Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Stitching and a Beetle named Stitch

I just wanted to pop in and show you a little prOgress on "Promise Me". Pattern by Lizzie Kate.  I love this saying from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh...
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I have about a line and half more of words...then all the other cute things in the pattern. ~~~In VW / family news... my daughter came home for the FIRST Robots Worlds Competition. She had been gone for 5 long days... I don't like when she is away. My husband was able to get the title / tags / insurance on her little beetle he's been restoring for her. So when she came home from Worlds,it was in the yard with a big red bow... ready for her to drive.  photo DSC_1781_zps355fe062.jpg She named her beetle "Stitch" because it's her favorite Disney character. ~~~~Playing with my new camera has been so fun...  photo CSC_1814_zps5a3f3e0b.jpg I've been chasing bees. I've planted some Salvia in hopes that butterflies will come, but none yet. And I've been bird watching a lot.  photo CSC_1792_zpsa1b1112c.jpg Happy stitching!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Stitching and a Toad

Santa's Stocking Store is finished just in time to see a picture of the next month's Santa's village... The Reindeer Stable. The reindeer are adorable, you can see a picture of them HERE.  photo Picture019_zpsb64a1ba7.jpg Here is prOgress on 'Promise Me'....  photo Picture020_zpsabb80193.jpg Sorry for the poor photos. (no ironing and poor lighting) One of my favorite animals is the toad and we happen to find one in our little pond the other night, I am so excited! I hope he stays.  photo Picture015_zpsde1cf782.jpg Off to do some more stitching... Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Loving April

I haven't done much stitching because I've been so busy doing other wonderful things. I love April... the weather is always perfect, the flowers are coming out and the birds are everywhere!  April 11th started our camping season.... you know I am a happy girl. We camped at EveryBus (63 buses were there) for 4 days.
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Blogged on my Campin~Amy Blog.
~ I've been working in my yard / garden, pulling weeds and looking for cute creatures.

 photo Picture1130_zps9f44c8a3.jpg  photo Picture1131_zpsfd56cc4a.jpg I've been playing with my new camera and loving it!  photo Picture1128_zpsee14c9a1.jpg This crazy little rat keeps stealing the bird seed even though I've been putting out corn for him. He is cute though! ~ I've also been working on my Project Life (still loving it) and do some crafting around the house.  photo Picture1133_zps13095c69.jpg Oh and have you seen the new 'Song of the Seasons' 3 Part Mystery Sampler (by Little House Needleworks) that will be coming out in June? I am excited about that... she posted a sneak peek (on facebook) and I spotted some birds. :o)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I went on a stitching retreat last weekend with a lot of my stitching girlfriends. Talk about fun! And we all got a lot of stitching done....

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I finally got the binding finished on my campers quilt. It will be going up for raffle to help the Ronald McDonald House.  photo Picture1043_zps279d2e5e.jpg Here is how far along I got on Santa's Stocking Store.  photo Picture1039_zpsec1c6a0b.jpg Continuing with my bird obsession....my sweet robin and goldfinch.  photo Picture1031_zpsd612d3bc.jpg I am so happy Spring has Sprung!! P.S. ~ Does anyone know where I can get camera strap hardware? :)