Saturday, August 30, 2008

Stitching.... and this & that................

This is a freebie from There is a chart for winter, spring and summer also. I just think they are cute and think they would make cute pinkeeps.

This is another freebie, but I can't remember where I found it at. I stitched it with Presencia threads, so it has a different look, but I like it. I'm not sure what I will do with this, maybe an ornament for my Halloween tree.

This is another freebie from Plum Pudding Needleart and I love it. It's going to be made into a magnet to hang on my refrigerator during October and November.

And, lastly, this is a Lizzie Kate design. Since Wayne and I love coffee I thought this would be really cute to hang above my coffee pot. I purchased the banner for it also and it has coffee beans on it.

Sorry for the wrinkles in these designs, I haven't pressed them yet, and you can tell I stitch with a hoop. I use a 5" hoop, because of the arthritis in my hands. When I started stitched I held the fabric in my hand, but over the years Mr. Arthur has come to live with me.

I am still stitching on "Harvest Blessing", and am going to start on "Fall Sampler" from Prairie Grove Peddler.

We have a Severs family reunion tomorrow, so Wayne has all his genealogy stuff out tonight looking through it and making notes about people he wants to visit with tomorrow and photo's he wants to take of different families.

We talked with our son, Gordon, who is stationed in Germany this morning. He had a birthday this past Wednesday and we waited until today to call, because of the time change. He and Tammy are doing very well, but they will be spending another year in Germany because of his job with the Air Force. They are going to try to come to the states for Christmas this year to see family and friends. We also visited with our grandchildren, Eric and Courtney today. They live with their mother in Ocean Springs, MS. They are in the area of the hurricane and, of couse, we are worried about them. Their mother, Raeleen, is a government employee at Keesler AFB there, and she told us that all government employees have been ordered to evacuate the area as of 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning. She wanted us to know that they will be moving to her mother's, who lives farther upstate in MS. Of course, we would prefer that they come here, but for the time being this is their plan, but they know they are more than welcome to come here.

I hope everything is having a GREAT Labor Day weekend. But, remember to be safe.



Nancy said...

I love all of your Autumn and coffee stitching Barbara! It looks like you have been having lots of fun. (I do wish you could convince Arthur to go somewhere else!) Enjoy the Severs family reunion. How fun that your husband is researching the genealogy and taking photos - sounds like there will be a lot of people. And, last but definitely not least, I hope your relatives and your sweet grandchildren will remain safe. I read about this Hurricane Gustav last night. Such a sad situation for these people once again. Take care.

Nancy said...

Your little designs are so cute. I have arthritis also and I use a hoop when I stitch too. I wear magnetic braclets and they sure do help me. I only take them off to take my bath and on they go. I even sleep with them on.
Your reunion sounds fun. I did scrapbooks on geneology for my kids and grandkids. I love finding out about them and really want to go farther back. Have a great time.
I am so happy you got to talk to your son and glad your grandkids are moved to safety.
Nancy V

Heidi said...

Have a great time at your reunion! The stitching is all great. Isn't it wonderful that autumn is here! I am so anxious to watch the leaves start to turn.

Hugs ~

Françoise said...

Hello Barbara
Just beautifull
good idea Wayne has
I think to your grandchildren will remain safe
Take care of yourself

Yuko said...

Hi Barbara,
Thank you for your visit to my blog and thanks for the lovely comment!
Your stitching pieces are so lovely!
I especially love the Lizzie Kate one as I love coffee, too!
It's so nice to have coffee beans banner, too!
It's so pretty!!

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