Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Only one missing!

Spring from The Drawn Thread

This is the last batch of things that I did frame before vacation! I stitched up all the seasons except Summer a couple of years ago. I really have to get off my behind and get summer stitched up because I have a frame for it already.

Winter from The Drawn Thread

I picked up the frames at Walmart of all places. They were only $ 3 each and perfect sampler size so I didn't have a specific project in mind when I first bought them but it really worked out well with these.

Autumn from The Drawn Thread

I'm working on L and L's Angel of Winter at the moment and it's starting to get to me. Really boring but I want to finish it for my friend in in time for the UFO challenge deadline. I'll have to take a picture and share in a couple of days time. The new camera and I are starting to get along better.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Nantucket basket from Lorri Birmingham Design

I made up this little basket as a gift for my MIL when we did go to Sweden. It has a little glass vase in it so can put flowers in it. She loves doing that and really liked the gift.

Acorn from Midnight Stitching

Mar designed a couple small acorns for our last retreat, I stitched up both of them but this is the only one finished. I forgot that there was 2 of them. I know, I'm a dingbat sometimes. The acorn shape came out kind of wonky, should I do something else with the other acorn?

It's another busy week here. My darn class is almost making me cry. I'm starting to see the end of the tunnel with it though. Some small things have to be tweaked but I have to ask DH about it. My son is in the high school musical and signed up for mock trial too so I'm going to drive a bit more from now on. There's lots of rehearsals and meetings. Good for him though! I love to see him getting active with different activities.

Weather is starting to turn to fall here. It's beautiful and I'm trying to do some last things in the garden before it gets really cold. I found a wasp nest in one of the bushes that I'm taking out and that has been a hassle. I did get stung bad when I first stumbled over it. Hopefully I have gotten on top of the problem so that bush can go this weekend.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All boxed up!

Just Nan

I was able to save some of these last pictures from my poor dead camera. The week before we left for Sweden my DH went to Dublin on a business trip. I spent the whole evening and some of the nights finishing things and those boxes are a few of the things that I did get done.

I painted the boxes myself, don't know if it was the greatest idea but I'm going to try spray painting them next time.

I have started another class so I'm trying to keep up with that. But I'm slowly starting to visit my favorite blogs again.

Country Cottage Needleworks designs.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I think I'm ready to blog again!

I felt totally drained after our vacation and all the socializing. I really need some down time between dinner parties and such and it wasn't a lot of that. When I got back here I got really homesick and I realized that I didn't have time to do a lot of the more everyday things that I was so looking forward too. Next time I will try to stay a bit longer. I did suspect that something was going on with my camera during our stay and none of the pictures that I took came out. At least I had my husband take some pictures just as backups but they were not as many as the ones I thought I had taken. Sigh!

Anyways we were a bit more cultural this year, got to quite a few museums and such but this was my favorite! This is Läckö Castle, it's a well preserved barock castle with a lot of furniture and wall paintings from the 1600's. Isn't it pretty? There has been convents and forts on this little peninsula since the 1100's I think and I can understand why.

My son especially likes to pose with the canons, happens at every castle we do get too!

My DD loves checking out gardens and they had a wonderful vegetable and herb garden, authentic with plants they would have grown 400 years ago there.

Isn't this the prettiest view?

The kids had a great time with their cousins especially when my DH and BIL joined in the soccer games.

The weather was pretty good! I couldn't find any pictures from the beach house when we had a sunny day but the kids jumped into the water everyday anyways. It was kind of nice to have the beach to ourselves.

I did get some stitching done when I was there, this needleroll mostly, I really had to since this was for an exchange. I still have some pictures of finished pieces to share, I will get those up within a couple of days, promise!

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