Friday, June 27, 2014

Update Through the Years Gone & Alphabet Quilt Monogram

The last couple of weeks have flown right by.   Made it through graduation week, and beach week.  Now both kids are home, when not working, or spending time with their boyfriend or girlfriend.  I am already ramping up for our vacation to the Outer Banks.  What that basically entails, is to ensure the dogs are all up to date on shots so that they can be boarded.  Oh Yea!  3 separate visits to the vets and several hundreds of dollars later they are all current on shots!!!!  Money that even though I love the dogs, I kept thinking to myself, "oh the things I could buy at In Stitches with this money"

Still in the ugly hiking boots.  Looks like it's gonna be another month.  The price we pay for getting old, nothing heals as fast.  But....on the good side, it's a valid excuse to stay off the foot, and stitch.

I managed to finish Alphabet Quilt Monogram.  Posted it on some cross stitch pages on FB and there was a lot of interest in the chart.  This came as a kit.  I actually bought mine several years ago at the Woodlawn Plantation Embroidery Show.  I was able to contact Posy Hough the designer, and she was able to let me know where the kit is sold, so those interested could contact the Shelburne Museum and purchase the kit themselves.  I  changed mine from 18 ct. to 14 ct. Aida only because I wanted mine larger.  This will be a gift for my daughter.

With this finish, I went back to Jan Houtman's Through the Years Gone.   I am happy to report that I am finally to page 16 out of 26.  Slow going, but it's getting there.

As I am usually working on several projects at a time, and the Alphabet Quilt Monogram Sampler is finished, my next project is going to be a landscape.  Rarely do landscapes, or animals, or anything like that.  But....I have saved these magazines since 1987 hoping to do these someday.  Now would be the time.  It's a 3 section Amish Farm Scene.   I don't know why, but this so reminds me of my grandparents dairy farm in Michigan.   So many memories of time spent there with my relatives.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Update - Jan Houtman Through the Years Gone

I have been extremely bad about updating my blog.  Just way too many things going on "mi Casa"  My youngest son, just finished up Varsity high school soccer, and now we are winding down to his graduation. This weekend is his party, and next weekend is graduation.  I have managed to get some stitching in, but not as much as I would like, too much juggling going.  Now on top of that, my house is a mess and I have my father-in-law coming and my step-daughter for my the graduation.  Plus I'm still in stupid hiking boots because of my broken foot.  Graduation won't be the end, as the son heads off to beach week in South Carolina, which I have to help in getting supplies.  Plus we head off to North Carolina in July for the family vacation.  Which by then I will truly need.

Back to the Jan Houtman,  I am now on page 13.  Thirteen is not finished, but I guess I have bragging rights to I'm almost half way through!!!!!!!