Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A little love

Design: Love by Plum Pudding Needleart
Threads: DMC 3052, 3053, 3733, and B5200
Fabric: 32ct cream Belfast Zweigart
Start/Finish: 6/21-22/2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Three years and blueberries!

I posted for the first time on this blog three years come tomorrow. That year, my first post was about picking blueberries. Alot has happened since then with a change of jobs, the passing of loved ones, and all the ups and downs of life.

Today, my mother thought it would be a great day to pick blueberries. An early celebration, if you will, of the Summer Solstice and three years of sharing my love of cross-stitching with my online friends.

Freshly washed blueberries....perfect for all sorts of yummies!

I am still reading Nicholas Nickleby and almost near the end of the novel with the protagonist trying to thwart his evil uncle's plans and fight for the love of his life.

I hope to get back to cross-stitching this week after I finish reading my book.

Have a happy Summer Solstice tomorrow!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A fun birthday!

Hi, everyone!

Yesterday was a day full of birthday surprises. My family asked what I would like for my birthday...cake or pie?! LOL I asked for chocolate chip cookies. I haven't had homemade cookies in many, many years! I think the last time I made them, they were for a college club bake sale ;)

My mother was suppose to make the cookies herself, but I couldn't resist and jumped into the kitchen to help ;)

A plate of warm cookies!

Geeky goodies for a BBC and history lover like myself!!

Craft gift card, a Kirks Folly 'Cheshire cat' pin, and a lovely Jim Shore figurine of a fairy on spool of thread with a needle in hand! Don't you love her thimble hat?!

A lovely pair of 'reading mittens' made by aunt Snowbird!

The pièce de résistance!! Are you ready for this?!?!? Because I wasn't when I opened the bag that contained this!

A 20th century sewing box made in Romania! Isn't it lovely? My aunt found it online.

I had a fun birthday. I've already spent the day watching Return to Cranford and plan on watching the DVD on Charles Dickens too!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Until next time ^____^