Monday, July 11, 2011

GOOD MORNING, STITCHY BLOGGY FRIENDS!

I''m sitting here sneezing. Allergies! And according to the local news the temperature will be (heat index included) 110. I'll make a much needed trip to Hobby Lobby and then stay inside for some coolness.

Kate and William have returned home. They are such a happy, relaxed couple and very much in love. I wish them all the best. I'm sorry they never made it this far east and south. But I've enjoyed the photos. Oh, to be so thin!!

I'm going to add some recipes to my blog. Check "Tasty Morsels" in the next few days. I made my first ever fig jam Saturday. It turned out very well. Only problem is that they were purple figs, so the jam is purple. So LSU!

I have a finish and some progress. And when I make it back to Cross Stitch Corner I have some goodies in my drawer just waiting for my hot little hands. So here goes:

This is a wonderful piece of fabric I bought when I was in Houston. It's stitched with DMC 930, 931, 932. The pattern is Blackbird's freebie. It's supposed to be stitched in red, but I chose to stitch it in blue. Sara Pilgrim Trimm is my great-great grandmother. Born in 1824.
 
 
This is Brenda Gervais' mystery SAL. It's not number one on the list, but it is interesting to stitch. The last of the patterns is due sometime this month. I'm using the fabric and threads suggested.


Blackbird's Anniversaries of the Heart. It's quickly becoming a favorite! I ended up tea dying the fabric because it was too white and not very antique-y looking. I haven't put any special people in yet. I'm still collecting names and dates. I have a little book I keep with the charts and I add thoughts as I have them. Last night I was looking through some stitchy magazines for small symbols representing members of my family. I found a wonderful little photo of a karate kid which will be perfect for my grandson! This piece is so much fun to stitch.

And finally my newest experiment. I've knitted since I was in high school, but never tried socks. It seems to be the upcoming thing. I have a friend, Tammie, who brings her latest knitty project to Tuesday stitching. So this is the first sock. I have made more progress since this photo. I'm ready to start turning the heel. Kinda fun. Hope they fit my fat legs.

So this is life here in the tropical South. It does seem strange for my Down Under Friends referring to this as winter. And the humidity! But onward an upward......

See you guys later!

9 comments:

Ann said...

I wanna learn to knit! Seriously...I do!

Are you going to stitchy morning stitching, or evening stitching? I think I'm going to be joining them soon...

Alice said...

You are so busy as always! Your stitching and knitting are lovely. Keep cool!

Babs in Alabama said...

Nice finish and a couple of good starts :) I'm doing the mystery sampler too, have second part but still on first part. 3rd one has sheepies on it so I am excited! I love your blog!
babs

Jenny said...

Wow - so many progress photos - you spoil us! ;-) Love the BBD freebie. It is on my list of things to stitch someday too...
I am also really impressed with your new background. Love the colors, the graphics, the vintage feel - yummy!

marly said...

Finally! Every time I click on a photo, post, or try to comment, my computer is "not responding" to blogs. I like the blues in your sampler and personalizing it for your great-grandmother is sweet.

CindyMae said...

What gorgeous stitching! Your finish is wonderful and the piece of fabric you found is so pretty! Your knitting looks fantastic as well. That is one thing I have not learned but want to one day . . we will see though.

Julie said...

Hello Marian

Super sock knitting, it's very addictive, you'll be hooked on hand knitted socks!

Super stitching projects, i have been unable to comment on your blog due to blogger problems recently, i am hoping this time it works for me otherwise i'll have to email you a comment .. why didn't i think of that before instead of getting all cranky about not being able to comment LOL

Julie said...

woohoo .. it worked, i wonder if it was something to do with the 4th July background, thats the only thing thats different here??? no idea, just glad it worked this time

xxxxx

Kathy said...

Love the color on your BBD freebie finish. Just beautiful. I also love your BBD Anniversaries piece. Beautiful work.

Stay cool this weekend. Sounds like a good stitching weekend in the ac. :)