Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It was a nice summer....

Yesterday was beautiful! It got up to 80*, and was perfect for a holiday, and cookout... This morning is another story. It is 45* and windy!!! Gotta love our Michigan weather!

I was able to get out this morning and snap a picture of my beautiful yellow iris. These were a gift from my Grandmother when we moved here 20 some years ago!

And, here is a picture of my new fur-grandbaby. Rick and Kristen got a Husky puppy. His name is Diesel, but, I think he should be named Alice Cooper! Yeah... that is me holding him. :-)

Everyone have a great day! Thanks so much for stopping by...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Monthly Finishing Challenge -- plus more!

For the Monthly Finishing Challenge, I stitched a blue biscornu... (no sunshine today -- so this is the best I can do on pictures.)
Here is my attempt:

"Quilt Design for Breast Cancer Awareness"
Dragonfly Stitches Yahoo Group
Fabric: 28ct. Meran - Powder Blue
Fibers: DMC #930-931-932
Start: 05/09/08 - Finish: 05/13/08

Dawn Lewis Freebie on the Caron Website
Fabric: 28ct. Meran - Powder Blue
Fibers: DMC #930-931-932
Start: 05/13/08 - Finish: 05/17/08

I also added little blue beads to the 'points' as I was putting it together, and used little blue buttons for the center. I think it turned out good... the cats think it's a great toy! It was good practice for the exchange I signed up for. :-) I see those that add beads all the way around, but, I haven't figured out how to do that... LOL

And... I have been wearing a hat when I play golf this year... trying to protect the face from more sun damage, I guess. And, I had a blue hat that used to be my Dad's, that had a "Wilson" logo on it... I thought I would use the little bit of left over fabric from the biscornu, and stitch something to cover up the logo. I used the alphabet from Heart in Hand 'Alphabet Mania' and stitched out golf, added interfacing to the back, edged it on the machine, and added it to my hat! I think it turned out pretty neat! I wore it last night... had two pars, and chipped into the hole on the last shot of the nine! (I tend to be a 'bogey' golfer, so it was a pretty good night! I'll take a 48 anytime! -- My golf partner says I am 'directionally challenged' tho... Are you supposed to play down the middle of the fairway?)

I also finished up my SAL on the Little House Needleworks Yahoo Group.... but, I can't show it here until June. It's a gift, and I think the recipient reads my blog... I do have to get it framed yet.

And... who ever sent the frogs to visit... I would like to send them back! I have been doing that frog stitch more than I care to!

That's it for now... I better get ready for work! Thanks for your kind comments on my previous posts. My Mom loved her gift, and we had to walk all over the house so she could decide where to hang it. :-) (She had already confiscated the LHN Rose Sampler Flatfold that I made. It was on the table when she came over one day, and said it would look nice in her bedroom...)

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate that you took the time, and sometimes leave a comment... Take care... God Bless!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

For My Mother...

Here is a picture of what I stitched for my Mom for Mother's Day. She has three daughters, so the three roses seemed appropriate. (I am the middle child.)

Hinzeit "Charmed Vertical Mothers Love"
fabric: 28ct. Antique White Monaco
fibers: DMC
start: 04-20-2008 / finish: 05-09-2008

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Belated Mother's Day Gift!

I have to share this with you all. I received a belated Mother's Day gift from my son and DIL. The reason was 'the paint had to dry'. What? Lookee here!!! My DIL Kristen is quite the artist!!! (And they gave me a gift certificate to a new restaurant.)

I am now the proud owner of an original oil by Kristen Hallman. :-) Don't you love the colors?

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Winner!

Chuck drew a name out for the drawing and the winning name was:

Heather send me an email with your address, and I'll get the package right out to you!
(remove spaces -- mimabear1 @ aol.com )

I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day. :-) I'll show a picture of one of my past Mother's Day gifts. The kids and Chuck got me this flowering crabtree a few years ago. It is so lovely when it blooms in the spring. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

April Finishing Challenge and Fun!!

***Edit: I changed the date to keep this on top, and added a goodie to the mix! (I don't have a magic needleroll... I have a needleroll stand! I love it!)

April's challenge was a needleroll with the hemstitch. I was a little worried about getting this one done. I have some in my 'to be finished' that don't have the hemstitch, (not my favorite stitch), but, thought I would start a new one. This reminds me of a Just Nan design with the colors... Here is my monthly contribution:

February 6 Design / 2008 Cross Stitch Calendar
Fabric: 28ct. Lugana - Bo Peep Pink -
Fibers: DMC w/ a few MH beads

Start: 04-23-2008 - Finish: 04-29-2008

Now... here is the fun part!!! This needleroll is NOT perfect!!! But, if any of my visitors would like to take a chance to win this needleroll, and a few other goodies... please post a comment to this post!

** added a knitted dishcloth to the pile!

I will have Chuck draw a name on Mother's Day for a winner! Good Luck!!

Thanks for looking!

Myrna :-) (04/29/2008)

Friday, May 09, 2008

Garden Times Too!!

Wanda received the SBEBB Garden Time Exchange I sent her. She has let me know she likes it!

I sent her a little flower pillow... I found the black fabric and wanted to stitch something to go with it.

And, then I got to thinking, maybe it was not 'conventional' enough, and stitched up the little fob to send along with it.

And, I wanted to send a few garden themed goodies with it! I ordered a few charts -- I must have really liked the Garden Spots, 'cause I ordered two (from two different LNS!) I kept one!

I really enjoy the few exchanges I am able to sign up for. I just signed up for the Biscornu exchange on the SBEBB! I'll practice this finish for the monthly challenge, and then try it for the exchange. :-)

Thanks for reading and your comments... God Bless!