Monday, May 25, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

So! May is unbelievably almost gone! BabyGirl is home for the summer and it's so much fun having her home. Except for the laundry part ... She and her SweetBoyFriend always keep it very interesting here.

We've had some very warm sunny days already, and a lot of overcast and sometimes rainy days. I love a good storm!

stormy day

May and June are typically very busy months for our family, so I'm not surprised that I haven't stitched as much as I would like. I have worked a little on One Seed for Another. I still need to order the one green silk needed for the grass, vine and one of the trees in the part I've stitched, but I'm just working around it for now. (The picture is small, but Blogger was cutting off the image on the right side for some reason.)

One Seed for Another

One Seed for Another
Carriage House Samplings
40 count Lakeside Linen Vintage Pearled Barley
NPI silks

Mom and I also recently took a little road trip to a neighboring town and visited an antique store and a quilting supply store. On the way home we stopped at a wonderful locally owned pizza restaurant, Jonah on Johnston's, and had lunch. Not only is their pizza fantastic, they also bake wonderful breads and pastries.

jonah's on johnston

More food related activities (I promise I have done more than eat since my last post!)

Dinner on the lake after a day of rain. It was a cool evening so we ate great catfish on the restaurant's screened porch. I only had my phone camera, so the pictures aren't the greatest, but it was pretty evening, clouds and all.

dinner on the lake 2

diinner on the lake 1

And one more food related activity! Friends from the office got together on day off to make cannelloni in the office kitchen. Our very talented Betsy orchestrated the event and the cannelloni was perfection! (phone camera again...)

betsy and gwen stretching the pasta

Betsy and Gwen working that pasta!

Miona rolling cannelloni

Miona filling and rolling the pasta

rolled and ready for sacue


So, that's it for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

It's time to post progress on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. Progress? Did I say progress? Well....not really progress..... I've been reading more than stitching and interest in this project was low this month. I hope that's a temporary thing. But I am enjoying seeing everyone else's progress.

I've never had DMC thread shred the way it has on this piece of fabric (40 count Antique Cotton from R&R Reproduction) , so I've had to take out quite a few stitches whenever that would happen.

shores of hawk run hollow : carriage house samplings

Here is what I stitched on One Seed for Another. I like working on this piece. I missed one of the colors when ordering my thread, so I've skipped over those parts for now. I didn't realize how long it had been since I'd used Lakeside Linen and had forgotten how smooth it is to stitch on. It will be fabric of choice again for awhile.

one seed for another : goode huswife

I saw Nicole's CHS etsy purchase and of course had to click right over to see what I couldn't live without. These charts now have a new home and came, like Nicole's, in a beautiful folder:

charts from new carriage house samplings

CHS folder

Field Aray was printed under Chartmakers logo. I adore the charts themselves for the pretty graphics that are printed on them:

field aray : chartmaker again

field aray : chartmakers once again

On the Goode Huswife site's out of print page I found The Little Red R Sampler:

little red sampler : good huswife

And, finally, I added Hands to Work's A Whistling Girl, Chessie & Me's Tree & Crown Sampler, and A Friendship Sampler by Plum Street Samplers:

new charts

I think I just went a little chart crazy there. And still only have a fraction of everything I'd like to own! I need several decades to stitch everything on my wish list!

That is everything for now! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!