Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Hi Folks!

I'm a day late wishing you all a Happy Fourth of July!! In church this weekend we sang about freedom, and after living and visiting other countries that don't share the same freedoms we do, I'm grateful to be living in this country. We aren't perfect, far from it, but thank heavens we can express our opinions, practice our religion, and vote for our government any way we choose. It truly is something to celebrate!!

We had a busy weekend! We saw two movies...Transformers Dark Side of the Moon, and Mr. Poppers Penguins. What can I say? I live with two guys and I'm always outvoted. I'm hoping, now that DS will be away for another week, that we'll actually get to see something I want to see! What are the odds? LOL Both of them actually turned out to be pretty good movies, I can't complain too loudly!

We were invited to some new friends house Sunday afternoon, for a little dinner. Just the two of them, DS, DH and I. It was delightful getting to know these ladies better. They attend our church and invited us because they wanted to know us better. The food was great and the company was even better! But I'm so proud of my son, because he offered to help with the dishes, picked up plates and dishes from the table and conducted himself like a mature adult. The ladies commented on his behavior as we were leaving. Can I just say, I'm so very proud of my son! And the trip he is taking this week is with the youth group at church. He had to be approved to go, there had to be letters written about him from members of the church and only 6 from our church were going (5 teens and a chaperone). He'll be performing a mission (delivering baby items for new moms) and attending classes as well as a concert and there will be representatives from Christian colleges there that will be trying to recruit students. Pray for him and the rest of the group if you would, I think this is going to be a great experience for DS!

This past week was jam packed with appointments (as will this one coming up!) so I didn't get much stitching done. I did work a little bit on my UFO. Someone asked what floss I was using, it is DMC 3808 and I too like the way this one is shaping up!

I put a few stitches in my Cirques des Carreaux and this time I have it right side up...I realized the last time I posted it, I left it on it's side. Oops...LOL

I started another SAL...silly moi! I don't know why this one appealed to me, but I decided it wouldn't take but a minute to stitch each part...so here it is. I'm not following the colors they chose, and the patterns can be found on this blog http://talonsaiguilles.over-blog.fr/

I have a new member of the bird gang in the back yard. This fellow is so pretty, but he chases the littler birds away...shame on him!! Luckily for the other birds, he doesn't hang out back there all day!

Last, but not least, is my tree of stitches being offered on the Stitch Specialists yahoo group. I was behind the last two stitches, but thankfully caught up this morning. I'm loving this design, thanks again Abi!

I'm behind in a lot of other things as well, I don't know when I'll be able to catch up...and I decided to take part in a biscornu exchange on Friendly Stitchers yahoo group. I don't know who I have yet, but I've already picked my design and started stitching. If I play my cards right I'll be able to get it stitched and in the mail before I leave for my trip...so wish me luck!

That's all the news from this end. Hope you had a great holiday and got some rest! See you soon! *Hugs*


Nancy said...

Glad your son was so considerate at your friend's dinner! You have taught him well! Hope his mission trip goes well! Love your WIP, your new SAL is lovely and your tree of stitches is gorgeous!! Hope you get to go to a movie of your choice soon!

Veronica said...

Beautiful WiPs. I especially love the colors you've picked for them all. You certainly have an eye for it. That bluebird is such a big bully but cute too ^.^

Gabi said...

Lovely stitching. Love all of your WiPs.
And you're right to be proud of your son. Wishing him a great time on his trip.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you've got such beautiful and differnt WIPs CDC looks great and that tree of stitches is amazing!