Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WIPocalypse & catching up

I'm late with my WIPocalypse, I know. The past few weeks have been crazy! I'll show you a little stitching first, so if you don't want to read further I won't be insulted!

I was able to complete a couple of small things. First up is the first part of the "Waiting for Christmas" SAL. I'm not quite sure how all the parts will fit together so I will wait to "finish" this until I see. I used a piece of 32 ct. jobelan (color: Queen Anne's Lace) and Carrie's silk thread (color: New Vision). I really love this is wonderful to work with.

The second piece is another of the exchange blocks we are doing with Stitches Timeout this year. The theme for this one was Autumn, and I found this San-Man design called Just a Little Autumn. It is stitched on an unknown piece of linen with DMC. I forgot how much fun San-Mans are to stitch!

I also completed a piece for the Stitched with Love Exchange but it is on it's way to my partner, so I will show that one when the exchange is completed.

I also forgot to show this...I was the lucky person chosen when Tricia had her "scissors scamper" awhile back. She sent this adorable Lizzie Kate scissor fob, with the scissors...and she also included the pattern with a piece of fabric and some beads, so I can stitch it up and pass it along to another friend. It was so much fun to see everyone's scissor collections...I still don't know why I need (?) so many, but they are sure fun to collect! Thanks again Tricia!

So, it's been a few weeks since I posted last and like I said before, we have been busy. Our anniversary was on May 22nd, and we went to see Roger Waters that night. He is touring and performing "The Wall".  We had seen a piece about it on 60 Minutes the Sunday before and thought it would be a fun way to spend our anniversary. Luckily we were able to get tickets because it was a really amazing show.

The we headed off to Boston for the Memorial Day weekend to see our daughter. We were helping to host an engagement brunch for her and her fiance. We had such a nice time. We got to meet Kevin's family and everyone had lots of fun. The weather was great too, so we were able to get out and about a little bit. I didn't take too many pictures...I always forget that I have my camera with me! But here are a couple. We went on the Duck Boat Tour which was lots of fun. Our driver was a hoot! Part of the tour is on land and part on water.

We also went to the JFK Library which was fascinating, and Battleship Cove, where we got to walk through a submarine and battleships. I am in awe of the men who lived on these vessels during the war. There is so little space, especially on the sub. I kept banging my head (and I'm a shorty!), and the stairs are so steep. They make it look so easy in the movies!

And here at home, our annual Rose Festival has begun...parades, lots of activities throughout the month of June. We stopped by the Fun Center with Asher on Saturday, so I'll leave you with a picture of him in a little canoe ride. He's so cute...loves to tell everyone that he's 3 1/2!

So, back to work where our summer reading program is just getting started. Always a very busy time for all of us here at the library.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit...hope you all have a wonderful day!


  1. So glad you liked your prize, Lynda! I love your little Autumn block. So sweet!!!

  2. I loved visiting Battleship Cove when I was living back there. Love your stitching... haven't started my SAL piece yet!

  3. Gorgeous pieces, I love the silk you've used for the Christmas SAL

  4. The duck boat tour looks like a lot of fun!

  5. All of your stitching is lovely--I especially like the San-Man Autumn piece. Your grandson sure is a cutie!!

  6. "
    Waitimg for Christmas is beautiful, and I love to stitch SanMan designs. Sounds like you had a great trip to Boston. When we were there probably 8 years ago it was so hot we just couldn't get out and see anything. We really have to go back....

  7. All your projects look great! The Boston photos are great!

  8. Love those duck tours - aren't they just great fun? We went on one a few years ago when we were in Queensland. Absolute hoot! or should I say quack!!
    Your Christmas SAL is lovely, and that autumn design is gorgeous. The Lizzie Kate design is lovely too - and how sweet of Tricia to send the pattern and some more fabric :o)

  9. Woohoo! Gotta love Boston! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time. The Duck tour looks very fun.
    I love your finishes. How great to have won the scissor fob.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Very nice stitching. I love that little autumn piece with the blackbird which is so cute.

  11. Hello

    Your stitching is beautiful. I love the SAL and the thread colour you chose.
    Great giveaway win!
    Lovely photos, sounds like you had a great time!

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  13. My goodness! I grew up in NH and my husband in Melrose, MA, so Boston is home for both of us. When we started dating, we would go into North End for dinner and just to walk around and smell all of the wonderful aromas from the restaurants and the Italian bakery. We would pick up fresh spices from Polcarie's. Loved Boston.

    Enjoyed your post very much. By the way. I'm having a giveaway of 20 skeins of DMC floss over on my blog at,
    Love your work. Great stitching.

  14. The Silent Night Christmas Tree is lovely! Well done...


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