Monday, June 30, 2014

Finally a finish

I bought this chart a few months ago and put the finale stitches in a few hours ago. I had to get alittle edgy with it and throw some color in there. This was such a fun little design. Nan's designs are always great to stitch and her finishing instructions are always so detailed and easy to follow. But with this one I am going to send it off to Faye becasue she is so talented.
Here is the finished project

How many of you have stitched this design? If you have not and would like to well today is your lucky day. I will pass the chart AND the leftover floss which I think will be enough to use. Just become a follower and leave a comment with a way to get a hold of you. I will pick a winner on Monday July 7th

Happy Stitching to you all

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sometimes older is better

I picked up this dresser from a listing I saw on Facebook. I have been without a dresser for six years, six years people is a long time to keep your clothes in rubbermaid bins ;) Sometimes I felt like I was a college student with the way I was storing my clothes. But now I am the proud owner of this beautiful piece.

The lady I bought it from said when she found it it was covered in layers of paint and it was missing the drawer fronts. So she sent it off to a cabinet maker and when he striped it underneath all of that paint was beautiful Tiger wood. The handles need to be replaced as they are just small metal knobs, I am going to check out the flea market and the antique stores in search of some pretty knobs before I turn to the internet.

I love old furniture and waiting for me back in Ohio is my Grandmothers china cabinet and her antique dresser. And hopefully within the next 6 months I can finally move it down here to South Carolina.

On the stitching front I am slowly working on Cinnamon Hearts by Threadwork Primitive I really enjoy the colors but I am thinking of using a much different contrasting color for the peacock, we'll see. Well folks since I have to do some errands before I head into work I wish you all a lovely day and a fantastic weekend :D

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hello is this thing on????

Well hello friends, though I have not been blogging I still have been busy as a bee. Since it has been almost 1 whole month I will start off will a small post and give a longer one next time. Things here in South Carolina have been busy and HOTTTTT there is a reason why Columbia,Sc chose the nick name famously hot. 98 degrees with alot of humidity UGH something this West Coast girl is not use to. But thankfully the lake is near by if you can't beat the heat just jump on in.

Yesterday I was checking my tomato plants and on my Purple Tomatillo look what I found....

Is this not the strangest thing ever. It is a Hornworm and will devore tomato plants. So while I am glad I found him I was sad to have to take him away from his feeding grounds.... I told him I was sorry before I started plucking him off. Sucker was strong LOL

Today I drove to the next town over, they have some great antique shops. While though I did not buy anything I did snap a photo of these barn Swallows. There were about 4 nests total and this little chick was begging for it's Mama to come feed him.

I hope everyone is stitching their hearts out this summer. What fun charts have you bought? A girl is always looking to be enabled :D

Have a fantastic night and take care!!!