My Mary Wigham - Row 1

My Mary Wigham - Row 1

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Canine Izzie

I had a fun weekend.  Dave and Syl came from Chicago and stayed at my house for the first time...and brought Izzie (see below).  They are providing a foster home for Izzie, who is the most docile dog I have ever seen!  She had perfect visiting manners and it was fun to have a dog in the house.  However, it was like what they say about grandchildren!  She is in a great foster home right now.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Birth Sampler - Sneak Peek

Here is a little tease of the birth sampler.  I'm about 2/3 done now. 
Still optimistic about getting this to the framer by next weekend.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Isabella Grace was born yesterday.  It's good to meet her - although only via emailed photos so far.
She is the daughter of my nephew and his wife.
She is the first grandchild for my sister and brother-in-law.
At last the wait is over...we know she is a sweet little girl.
Isabella will be the recipient of the baby quilt shown on this blog.
I'm also about half through a cross stitched birth sampler for her. 
Today I plan to stitch her name onto the sampler!
Congratulations to all concerned.
May this little girl have a safe, happy, healthy, blessed life.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Carol's Sweet Liberty Box

Carol stitched this piece ahead of time and attended a class today to make this into a little cloth box.  The piece isn't finished will be all sewn together and framed out with twisted cord...but I wanted to show you how cute it will be.

Happy April !

Despite the cold and dreariness of the day (including a few snow flakes)
I found this beauty that was enough to make me
go inside and get my camera.
Beautiful stuff!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Midnight Snack...Not Mine!

Well just look at what has happened
to my beautiful pansies that were an Easter gift from Rose!
They were put outside Sunday and never made it through Monday night.
The midnight raider (must be a deer) is probably thinking about
coming back for the blue ones for dessert tonight.
Do I have to try to remember to bring them in every night?
Do you think the mowed down ones will rebloom? 
I think they will, if given a chance.

The big question is...
what will happen when I put the tulips outside that Carol gave me?
Unfortunately, I think I know the answer.

Instead of stitching in my bedroom until all hours,
I'm going to have to sit in the great room with the blinds open
and start watching all the activity in the backyard in the wee small hours!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Creamy, Dreamy Anniversary Roses

Carol, Rose, and David came for Easter brunch.  This was a first, and it turned out to be such a special day.  It was probably about 11:00 when we ate brunch, which consisted of fruit plate, apple/sausage ring, asparagus fritatta, strawberry/cream cheese omelet (that looked more like scrambled eggs), and Sylvia's world famous French toast, made by Rose.  YUM.  Everything except the hard cantaloupe was wonderful, and I figure that I can't control the ripeness of the melon very well.

Speaking of Sylvia, she has been in the hospital for a week now, and we send our prayers and well wishes her way. 

Two weeks ago we attended Lauren Sauer's class on Anniversary Roses.  Shown below is the progress made thus far by Rose, the over-achiever, and by me.  I have loved working on this project so far.  I hope I'm up to the challenge of the next big rose band.

Anyone else working on their piece?

 These are Rose's roses!

Here is my progress.