Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1 1/4" pendants.

Monday, May 21, 2018

I always feel like the title to each of my posts should be "Catching Up"!  I seem to be blogging less and less - there just isn't time for everything and Instagram is so much faster, so that's where my posts usually are.

We've been busy, busy - our little ruler boxes were in the Quilter's World (Summer 2018 edition) magazine, and will be in Vogue Patterns coming up - so we've stayed busy with that.

And we've sold tons and tons of spray bottles (thank you all for that!).  You will be seeing these in a magazine this fall.

And our next show is coming up quickly - we will be in Shipshewana, Indiana in less than a month.  Show dates are June 20-23rd.  I will post details in a few weeks.  I've never been to this show before, but it sounds like the majority of the town devotes the entire week to quilting, so it should be really fun.

I can't remember if I mentioned before that I started cross stitching again.  It's been over 20 years - I used to stitch a lot, but when I went back to school I put it away - there just wasn't time.  I was working full-time, helping to raise 2 kids who were involved in sports and many other things and then started taking classes 2 nights a week.  Then I started quilting (which I didn't have time for either!) and the rest is history.  I have a few friends who love to cross stitch and have tried to get me back into it, but I resisted until I saw the Farmhouse Christmas Series - and I just decided to jump back in!  Here is one o the blocks from that series...

This is my first full finish since starting back in cross stitch.  My friend Lois from Elegant Stitches did the finishing - isn't it cute? If you've ever bought hand dyed rick-rack or poms, it could very well be from her. Lois sent me a good picture showing the inside of the box too, but I can't get it to download to my computer, so maybe next time!  Here you can see that Daisy seems to think the box is in her space!

I've talked about my niece, Johnna, before - here is a picture of her with her Mom and Dad (my brother) at her college graduation.

 And Johnna with my Mom and Dad...

 And of course you need to see the kitties.  I can't believe how huge Daisy is.  She is soooo fluffy.  Callie is on the left, and Daisy on the right.  I'm glad they like each other.  Ozzie and Callie never lay near each other.  They get along fine, they just don't get cozy!

This just makes me laugh - Ozzie is about to fall asleep standing up.  He's exhausted from sleeping all day!

 Here are Daisy and Callie just chillin' in my sewing room. See how Daisy is all stretched out?  They really have the life, don't they?!

And here is a flashback from 25 years ago!  This is my grandma and me at my cousins wedding.  Grandma had Alzheimer's and this was a tough day.  She was confused - I think because there was a lot going on. But in other ways it was a great day - fun to see my cousin Phillip and Miekka get married.  They are who I stay with when I vend at the Dallas, TX show.

Hope you have a great week!  Make sure to mark your calendar for the Shipshewana show!