Thursday, May 28, 2015

Patriotic Stitchy Vignette


 Good morning !
I finished stitching up this Blackbird designs In Full Glory. Patriotic piece a couple days ago and yesterday I decided to put it into this frame .. I cut a piece of mounting board just snug enough to sit inside the frame so the stitching can be removed and the frame used for different seasonal pieces.
 I did dry brush the frame with cream paint ..It is actually made of plastic but you can't tell and it looks so pretty.. I used a piece of burlap looking ribbon for the bottom ..I just wrapped it around the homespun piece and tied it. I then glued an old button to the tie.,
 The roses are still going strong from Mothers day these were from my daughter.... I have them in a vase inside a galvanized pail ..I am hoping they will just dry this way :) There is a stem of green thistles and a flag also in the pail.
 I had problems with the blue homespun check being straight again yesterday so I just used it diagonally again.

 Remember I used the frame in the spring for Prairie Schoolers R is for Rabbit ?
and its first use was this winter design from Little House Needleworks.
I finished this Year In Chalk for June last night ..my pup is saying can we go to bed yet ? I did change the brownish thread to blue to go better with my patriotic summer decor ..
Yesterday was stormy and sunny ..it changed every 15 minutes ..But the iris are blooming !
Yesterdays sunrise..
Don't you just love this time of year with all the flags and the red white and blue decor!
I am off to work in the yard ! Have a wonderful day !

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Patriotic Galvanized Tiered Tray

 Hello ..
Hope you all had a great weekend !
I finished up the galvanized tiered tray that resides in the kitchen with its patriotic decorations.

 Flags, stars, red, white and blue flowers, daisies, blue transferware ,a little stitched piece, a small chalkboard are all included !
 Painted mason jars with red gingham fabric ties..
 This tiered tray came from Sam's club last spring ..and I so enjoy decorating it for the holidays..

 I am still on the lookout for some red transferware to add into the decorations.. Good thing church rummage sale season is upon us :)

 Dried blue hydrangeas from the garden ..

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Monday, May 25, 2015

It's Memorial Day!

 Happy Memorial Day!
I had finished stitching Old Glory from Little House Needleworks the other night ..and this is how I finished it off.

 I had found this clipboard frame at Michael's a few weeks ago ( I know another clipboard frame from Michaels:) I loved how this stitched piece looked on it. I had trouble with the blue homespun check ..it would just cooperate and line up straight.I turned it sideways and the squares are on the diagonal now. it looks much better than crooked lines.


 It is sitting inside the boxwood wreath I made from clippings from our yard..and the dried hydrangea is also from our yard.
The bowl and the urn are from the Goodwill sitting on a vintage scale . The upside down basket is also from Goodwill.


Thanks so much to all the service men and women who sacrifice for our country ..

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Summer Stitching




 Good morning !
Summer and all the patriotic decorations are coming out !
I had finished stitching this Lizzie Kate 4 seasons summer a while ago ..and last night mounted it onto needlework board and also added a mounted piece of red gingham to this aqua clip frame I found at Michaels.
I did change the colors on the Lizzie Kate to fit in with the more red ,white and blue theme..and the aqua frame .Don't you love red and aqua together ? I do !!


 I started foofing the galvanized tiered tray for summer.. I still need to add more flags and maybe some little banners . I was just anxious to show you this summer stitching !
I will be back soon ( I hope)  to show you that!
 I stacked these two Good Will baskets ..stuffed a Mason Jar in the top one .. My daughter and I painted the red,white and blue mason jars a couple years ago. I put them in a wire mason jar basket that was a gift from my sister in law.
When I put the seasons out next year I will be making a fabric mat for all of them ..I love the red gingham on the summer so they will all be getting fixed up !
Here are the rest of the 4 seasons
Fall
Winter 
Spring
I did finally get my vegetable garden planted on Thursday ..So late this year ..Hoping we have better summer weather than we have had so far this spring!
Have a fun and safe Memorial weekend!
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Summer Wreath

 Good morning !
I finished this stitched Prairie Schooler Summer piece into the grapevine wreath like I did with the spring version
I used sticky needlework board and red gingham for the bottom layer , then mounted the stitching on the sticky needlework board and hot glued the 2 pieces together. I hot glued a strip of burlap to the back to tie to the grapevine wreath..



Here is my progress on the Santa Stocking .. this one is a beast to stitch . But it will be so pretty when it's finished.  There is alot of backstitching to be added but I wait until the end. 

I started to put out the red, white and blue.. the foyer is my first place to decorate.
I am stitching 3 different patriotic pieces ..this is the first .
there was such a pretty sunset the other night.. My garden still isn't planted .. too much rain and cold .Hoping for later today or tomorrow ! I do have alot of zinnias sprouting up everywhere though ! Have a great weekend !
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies


Happy Sunday !
I baked these cookies today for the first time in a long time and they are so good I thought you would like to bake them too!
I use my cookie scoop to scoop out all the chocolate dough ..you need two balls per cookie.. They are big :) I got 18 cookies out of the recipe . Then I divided the peanut butter mixture up into 18 portions for the centers. I baked mine for 13 minutes since they are pretty big.

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