Friday, September 18, 2009

I Know...

I know I haven't blogged forever. We spent all of August in the Petoskey area of Northern Michigan and had a wonderful time with family. All the grandkids and their parents were able to come for a while. Most of the stitching I took with me to do came back untouched--partly because my family likes to watch TV in the dark and partly because I tend to get into reading mode on vacation. I did manage two very small finishes. The first is A Very Merry Summer by JBW Designs.

The second is a freebie ornie I think is from Les Grilles de Maryse.

Once I got home it was back to school time and some friends and I went to lunch to celebrate our third year of retirement from teaching.

I have been doing some stitching. I finished Prairie Schooler's Weatherwise. It sure took a lot longer than I expected.

And I finished a piece designed by Jan at OOE for our retreat in 2008.

The mailman was very good to me this week. I received Jan's Rare Treasures design kitted with Needlepoint Silks which I've never used. I'm excited to get started on this. From another ONS I received Jardin Prive's My Lady's Quaker. I just love this design.

Stacy (no blog) sent my Halloween exchange piece early It is just the cutest pillow.

Don'tcha love the lace at the top and bottom of the stitched piece.

Thanks for reading. I love your comments. I need to get back to commenting on the great blogs I read.


Deb said...

Kathy - Hope that the weather was great for you in Petoskey. It's been kind of cool down in the lower section of the state all summer. Your finishes are great - I really love the OOE piece and the PSS pieces. And your Halloween exchange piece is so cute! What a great thing to receive!

Stephanie said...

So glad you enjoyed your vacation and time with your family. I love your finishes and your exchange piece is awesome!

Siobhan said...

Kathy, I'm so glad that you had a great time on vacation! Your stitching is beautiful--congrats on the finishes! I love what Stacy did for the exchange, too.

Dawn said...

Oh you've done wonderful work. I love that halloween pillow. She done it beautifully. ~ Dawn ~

Anonymous said...

Wonderful finishes, Kath! Your exchange piece is really neat looking!

Glad you had a fabulous vacation at the cabin! Welcome home!


Jan said...

So glad to see you posting! I love your finishes, they look great. I also love that Halloween pillow...please bring that with you when you come next weekend...need to see it up close and personal! (^-^)

So good to hear you had such a grand time in Petoskey! Good family time is the bestest.

Brigitte said...

I always take a lot of stitching with me when going on vacation but I never manage to put in a single stitch. But what if I managed to find the time and I wouldn't have my stitching with me? Lol. Anyway, it's good to know that you had a wonderful vacation without stitching but with family and friends.
You show some very nice finishes indeed. And that Halloween pillow is just a dream.