Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Stitching Updates

I got a start on my Taj project!!  I'll admit, I'm now excited about the piece and not so overwhelmed with it.  Now, as I'm making that for Hubby, I can only work on it when he is at work :(  On the positive side of that, I have been working along with the butterflies!  Here are some pics to share...

I will say, when I try something new, I dive in without checking the depth :)  This Taj piece is a bit more then I bargained for, but I'm determined to stick it out!

This will be going into the guest bedroom when it's completed :)

So, there they are!  I'm going to get off the computer now and go back to stitching...

Hugs...until next time!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Life is Good

We had our church picnic yesterday!  I simply love to gather with our fellow parishaners, I don't have any family in NH, so each and everyone of them are part of my extended family.  I have a confession, there was a woman who attended the picnic, that I was not the friendliest with.  I couldn't get past the bugs crawling on her :(  Sanish noticed this too and kept Mathai away from her also :(  I don't know if they were lice, bed bugs or what, but I just don't want our family to become infested.

Between the trip to Ikea and the picnic, that took up the weekend :)  I have a lot to do outside today as soon as Mathai is done with his morning educational work.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer So Far

Wow, Mathai's last 3 days of school were no fun :(  He missed 2 of the 3 and the 3rd day was simply his graduation.  He had strep throat :(  Poor little man.  It has been raining almost non stop for  a week now.  I'm watching the grass growing each passing second.  I don't know when/if it will ever be dry enough to mow!!  LOL

I'm almost finished with my butterfly alphabet cross stitch!!!  I only have 6 more butterflies to do :o)  I'll be really happy when that is finished and I can get a really good day of stitching into the mandala!

I will admit, the grey skies have made my mood for stitching a bit of a downer :(  I don't like to stitch when I'm not happy.  I don't know if that is a fact with everyone, but it is for me.  I do get the house extra clean on those days though!!

I have also been working on some homeschooling activities for Mathai to do this Summer.  I don't know how teachers can plan daily educational things like they do.  I'm struggling!  I did find a couple of great websites, so that is a major help.

We are off today to buy Mathai a desk.  The tall chairs that we have at home, really don't work well for him to sit and work on, he just likes to sit and swing his legs and wiggle wiggle...

Guess that is all for now.

God Bless...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Butterfly Alphabet Kit by Dimensions

I have been working on this piece off and on for several months.  I'm much farther along then what this picture shows, but the battery in the camera is on the charger :(  I have completed the alphabet letters and only have 6 butterflies to finish to complete the project!  not sure why I have put it off, but I'm going to finish it this weekend (or at least try to)  that is my weekend goal!!

Until next time, happy stitching!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bonnie Blue Pictures

These are taken from the Bonnie Blue in Lexington VA.

Idle Hands...

Ok, so we have been back from the Bonnie Blue for a couple of weeks.  Mathai did GREAT!  I can't believe how hard my 6 year old worked :)  He ended up in walk/trot (no leadline) and took second in both his classes!!!

As for me, I'm picking up my cross stitch again.  This time, I'm finishing the butterflies and starting the Taj Mahal Mandala Garden.  I have been sitting on the Taj for almost 2 years, a little intimidated by the whole "embellished" aspect of it.  I found a great forum, and the ladies have been such a huge help!

I'll post pics as I go!!

Also, I'll get some pics of The Bonnie Blue too :)

Until next time!!