Thursday, July 30, 2009

July is went by in a blur!

But I was able to finish this cutie! It's Blackbird Designs Summer House, I think it might be Loose Feather # 14. I used the called for fabric, and most of the called for threads. There was one that I subbed since it didn't show up well on the fabric. I loved stitching up this one. Thank you Ranae for stitching along with me!

Then I'm working on another Blackbird Designs project, Autumn Silhouette. The ladies at the Blackbird Designs Yahoo group are doing a summer SAL and this was my pick for it. I'm stitching it on R & R 40 ct Iced Cappuccino and that is a yummy fabric. My eyes hurt but it's so worth it!

And this is another almost finish. Just have to add the buttons to it. The fabric is gorgeous in real life.

My other darling daughter had her birthday too this week! The girls are just 3 weeks in July so it's always a lot of partying going here. Which is fun, I have a whole gaggle of tween girls here yesterday for a slumber party and they are all a hoot!

In between parties we have been busy. My older kids both showed their cats for the Sarpy County Fair. This is DD with Jack who took home a purple ribbon. Not bad for a stray that we found living under our grill. No microchip, no one called about him from the humane society so we decided to keep him after trying to locate his family for 6 weeks. Jack was not amused by the show and did hardly peek out of the carrier.

Oscar showed Juni, she did get blue ribbon. Evidently we have to brush her teeth since she has plaque. That will be an interesting experience.
Then we have built rockets and launched the same rockets and now their entered too. I have a little craft queen on my hand it seems. After weeding out some project DD entered 15 items! I love the crafting party but it's a pain finding all the projects scattered around the house, fluffing and fixing all the projects and the dreaded mind game of figuring out which Department, Division and Class they belong too. We did the interviewing Tuesday and Wednesday I just took a mental healt day. Lucky that everything was prepared for DD party.
Occasionally the sun shows up here and then we run down to the pool. Which is great because I have read quite a bit. I just finished up Must Love Dogs and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society. Both very enjoyable!!
Thank you for all the nice comments on my last post. I'm behind again, story of my life. The kids are going back to school in the 20th and then I don't have to wrestle 3 young uns for the computer!


Suzanne said...

Your stitching looks lovely. I have really enjoyed the Blackbird designs pieces and have slowly started to collect their charts.

The face painting looks great and sounds like the girls had fun.

Anonymous said...

Your bbd pieces are really charming!

The facepaint is super cute.

Julie said...

Summer House is beautiful! Oh and I love the autumn piece.
At least the cats did freak out and scratch the judges, as mine likely would have!
Enjoy the last few weeks with them before they return to school.
Off now to find a full picture of your autumn piece.

Ranae said...

Summer House is done hooray! for you
Mine will be done next week.
I love the AS WIP
The face paint is awesome.

Ranae said...

Oh so when are we starting Sunflower House?, lol!! Look at me I don't even have SH done yet, lol
Do I have a problem here? lol

Deb said...

Your stitching looks wonderful. That is such a great piece! And I love your start too. Congratulations to Jack Kitten for winning the ribbon and your DD sounds like mine - very crafty but then I find bits and pieces of her projects all over the house. But I congratulate her on having 15 items to show. That's quite a bit! She must be one talented girl.

Sally said...

Love all your stitching Kajsa:)

Milly~ said...

I love you BBD!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear you didn't finish your loose feathers in time for the end of the month... but it'll be an August finish for sure!

I love your silouette WIP its so pretty!

Marianne said...

Love your finish on Summer House and the Autumn Silhoueete is beautiful. Congrats to the kitties! : )

Joy said...

Wonderful stitching!! Summer House has some beautiful colors! I am glad that your DDs enjoyed their birthdays and you too! LOL

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Kajsa, You did a great job on your BBD. It's so beautiful. I can see by the colors that you'd love working it. :] I want one of those little cat girls!!! :i She's sooo sweet.

Brigitte said...

Oh Kajsa, what a wonderful finish this is. Congratulations! Summer House is one of my favourites of the Loose Feathers designs.
Enjoy the rest of the summer holidays.