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Monday, August 11, 2014

Stitches, Stitches & More!

Hello again, dear friends!  Oh where, oh where do the days go in such a flurry?  I wonder...... don't you?

My needle and thread can't seem to decide, these days, on which project they want to stitch, so I have a few going all at once.  Finally, the first band of "Huckleberry Sampler", by Rosewood Manor is now complete, and on to the letter "E"!

Isn't this a lovely letter "D"?

   A close-up of the pretty little details, and oh, so many colour changes, but well worth it for the effect.

"Giovanni's Alphabet" (Tempting Tangles) is my long-term work in progress, being done as a SAL with my dear friend, Donna, (no blog).  This one has been a challenging piece, for sure, as there have been very minimal directions, and one has to figure out some of the more intricate stitches without good stitch diagrams to follow.

I refer to these bands as "The Hunting Scene".

About two weeks ago, my daughter and granddaughter surprised me with a birthday tea party at a local teashop with some of my very dear friends.  Miss Ella was in her glory with the lovely teaplate brought to her, filled with lovely little cakes and cookies and two delicious red strawberrries.  They even gave her a little teapot, cup and saucer, and some milk and honey.

My wonderful husband gave me this lovely birthday bouquet!

Miss Meggie has been up to some naughty doggie tricks lately.......

 Mama had to scold her gently once or twice, and she turned around because she knew that she had been naughty.

Oh so sweet, she turned around to look at me, as if to say, "I'm so sorry Mama".  How could I ever stay mad at such a sweet little girl.......

All tucked up in her bed....Nightie Night!

Blessings In Stitches & Friendship!


  1. Your stitching is so beautiful! Both pieces are so gorgeous! Hooray for a fun tea party with DD and granddaughter -- what fun! Love the roses too -- beautiful! Miss Meggie is adorable! Definitely can't stay mad with such a sweetie!

  2. Miss Meggie is adorable and your stitching is lovely. I really like Giovanni's Alphabet and I have to find this chart...

  3. Great projects.
    Buckleberry is so pretty.
    Happy Birthday!
    The tea party sounds like fun.
    Poor little Meggie, she looks so sad.
    I'm sure a few hugs and kisses will fix that. :)

  4. Belated birthday wishes to you, what a lovely plate full of goodies for Miss Ella. Super flowers and such wonderful little x's you've been adding to your projects.

  5. Oh you know I adore the Meggie pictures!! :)
    What lovely, lovely samplers. They will be stunning!

  6. Beautiful stitching, Kathy! And happy birthday :D

  7. awww such a sweet post,,,
    woth lots of smiles and blessings..
    you looking so sweet and the tea party idea is so sweet...and the roses are so beautiful and your stitching too..
    sweet hugs x

  8. Wonderful stitching. Oh how could you tell Miss Meggie off!! :)

  9. Love your projects - beautiful choices - lovely palette

  10. Beautiful stitching, Kathy, and what a special birthday gift from your daughter and granddaughter. That is such a darling photo of the two of you:)

  11. Both of your projects are looking gorgeous, great projects.

    Sounds like you had a lovely birthday and the photo's of Miss Meggie are very cute

  12. What a lovely birthday - and your stitching is SOOOOOO pretty!

  13. I love that hunting scene Kathy~~ happy belated birthday also... It sounds kipplike it was fantastic!!

  14. Pretty stitching on both your projects. And they are certainly a lot of fun stitching and watching them grow.

    What a wonderful idea to surprise you with a tea party for your birthday. I'm sure Misss Ella was enjoying it as much as you were. So just receive my best belated birthday wishes!

  15. è bellissimo, ha dei colori stupendi


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