Thursday, August 30, 2007

Busy, busy!

My needlebook for Barbara

With the ribbons tied

My second try to make a stand up - chart from Workbasket

Just Nan Bellpull!
It feels like forever since I posted here and I guess it really is. It's been so busy here and I have felt a bit overwhelmed at times.
The kids did go back to school last week and we have gone to open houses and met teachers and picked up things that we didn't know we needed for middle school. It's always a learning progress on what you need and don't need it seems like.
My DS is playing baritone (bass cleft) for band so I rented one of those. That thing is huge, almost bigger then he is and he has to drag it in to school 2 - 3 times per week. Lucky that he's playing around with my weights all the time so he at least have some muscle. We'll see how it goes, hopefully he will like it but I wouldn't cry if they switched him over to another instrument.
We did a lot of swimming at the end of summer, spent all day out in the sun and then every evening it seemed like the storms rolled in. When I walk around in the yard it feels like I'm going to sink through the lawn, that's how wet it is. It has meant a lot less computer time for me since this new computer seems to be a bit more sensitive to power surges and power failures. So now I just turn it off when I can hear thunder so DH don't have to work on it again after every storm.
I did get my St Basil's finished. It's washed and drying now so I don't have a picture. I did pick up a frame for it at Hobby Lobby last weeks so it would be great if I had time to frame it this weekend.
But I have som pictures to share. I did send off my Birthday Exchange to Barbara . I did send a needlebook, I took part of one of Prairie Schoolers Garden Samplers and stitched it over one on some linen banding. Barbara said that she liked it and the other goodies so I'm thrilled. Don't know but I'm always so worried that the receiver won't like what I send so it's a relief when they do!
I also have some finish finishes to share. A Just Nan bellpull and the Quacker rabbit from the Workbasket. My standup's are not perfect but this one was better then my first one.
Thank you all for your nice comments on the needlerolls, I treasure all of them!


Anonymous said...

You have done some beautiful finishes and finishing there. They look great!

Sally said...

Your finishes are lovely Kajsa. I love the needlebook.

BeckySC said...

You've been a busy BEE :) Everything looks just lovely :)

Itching To Stitch said...

Nice to see a post from you again. Your finishes are great ;)

Ranae said...

Hi! Lovely finishes. I cant wait to see St Basil's Cathedral.

dragonxser said...

lovely work Kajsa! Is the needlebook a Prairie Schooler design? I am glad to hear you had a good summer!

Vonna said...

Your finishes are stupendous! And I HEAR you about being busy!

Mary Ann said...

Oh, lovely finishes!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful finishes! Congratulations!

Sharon said...

Oh, this are just beautiful! conrats.

Barb said...

Great finishes. I have the Needleholder and you did a great job on it especially with such a small floss count was it 22? I love it. All your finishes are great.

monique said...

Your finishes are super, Kasja! Love that needlebook, especially :)

Lavender Rose said...

Hi, Kajsa! I know what you mean about stitching for others. I have that unworthy feeling, too. We're just hard on ourselves. But, everyone loves what's done for them!
I love your needlebook! Bet Barbara did, too! I couldn't do a standup if I tried!!
PS: Good luck with your DS's instrument...the sounds will drive you from the house for a while, no doubt!! LOL

Kath said...

Lovely to see you back. And you have been busy.

Your needlebook is gorgeous, as is the stand up. They don't look easy!!

Your bellpull is very pretty too.

Good luck with DS and the music, it's always interesting.

Carol said...

Congratulations - they are lovely!!

Julie said...

Kajsa, I love your needle book and stand up, both are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Kajsa, the needlebook is wonderful! I like your Quaker rabbit, as well.