daughter stitched this for me back in 1992 when she was  14

Happy Fourth of July to all.....hoping you're enjoying wonderful picnics with loved ones and gearing up for some spectacular fireworks displays!!! Here's to the red, white and blue!!!!