Monday, September 10, 2018

TUSAL time.....


Wow This is the first time this year that I have been able to participate in Sharon's TUSAL report!!!  You can join in on our fun of collecting our ORTs to show what we have accomplished by going to her blog to see about it.  Her blog name is It's Daffycat.

You can see here that I had a lot this past month.  I have been trying to get caught up some this year.


I hope to share in the next few days the project that has been keeping me busy one this year.  So be sure to check back!

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

August Smalls posting....a little late

Ok I know I am late in posting my August Smalls Post, but I had caught a cold and it just kept me from doing some things I wanted and needed to do.  However Ted was off last Friday I wanted to spend time (when I was feeling up to it) with him. 


I didn't want to miss out on posting my smalls for the past month.  Heather of Stitching Lotus is our gracious host for our Smalls SAL.  I know I have been absent earlier in this summer months but I am trying to keep up when I can and post as time has allowed.

Here are a few finishes I have things I have managed to get stitched up.  I hope to get the actual "finishing" here in the next few weeks.

This is Spring Mouse from JN Spring Mouse in a House chart.  I know the date shows it for today's date but that is because I just took the picture so I could post it here.  Guess I should have taken the date off the picture.  I will try to remember that next time.  This was such a fun mouse to stitch up for my birthday present to myself this year. (LOL)


This next finish is Erica Michaels Day 5 berry.  The linen and threads used were what was called for on the chart.


Last is the LHN Farmhouse Christmas Horsin' Around which was the 2nd chart.  I know I am late in keep up with this series, but it has been a wonderful "take along" project when I have been traveling so much lately.



That is all I have to share for the smalls this past month.  Now to get started for September's Small projects!!!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Son off to college.....

I am so proud of our son being able to go off to college that I wanted to share a few pictures of move in day!!!  Daniel is the last of our kids to go to college and as some now say we are empty nesters.  But are we really???  Physically, yes but we are such a close knit family that we really are NEVER empty nesters.  He will still come home at Christmas time and spring breaks and over the summer.  Our daughter who is now married might be able to visit during the summer but that all depends on where we are stationed with the AF.  She got a job teaching at Bearden High School in Knoxville after she graduated this past May.  I hope to post pictures of their graduations in the next day or so and of her wedding.

Daniel is going to the University of TN Knoxville college which is the same college that his sister went to as well as Ted and I.  He is taking engineering classes, and we couldn't be prouder of him.  I wanted to wait for him to have a few days of classes underway before I posted about him going just in case he changed his mind after the first couple of engineering classes.  

Here is move in day which I took from where I posted on Facebook because I didn't take my camera in when I moved him into the dorm.  Yes....he was so much easier to move into the dorm as he said he didn't want to take much ..... unlike his sister who I think took her entire bedroom. (I can't complain on that as I took a lot to my dorm when I lived there as well.  I just want to say I am NOT complaining about moving Grace in and out with all her stuff.)  One unique thing is that both of our kids will have lived in the same dorm that I lived in when I went to UTK (Univ of TN Knoxville).  


I am sorry about the messed up comforter for his bed.  It WAS straightened when he and I made the bed, but he had to climb back up there to put his clock on top of the closet after we found it.  Now whether it stays straightened throughout the semester.....that's on Daniel to look at it everyday...not me.  Hopefully I have taught him well enough to make his bed everyday.



Moving Daniel in was not that hard at all especially when his dad's plane got delayed a day from being on a business trip.  So I was thankful we had less to move into his room.

This last picture of him is him standing in front of Hess Hall dormatory on move in day.    


His dorm has where the girls live on the left side of the dorm and guys live on the right side but not on the same floors.  

This last picture of Daniel and Grace last Friday night.  She came to have dinner with him along with Grace's husband, Esteban, who is a Senior and an architect major there at UTK.  But for some reason he wasn't in the picture.  I am SO THANKFUL Daniel and Grace are so close even though they are 5yrs apart in age.  They like hanging out with each other which Ted and I have always said we have felt so blessed by this!!


Thank you for taking the time to read all this, and I hope to be posting more regularly.  It has been a very trying year for me as most of you know. 

Until next post......HAPPY STITCHING!!!

Friday, July 27, 2018

July Smalls SAL post......


Wow!!! Yes can it be??  I am FINALLY able be back to blogging and to make a Smalls Post.  Our Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus which you can click on her blog name to see what everyone has been stitching lately.  I did get the email where I could have included my past 3 months of Smalls project.  However, due to certain situations, I never got back to posting my smalls on Heather's SAL but that is ok.

Here are the 2 smalls I managed to get stitched for this month.  I am still working on our daughter's graduation present which I can't post ANY pictures of it whatsoever.  It's still a surprise and she knows it will be late.

The first one is Erica Michaels Day 4 berry.  I used the fabric and floss called for on the chart.


The 2nd smalls that I stitched this month is Erica Michaels Sweet Freedom Berry.  I used 35ct Natural linen with Hand Dyed Fibers regular silk in the following colors:  White 5200, Rubbed Darkest Mermaid, Yellow Spice 4165, Examplar Cocoa Bear, Zebra Dove 5249, Rubbed Sampler Red, BeLeaved, and Burnished Bronze.


The "finishing" work of actually assembling these into the actual berry form will take place here soon and pictures will follow then.

It is SO WONDERFUL to be back to blogging. I have had so much to happen this year that blogging just had to take a hiatus on my part. 

I look forward to sharing more pictures of my stitching and family.....especially some wedding pictures of our daughters recent wedding, both kids graduations and more family pictures. 

Happy Stitching Everyone!!!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

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May Smalls post.....



Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for our monthly Smalls SAL.  I forgot to post for Apr as I was moving my mom into her new place and I was traveling a lot.  So.....I will just post for Apr and May  this month.

This is Erica Michae'ls Day 1 berry stitched for April's Smalls post.


Here is Erica Michael's Day 2 berry for May Smalls post.


These small berries are such a fun stitch and easy to take with me during my travels this year.  Now....to get them made INTO looking like a berry!  Soon....I promise.

Happy Stitching.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy Memorial Day....





I want to wish everyone a very Happy Memorial Day.  I pray you are able to spend it with your family and enjoy your time spent together!!!