Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tickled Pink With Friends!

So...have you been wondering where I've been?  I've been here,  just too busy to post lately.  I haven't had time for e-mailing or blogging, but I have been stitching!  So what have I been up to you ask?

Well, I was busy cleaning my house, because I wanted to invite some friends over for a stitch day!  I invited quite a few but only three were able to make it.  Sonya, Alice and Astrid. It was a great combination and it was a great way to spend a day without the boys around.  Both DS and DH were out of town, so what a perfect time to have the ladies over for an entire day.  Thank you, ladies, for keeping me company and for stitching with me!  And thank you Alice for the amazing desert!!

And thank you, Sonya for the lovely flowers!!

I've finished another crazy...Winter Forest by LHN.  This makes crazy number 10 I think.  This is the last of the little ones, my progress will really slow down now, but it feels good to have a third of my crazies done.

I've also been working on the two Angie Designer pieces, Sweet Flowers and Lavender Blue.  They were due on August 25th but they are ready I will have time to work on my crazies now.  So here is Sweet Flowers

And Lavender Blue.

I had a lovely visit from a former college roommate who was driving by on her way to drop off her son for a summer program.  It's been quite some time since I've seen her, and she never changes!  Thanks for the visit, Ellie and Jeff!  I hope we can have a little more time next time! (I have to say, one of our lab instructors called us the gruesome twosome because we were always goofing off, and very nearly set a science hall on fire one day...thankfully our lab instructor was a volunteer fireman!)  Ellie was also a bridesmaid in my wedding 28 years ago next month!

I had a lovely surprise in the mail today...Mouse sent me a letter, and she has made an amazing discovery!  She found my marbles!  She tied them up in a little pouch and sent them back to me.  So I decided that I would hang them near the pendibles I've been given in the hopes that I'll be able to keep my eye on them and they won't go straying again!  Thank you, Mouse, for returning them!  Aren't they beautiful?

My next project I'm going to work on is One Nation.  Astrid and I were going to have a SAL and for one reason or another it kept being put on the back burner.  Last week Astrid brought hers along to work on and I've been inspired. I've decided  it will be the next one I concentrate on and hope to finish it next.

And here are a few pictures of my house, proof positive that I do clean my house!  I've made DH and DS promise to help me keep it this way!  LOL

And that's all the news that's fit to print!    The next couple of weeks will be busy, but I'll try to get on and update you soon.  Take care!



Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Gorgeous pictures of your stitching, friends and home! And too funny about the marbles Mouse sent! What a great friend to help you out!!

Happy stitching!

Gillie said...

Goodness, will you come and clean mine, sigh? Glad you had a good stitch day. And you'd better slow down, Missis, I am getting fed up, ten crazies AND a clean house, not fair, not faaaaaaaaaaaair!

Terri said...

Your stitching is gorgeous! And it looks like you had a great time with your stitching buddies!

My mom has a rug exactly like yours in the living room!

You have a lovely home and I especially like the kitty laying in the sun in the dining room :-)

And This Little Pig said...

Hey DJ, good to see you back, I think it is the time of the year, we are all so busy. Looks like you had a great time with good friends. Love the progress on your stitching. Congrats on Crazy finish number 10.

So glad Mouse found your marbles and sent them back :@ Nothing worse than loosing your marbles :@

LiBBiE in Oz

Mouse said...

oooooo love that stitching and a clean house to WAHHHHHH can you come over here and help me now I've found your marbles heheehh
so glad you had a fab time ... next time may be I can sneak over to play too :)
love mouse xxxx

Veronica said...

You have a lovely home, DJ. How kind of Mouse to return your marbles. LOL!

Gosh, Sweet Flowers and Lavender Blue is looking very fine indeed. Kinda makes me regret not signing up for the SAL.

Congrats on finishing Winter Forest. It looks great!


Astrid's dragon said...

Was it only last month we were there? Seems like forever ago! Thanks again for such a wonderful time, it really was a treat.

So you have all the marbles, I was wondering what happened to them!

How's the One Nation coming? Can't wait to see what you bring over next week!

Анна - Зонт said...

Hi! You have so many interesting stiching pieces!
I fell in love with your Angie Designer's samplers and Rose Sampler....