Tuesday, May 22, 2012

This n That


I am a little late in posting this but Madison made her First Communion on May 12 and I wanted to show you all how pretty she looked. She did a wonderful job and her dad and I are so extremely proud of her. It was at a crowded 5pm mass but she wasn't alone. One of her friends from school also made her 1st communion that day as well. We had a nice celebration with family afterwards. Thank you Erika for the very special prayer card. I am going to have it framed for Madison so she will always have it. What a special gift.

 Part of Madison's 1st communion gift was this bike. We also gave her something that relates to the sacrament because this clearly does not. However, she outgrew her other one and needed a new one. A child with out a bike. That just doesn't work for me. It's great exercise! Now I need your help. Does anyone have any tips on teaching her to ride on 2 wheels? Any tricks you used on your kids or that your parents used on you. I am open for anything. She has been working on the balance thing so far.

The weather has been nice so I have been outside cleaning up my gardens. Not too much stitching happening this past week but I did manage to finish this little house  by Lizzie Kate. There is actually a word border that went around it but I just wanted the house. I am going to make it into a pillow to give to my sister.
The last thing for today is I was playing on the sewing machine a little. i figured the more I practice on it, the better I'll get and make the sewing machine my friend. I made up these little bags, One for accessories, one for my scissors, and one for orts or anything small you don't want to loose among all your stitchy stash. These were so fun to make and are going to look great in my stitching bag.
Still have lots of ideas in my head that I hope to make into something real soon. I better before I loose them. Although it doesn't take too long these days.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Happy Stitching!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Finishes and Treasures

Hello friends,

Yeah!! I finally have some things to show you all and I finally found something that I have been looking for, since forever ago.
First up is this sweet little pin keep which I am going to save for a RAK.
Next is Remember Me by LHN. I have had this stitched since last year and just got around to finishing it. I decided to attach it with buttons to the little pillow instead of the beads included to sew all the way around it. Who has time for that? Not me! I just love this pattern. It is now on my stitching chair so I can admire whenever I want.
On to the treasures... I finally found myself a frog. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I had this in my hot little hands. I also found this jar of old white buttons which surely will come in handy with all my upcoming projects.

What antique store can I hit next? I've started a list of things I want to look for.

That's all I've got for now. My sewing machine is still not working so I will have lots more to show you later. Stay tuned....

Probably not much stitching this weekend :(
Madison is making her First Communion on Saturday
night and of course, Sunday is Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day Everyone! Enjoy the day!!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

A few bumps in the road

Hello friends,

I have a few bumps in the road. My sewing machine is not working quite well so I am unable to finish anything right now. Also, I went to download a picture to put on ebay and now my computer and my camera are not connecting. So I am also unable to show you all any pictures. It's driving me CRAZY!! I can't get anything done. I hope to have both fixed by next week so I hope to be able to show a few things later next week. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on why I have not shown anything but YES! i am still stitching and have lots to finish now. YIKES!!!

Have a great weekend!