Sunday, May 25, 2014

What I've been up to

I can't believe it has been 20 days since my last post. This makes me sad that it means another month is almost over. But also happy because it has been a fun filled month. Here are a few photos from the past few weeks.

Grandma Jerrys birthday cake. Her party was a great success over 70 people attended and it was so nice to see the joy on her face. It was also great seeing many cousins I have not seen in a few years and their children. She loved her gift. My Aunt really liked her gift as well.

Thursday night after work the Hubby and I took a sunset cruise. The dogs seem like they are enjoying the ride. Even though Samson *the white dog* can't see anymore he loved feeling the wind in his face. These are our babies :)

And lastly our garden. The jalapeno's are starting to come in. We also planted Bell Peppers, Pole beans, around 8 tomato plants and a farmer friend of mine gave me a purple tomatillo plant as well as a striped Armenian cucumber plant. I've had them in the ground for about a week so hopefully soon we will start to see some progress.

This is the first time I have done a garden here at this house and I know that the soil could be better but I am hoping that the veggies thrive. The tomato plants are doing really well I hope the others follow :)

I am currently working on two baby blankets and getting some XS in as much as I can. It is so hard this time of year becasue the weather is just so beautiful and I find myslef putting aside my XS and playing in the garden.

I am hoping that all my blogging friends are enjoying their weekend. Thank you for always visiting :D

Have a terrific day my friends!
Love in Stitches,

Monday, May 5, 2014

summer has arrived

I do believe summer reared it's little head today, temps were in the mid 90's. We had a perfect weekend, seriously the best in a long time becasue it did not rain :) Our neighbors were down from Charlotte and we invited them over for a cinco de mayo dinner last night and then we took a sunset cruise on their boat. It was a perfect end to the evening.

Today was the heat wave, 95 and sunny so what do you do when it's that hot??

The water was still a tad chilly to swim but I along with all the other boaters waded out to our knees. This little beach is known as "Sandy Beach" on the weekends it is packed full of boaters, some beach their boats and when there is no more room everyone just ties off. We rarely come here on the weekends because it is so busy, we forgot about today being cinco de mayo so when we got there it was already pretty packed. We love this beach we take the dogs and there are usually other dogs running around.

When it is this hot I usually do not get much stitching done until it cools down in the evening, but on Saturday I did manage to finish this pillow for my Grandmothers birthday . I was so nervous about sewing it but I think it went fairly smooth. I noticed that I do need to take my sewing machine in and get her tuned up. I want to keep it in tip top shape and have yet to do that since buying it a few years ago.

Her are all the fabric I used to finish the piece, the light colored fabric is on the back

I recieved cinnamon hearts a few weeks ago and am now putting some stitches into it. I can't wait to see it come together.

Wishing you all a fantastic week. Thank you for all your lovely commentsa. I really appreciate them always :D