Friday, May 20, 2016

She is married!

Good morning! 
If you are a regular reader of my blog ..you know that my daughter was getting married in Disneyworld last week.. These are a few of the photos I took ..the last 2 are from their professional photo shoot.. 
It was an amazing wedding and a wonderful trip being there for a week with all 5 kids and grandkids!

What a beautiful bride she was! The wedding took place at the Boardwalk Resort outside in a pavilion.. It was a hot day but no rain !

One of the sign carriers decided to pick up rose petals instead of carrying the sign ...so good thing his bigger brother did the job! Adorable! We made their little bow ties and I made the chalkboard sign with a chalkboard marker..

Just Married!

All the brothers ..

Her wedding was on Friday and then off to a dinner with the characters...
On Sunday they had a photo shoot in the Magic Kingdom at 6;30 am before they opened ..Can't wait to see all the professional pictures! I
I will show you more photos in another post!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The last of my 15 Stitchmaynia starts!

Good morning!
These are the last of my 15 Stitchmaynia starts..
On Mother's Day .. There wasn't very much time to stitch but I started this Stitchrovia's Wonderful Time of the Year.. It's on white fabric even though it looks cream. 
Then Frosty Forrest from Coubtry Cottage Needleworks .. I had planned on starting December from Prairie Schooler but didn't like the fabric I had for it so I started this Rooster ornament from the 1991 Just cross Stitch Ornament Issue .. Isn't it the cutest!?!

Let it Snow another Stitchrovia design loving this one even though the colors are way different from what I usually stitch with! I am also stitching it on blue fabric .. Photo color is way off! Love those cute little skaters!

And last is Sunflowers in Summer from Countrg Cottage Needleworks.. Not a whole lot of stitching time yesterday either!
I had to finish up my 15 starts by yesterday ..because
I am writing this from the airport .. We are on our way to Disney World for my daughters wedding tomorrow! I do have several pieces to stitch with me on the airplane .. Hoping to give you some wedding pics in the next couple days!
Have a great weekend !

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Stitchy Chalkboard Ring Bearer Pillow



Good morning and Happy Monday!
Hope all you Mom's had a great Mother's Day!
Yesterday I finally finished up the ring bearer pillow I stitched for my daughters wedding..
She wanted chalkboard style so it's stitched on black 28 count... and I am proud to say its my own design!

I found the heart shaped rhinestone buttons at Hobby Lobby and the burlap and rhinestone trim also is from Hobby Lobby.. The back of the pillow is black gingham ..The wedding is this Friday so I was kind of procrastinating! :)

  Yesterday we had a little sign carrier practice..They are going to be so cute!
Sometimes you need to wear a unicorn helmet for wedding practice! The chalkboard shape for the sign was also a Hobby Lobby purchase. I drew on it with chalk then went over it with chalk markers. We drilled holes in the top to thread the lace through for them to hold.




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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Week One of Stitchmaynia!


Good morning and Happy Mothers Day!
I made it throught he first week of Stitchmaynia and made 10 starts! I did end up adding enough pieces to take me to 15 starts.. So above was yesterdays 2 starts ..Freedom from Barbara Ana and I added in the May chalk squared ..from Hands on Design.. I am not stitching the design as one ..it will be the main design and then change out the small floral design for the months.. Can't wait to see if how I am picturing finishing it will work!
Friday I started Knock Knock by Prairie Schooler and added in The small square chart from When Witches Go Riding. ..Friday there wasn't much time to stitch at all so I was glad I got that much finished of each one.
Thursday was June from Prairie Schooler..
Wednesday was Summer from Country Cottage Needleworks..
Tuesday .. Awesome from Stitrovia ..love this one in black .. doing it chalkboard style..
Monday Hands on Design Moment in Chalk
and Sunday was the first day and you already saw this photo..but it is Santa's Village, Stocking Store from Country Cottage  Needleworks and Merry Brew from Plum Street Samplers..
So today will be 2 more starts ..This Stitchrovia piece from Cross Stitch Gold magazine..and December from Prairie Schooler
Did you see the peek from The Just Cross Stitch special Halloween issue ? Seasons in Chalk Halloween .. you can preorder the issue now I think it comes out next month! I hope to see all my stitchy buddies out there stitching this one! I get so excited every time I see someone stitching one of the Seasons in Chalk and sharing on Instagram and facebook ..It just makes my day..

So I must say I am so enjoying starting all these wonderful pieces ..so not my usual way of when you finish something you start something new :) I won't keep working on all of them right now .. I will finish up the ones that I want to display now because of the seasons etc. I have to get all my 15 in by Wednesday ..( that is why some days have 2 starts) because I am leaving for a week. Not sure which one or two of these will be making the trip with me .. and then when I get back it will be back to stitching as normal ! I do try to stitch fall/ Halloween pieces on Fridays.. and Christmas pieces on Sundays..so thats my plan...

Have a great week ahead , and I hope all you Mom's get spoiled today!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

I've Gone Crazy=Stitchmaynia


Good morning!
So ..I have gone crazy in a good way :) There is a Facebook group called Stitch Maynia.. In May they do 15 new cross stitch starts in 15 days ..I watched everyone have alot of fun with this last year so I decided I was jumping in! Yesterday for Day 1 I started 2 pieces..The Santa Stocking shop from Country Cottage Needleworks Santa's Village Series and also Merry Brew from Plum Street Samplers.It is adorable! All I got stitched was some border on both of them ..
Today for Day 2 it is Hands On Design A Moment In Chalk .. aren't the colors pretty!
For Day 3 which is my football playing sons birthday I am stitching this for him ( he doesn't read my blog ..I don't know if anyone in my family does :) But I am doing it chalkboard style ..The colors for his Football team at San Diego State are red and black so it is going to be all red and white stitching with maybe a little light grey ... I thought it would be fun to give to him before his first game this fall! This is from Stitchrovia on Etsy..
Day 4 ..Summer from Country Cottage Needleworks ..I am only doing the top half just like Spring.
Day 5 Prairie Schooler June .. the next in the monthly samplers.. Love this one!
Day 6 another Prairie Schooler ..knock knock.. I am not a fan of the orange for eyes and the windows so I will be using the gold for that.
Day 7 Sunflowers in Summer from Country Cottage Needleworks. I think I am leaving out the words under the house and moving that border up ..
Day 8 Another prairie Schooler monthly sampler December..
Day 9 Frosty Forest from Country Cottage needlworks will get started. I am stitching each separately and have a very fun idea for finishing if I can find the vintage thing I am looking for at a flea market this spring/summer..
Day 10 from Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine this snow town piece.. The colors are so bright..way different from my usual but I will give it a start!
Day 11 will be this Barbara Ana freebie .. Love this one too! Actually I love them all :) 
So I have 12 starts here .. I may fill in a few days of 2 starts to bring the number to 15 ..Right now with my schedule that's the way things are shaping up.. I tried to do a 7 start stitch a long last year and only made it to 4 .. so we will see if this works out ! 
Have a great day!

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Yay for May!

 Happy May Day!
I put the last stitches in this Prairie Schooler May piece this morning..
 There is A LOT of grass to stitch in this one ! :)
 I used a green gingham for the background and used the same pedestal frame from Michael's that March
 and April went in ..
These stitch up so cute! Guess it is on to June!
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Farmhouse Daisy Galvanized Tiered Tray


 Happy Sunday Friends!
It was time for the tulips and bunnies in the galvanized tiered tray in the kitchen to be replaced with more chickens, cows and daisies!
 Aren't daisies just the happiest little flower? Even these fake ones are so bright and cheery ..
 Stacked cups and saucers filled with all things farmhouse and spring!

There's a little bit of summer hanging on the dining room wall :)

 Daffodils from the garden ..and a vintage scale vignette are on the other counter..


 Cows and daisies have replaced the bunnies and tulips on the table..
Love these little chickens! They stay in the tray all through spring and summer..
 Black and white cows and black gingham mix perfectly with the chalk painted mason jars filled with daisies..

 There are still some tulips in the house on the chalkboard!
 Hope you are having a great and wonderful weekend!
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