Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another crazy finish!!

It's been crazy busy here lately and I truly  need things to slow down!!  I did have a "do nothing Saturday" last weekend and with a few hours here and there the past couple of days I was able to finish another crazy!  I'm stoked!!  So without further ado, here is a picture of 1797 Ship Sampler from Carriage House Samplings.  It was stitched on 40 count straw over two threads using DMC floss.  I really love the way it looked when it was finished.  Can't wait to get it framed! 

I've spent some time with Astrid lately, we went to the ballgame in Washington to see the Orioles and the Nationals duke it out.  The Orioles won the previous two nights and I knew it was going to be an interesting game.  I saw something that day I hadn't seen before, the National Anthem played on a violin made out of a baseball bat.  Check this out!!

The Orioles started out ahead, but when I took my eyes off the game (to sneak some ice cream with Astrid) the Nationals suddenly came from behind.  It was up and down, but finally the Nationals won the game.  It was a fun day!  Next time we'll have to meet at the Orioles ballpark!  I didn't realize til later that it was Astrid's wedding anniversary.  Happy Anniversary you guys, and may you have many many more!

I have to marvel at the relationship my husband has with our cat, Thomas.  The love to hate each other, but as with most cats, we are there for his convenience.  He was chilly the night this picture was taken.  Doesn't it look like they love one another...you should see them MOST of the time.  I'm surprised DH has any skin not shredded to bits!

I had a busy day today so I'm headed upstairs to stitch, whatever will I stitch on tonight?  I have 3 more days before the next sections of Sweet Flowers and Lavender Blue come out so I had better make my crazy stitching count!!  Night!


Maggee said...

Congrats on the finish DJ! It is a really nice piece! BEautifully stitched! Hugs!

Veronica said...

Ooh... Congratulations on yet another pretty finish. I love the backstitch lines on the ship. Really brings it out.

LOL at your cat. Well, he sure does look cozy there.


Mouse said...

oooooo well done .. it looks gorgeous :)
and glad you had a fab time at the game and awwwww Thomas you look all sweet and innocent there ... what ever your mum says I don't believe her hehhe ;)
good luck with the stitching :)
love mouse xxxxx

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Wonderful stitching! I need to see if the baseball bat violin is on youtube - my dd would love it!

ArchangelDecker said...

Congrats on your latest finish. It's so pretty! :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the finish DJ. It turned out great. I love it.


Carolyn said...

Beautiful----can't wait to see it framed.

Barb said...

Love the finish. You did a great job on it.

Astrid's dragon said...

Yeah, it looks great! How many more to go??

So glad you joined us at the game, it was much more fun with you there... and the clouds helped too! Now I know who to call for an ice cream run.

Thomas looks quite happy sitting there, are you sure they're not best friends behind your back?!


Anonymous said...


Just found your lovely blog.

Your finish is beautiful!

Glad you enjoyed the game.
Great picture of your husband and cat - they do look like friends!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful finish!!! Congratulations.