Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lately...

It's been a little chaotic around here!



Hollie is back with us for the summer.  Her mom will be at a different base for the summer and since she'll be living in tents, she couldn't take Hollie with her.   Hollie, Hazel and Dottie are all getting along really well.

Hollie and Hazel are two peas in a pod.







Hazel turned 5 months old this week.  She is so sweet and learning so much.  Hollie is very tolerant of Hazel and all the puppy things she does.

DD (Hollie's mom) also had a birthday this week.  I can't believe how fast 24 years went by.


DD got to spend her 24th birthday in Italy visiting her boyfriend, Michael.  He is also an Army Officer and stationed in Italy.  They met last summer during their first Army assignment after college graduation and then were in officer training together last fall.




Since we took the large maple tree down in February, we've had many birds flying into one dining room window.  


Hubby read that soap could be used to draw a grid on the window and that would help the birds avoid the window.  So we're trying it and the neighbors think it looks strange, but so far, no birds have flown into the window.


I HAVE A FINISH!


Ode to Ort Basket
Design by With Thy Needle and Thread
Unknown Fabric and GAST threads from my stash


Wishing all the Moms




Have an awesome weekend!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy Spring!

It happens every year.  We have spring-like weather early and then when spring officially arrives, it's gray, chilly, damp and rainy -- or in some cases, snowy.


Hazel experienced her first snow when we had a 6 inch snowfall on March 13.  She had fun trying to find the grass and she loved running around in the snow.


Hazel is now 15 weeks old and we're working on manners and housetraining.  I love watching her figure things out and the way she tilts her head from side to side when she's listening.


Haven't been doing much stitching, crocheting or crafting, although I have started another project.


I saw this design from With Thy Needle and HAD to order it.  I've selected my fabric and threads and put in about a dozen stitches.  Hazel doesn't understand that she can't play with my fabric, thread, pattern, scissors or needle, so I haven't been able to sit and stitch unless she's napping.  I can tell you one thing, she doesn't nap much or long at all, lol.

Hubby has been really sick with a severe respiratory infection.  When he's sick, the whole household comes screeching to a complete stop.  Hubby was so sick that he actually asked me to take him to the doctor.  He has returned to work, but he's still not feeling well.  He barely makes it through dinner and then goes to bed.  In our 28 years of marriage, I have never seen him this sick and it worries me.


I was given a little 2 inch pot of mini Daffodils last spring and planted them in my garden last summer.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that they came up and bloomed last week.

Until next time,
Have a great week!





Thursday, February 23, 2017

LHN Summer Garden

I've been looking for this pattern/kit for several years.  There were a couple traveling patterns that were going around, but I was never lucky enough to be selected as the next stitcher.

I'd given up on finding the pattern after the traveling patterns disappeared.  Out of the blue, I decided to look on eBay and actually found an active auction for the LHN Summer Garden kit!



I'm so excited to finally have this kit.  The kit contains the pattern and Crescent Colours thread pack.   Now I just need to go through my fabric stash to find the perfect fabric.

Until next time,
Keep Stitchin'