Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Something Old - something new.............

After finishing up my last stitching project, I wasn't sure what I wanted to work on, so I just let time take its flow. I was looking through Blogs this past weekend and came across a finish of Blackbird Designs, "Sunflower House", the photo above, and remembered I had this started, so I dug it out, and have decided I would finish it. Since I love sunflowers and collect items with sunflowers, this will be perfect. I think I had the same idea when I started this chart, but oh well, maybe this time I WILL finish it. I do love this chart.

This chart, "Autumn Sampler", is from Little House Needleworks, I love Diane's work and have almost all of her charts, and actually do have several of them stitched up and some kitted up to be stitched. Anyway, I have had these seasonal charts in my stash since she published them. Since I love Fall, this is the perfect chart to stitch. I comes with Belle Soie threads from Crescent Colours. I am going to stitch it on 16 count Aida in Ivory. I might even stitch the "Winter Sampler", who knows!

Sorry the photo's are so light, I just could not get a good photo with the light in my house today.

We are having a beautiful day here in the Ozarks, actually it is almost like a Fall day and I love it. I am so looking forward to the Fall season, and the making of pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars, well almost everything pumpkin, and apples things also. We will be going to the apple orchard later this month at Marionville, MO to purchase apples, then we'll have apple butter, apple sauce, apple pie, apple cake, apple dumplings, and baked apples stuffed with brown sugar, raisins, nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Boy, I'm making myself hungry!

I do hope everyone is having a wonderful, relaxing day, no matter if you are stitching, reading, or knitting. Enjoy yourself and enjoy life.


I just talked to our grandson a little while ago, and they have returned to their home in Ocean Springs, MS. They had gone inland to Raeleen's mom (Raeleen is our ex-DIL and our grandchildren live with her). They had no damage just lots, and lots or rain. He said that he and Courtney will be returning to school tomorrow.



Nancy said...

These are both such pretty stitching projects Barbara, but I think Sunflower House is definitely you! It is such a beautiful sampler.

When you make the stuffed baked apples can you please share the recipe? They sound delicious! Kevin is anxious for me to start making apple pies!

I am SO glad to hear your grandchildren are OK. That must be such a big relief!

Solstitches said...

Barbara! You are making not only yourself hungry but me also :)
All those baked goodies sound so delicious.
You've chosen a beautiful sampler to work on. Such a pity not to finish it up and enjoy it.
I love everything by Blackbird Designs and Sunflower House is gorgeous.
Happy to hear your family are safe and well.

Nancy said...

Well, now that you have made me want some of every item you just talked about. Wow. I have not made apple dumplings in ages. I forgot about them and they sure are not hard to make. Maybe this fall season I will.
Love your stitching projects. I am going to start the July angel and another sweater, smaller this time, for Zoe.
Nancy V

diane said...

Sunflower House is a great pick to stitch and finish! I love it, of course and remember your love of sunflowers, so I look forward to seeing your finish soon.