"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Ramblings, Stitching & Such...

It seems like it has been ages since I've had time to write anything or visit any of my favorite blogs.  Where do all of the days go so quickly, I wonder?

A few days ago, Bruce and I decided to take a day and drive a few hours to visit with my parents, take dinner and spend the day with them.  My sister, Nancy and her youngest son, Brendan, had also dropped by for a visit, and so we had a wonderful time together.
When I arrived, wearing my embroidered denim jumper, my mother quietly went upstairs and changed into her denim jumper which was very similar to mine, and came down laughing.  We just had to have our pictures taken together.  She is 82 years old.  Isn't she just beautiful?  She is just too sweet for words!

Whenever we visit, my father always asks "What kind of  pie are you going to make for me this time?"  You see, he absolutely loves pie, especially fruit pies.  We tease him that his real name is "The Pieman".  So I decided to make a fresh peach pie this time.  Dad even asked me if I used fresh or canned peaches.  He is so funny.

Tuesday, after an early doctor's appt., I went to visit my friend, Ellen, for some lunch and a stroll around her beautiful back yard.  She served a lovely luncheon, in her nice screened in porch.  We had chicken salad with assorted  garden veggies, fresh sourdough bread and homemade gingersnaps, rhubarb cake and chocolate bars for dessert with tea, of course.  I tease Ellen that her lunches are fit for a Queen!

Yesterday was my day to enjoy some stitching with the girls in my LNS stitching group.  We always have a wonderful time, chatting, sewing, browsing around the shop to see what's new, and afterwards, we head across the street to our favorite bagel restaurant for some lunch and more chatter.

Here is some progress on Jennie Bean's Humble Servant Sampler, thus far.  The Weeks' threads in the top portion of this little bush are "Hyacinth", which are so light in color that they are not showing up as nicely in this photo, as on the actual linen.  It's a sweet piece and I am enjoying stitching it.    More to come later....

Here is the framed piece, "To Have A Good Friend", which I finished for my friend, Martha's Birthday.  I will be seeing her this coming weekend, and can't wait to give it to her.  She is such a special and dear friend

        Just A Few of My Favorite Things......

An old photo of my husband's grandparents, my favorite pewter scissors, and a beautiful little pincushion that I found in the Enfield, (NH) Shaker Museum.

    Close-up of the beautiful pewter scissors & crystal "Teapot" scissors fob.

Oh dear, as I sit here in our basement family room, totally absorbed in my posting, I believe that I hear the roar of thunder outside and pouring rain.  The weather forecasts had said that we would have "LATE" afternoon thunderstorms, but it is rather early so the stormy fronts must be moving in much more quickly than anticipated.  And, I had best sign off for now and go take a peek at what is happening outside!  Yikes!

Stay cool and dry inside if the temperatures are soaring where you live, like it has been here.  Time for some stitching indoors, for sure!

Crossing in Stitches & Friendship With You!

Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)