Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Very Warm Welcome To...

Happy Tuesday from the rancho!!

Everyone, put your hands together and give a warm welcome to the COMPLETED Cherry Hollow Farm Sampler by Stacy Nash.  Two and a half long years.  I tried to stay focused (cough), I tried not to work on any other projects (cough, cough), I was comitted (cough, choke, cough)...oh, never mind. LOL I am like a squirrel with a tree full of nuts.  They all seem like the perfect nut for ME! I just hop from one nut to the next.  LOL

This is the first one over two that I stitched and I am very pleased with the result.  So much, I'm doing the same thing with my new project.

This is a Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers design from 2006, Moonlite Garden.  I'm using Weeks 35 count linen, called for threads, but one over two.  So far, I'm liking it.

Moses is in love with my hubby.  LOL  I can be giving him all kinds of belly rubs and ear rubs, but as soon as DH walks in the room, I'm dropped like a flattened squeak toy.  He really has a thing for laps...Moses, not DH. If you look closely, you can see that there is not much difference in size.

And if Moses isn't hanging on DH, he's hanging on Daisy.  They remind me of Pinky and the Brain. She is the brain, always up to something...Moses is the brawn...LOL  Definitely out to take over the world.

I leave you with my Christmas Carol Aloe. I've had it three or four years, but this is the first time that it's bloomed.  I love the red edges.  And if you look carefully, it's having babies!  LOL

Wishing each of you a wonderful week...be kind to each other.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Heading Towards the Finish Line...Kinda

Good morning and happy Saturday!!

I have been working on this stitching project for two and half years, yes folks, two and half years!! Granted, I've worked and finished on other projects, but I originally chose this pattern because I fell in love with it.  I should respect it enough to get it stitched.  LOL

Still working on pottie training.  I am ever hopeful that I will win.  LOL  Here's the doggies waiting for snacks. Daisy takes her snacks VERY seriously.

Big smile for the camera.

My stepson's birthday gift was a new phone.  Here is our last picture of the summer:

I didn't realize that the camera came with it's own effects.  But boy, once I did, I had FUN!! This is my favorite picture.  I never knew that I would look so good with a clown nose.  The glasses are my regular reading glasses, but they definitely add to the look.  LOL

Took my stepson to the airport last Sunday to fly home.  Can I just say that LA traffic is enough to make me scream?  And once again, California chooses the worst time of the travel season to shut down and start working on the freeways.  I suppose I should just count my blessings that I only head down south a few times a year...

I am off to start my chores.  I was up early this morning to walk before we hit triple digits, but I haven't done much else.  Got to get moving.  LOL  Have a wonderful weekend!

Be kind to one another.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ready, Set, Finished!!

Happy Saturday from the humid and miserable rancho.  I just want one day that is below 90 degrees and 80% humidity.  I don't think that's too much.  Sad Face.  My hair frizzed out about two weeks ago and no matter how much "de-frizzer" I use...let's just say I've got some halo effect going on...  Thank goodness for ponytails...LOL

I AM FINISHED!!  Yep, finished the last piece for my September class.  I was a little annoyed with myself when I realized that stitching by memory instead of looking at the pattern was not a good idea. One row, just one row. That's how far I was off on the last two strawberries at the bottom.  And how did I happen to notice? That would be when I was adding the backstitch.  Hmmm, how odd that the last bump on the backstitching isn't as large as the first.  Why that would be because I stitched by looking at the other four strawberries, not at the written pattern!!!  After an hour of un-stitching, and 15 minutes re-stitching, done!  I guess I'm a really good stitcher....my tension was nice and tight. Looks great, but hard to frog. LOL

Moses and Daisy are settling in very well.  It is a little weird to seeing a 20 pound dog run and jump on a 100 pound dog, but Moses is so excited to have a friend, I don't think that Daisy scares him that much.  LOL  They play and play and play until they both flop on the ground to take a break.  Ten minutes later, it's back on again. I was sad at the quiet around the house, guess they've taken care of that!

Tomorrow we will be taking my stepson to the airport.  It's about a four hour drive, but at least his plane is leaving at 4 pm and not 4 am.  LOL   It's been a nice visit, but I think he's ready to see his mom.  He'll have a couple of weeks to hang out before school starts.    

I'm trying to decide what to start next.  Do I work with yarn or floss?  Hmmm, I'm thinking floss. I can't imagine having a blanket on my lap right now.  I think I'm more of a winter knitter. LOL I need to finish my Cherry Hill Sampler...but then I've got a quilt to work on, and some sorting to do, and more, and more, and more.  The list is really long.  LOL  

I wish each of you a wonderful Sunday.  Be kind to one another.