Saturday, March 24, 2012

Remember Me???

Wow, a whole month! I either need to get better at this blogging thing or give it up altogether. I feel like I should have more to show, but really don't have much. Scary health matters have made me want to hide under the covers, and that really isn't conducive to stitching. After finishing On Diligence, I have had an aversion (temporary I hope) to stitching anything too big. I just love the little rabbit in this Stacy Nash design. It is called the Spring Hare Standing Pinkeep. Obviously, I did not finish it into a standing pinkeep, although it might have been easier than what I did. My sewing skills are atrocious! :) It has been quite awhile since I had my sewing machine out and I think it shows.

Apparently, my housekeeping skills are atrocious too. I just noticed the dust. :) Here is a picture minus dust.

I thought this little rabbit family was cute.

I seem to have a problem getting the ideas from my head to my hands. It took me forever to finish these two small items. It didn't help that the sewing machine gremlins had visited since the last time I used it. I found Vonna's tutorials helpful. They were first tries, and I'm pretty happy with them. I guess it beats stitching them and putting them in a drawer.
Moving on from the rabbit theme, one of my favorite designers is Heartstring Samplery. I think this design is so pretty, and I love the verse. Here is a picture of my small start.

A recent purchase from 123 Stitch, using the gift certificate I won in a giveaway from Marly. I'm not much of a gadget person, so I stuck with charts.

I recently received these boxes from Marly. I think she did a wonderful job, and I love them!

I have really enjoyed looking at wedding gowns with my daughter, and all of the other fun things that go into planning a wedding. I can't wait for next May. :)

Finally, a very simple 25th wedding anniversary celebration. I can't believe it has been that long. :)

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful spring weather, I know I am!


Margaret said...

I hope the health matters aren't serious. Happy anniversary! The stitching and finishing all looks great to me. I love that Heartstring Samplery piece too. Beautiful!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm sorry to read that you're having health problems and I hope things get better for you soon. I love what you chose to stitch and finish... both designs are great. Love the new start too.
Happy Anniversary and enjoy all of your daughter's wedding planning.

Chris said...

Hey Penny,
I am thinking of you and hoping the health matters clear up and you are feeling better.
I love your finishes. I think that you have done a great job. Your stitching is so beautiful.
And that new stash...Wow! I love the cat the best.
Congratulations on 25 years! I hope that you enjoy every minute of time with your daughter planning for her wedding and new life.
p.s. is your header Nantucket?

Brigitte said...

Oh, I love the two little pillows, they are so pretty.
I hope you will soon be feeling a lot better.

Lois said...

Penny, so nice to see a post from you. I'm sorry that you've had health issues and hope that things improve for you. Two lovely finishes, nice new stash and beautiful boxes. Happy anniversary! My DH and I celebrate ours the end of this month. It will be our 29th and I am amazed at where the years have gone!!! Enjoy the wedding planning with your daughter - what a lovely picture of the two of them.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I hope your health scares aren't too serious. Sending good thoughts your way.

Your bunny finishes turned out great and I love your new WIP.

Your DD is lovely - I'll bet it's fun doing wedding planning and shopping. I should have had a girl....

Krista said...

Happy anniversary! Love those bunny stitches and your new start too!

Melissa said...

I love your finishes, especially the first photo of the bunny pillow! I have that Heartstring S design too but haven't started. The flowers are gorgeous.

Your daughter is very pretty! I bet lots of excitement planning the wedding.

Happy Anniversary!

pam said...

Your work is lovely! The rabbits are great:)

Kathy Ellen said...

Hope that this finds you feeling much better. Happy Anniversary! I love the finishing on the Rabbit pinkeep, and the cute rabbits piece is really adorable.

Chris said...

Hello Penny,
I just nominated you for the Leibster award. Please see my blog to accept.

Veronica said...

Very adorable pillows. Love the lace you added to Spring Hare.. Your new start is lovely too.


Carol said...

First of all, Happy 25th Anniversary, Penny! That is really something to be proud of in this day and age. And what fun to have your daughter's wedding to plan--enjoy!!

Your little rabbit pillow are darling--I just love Spring Hare--have never seen him. And I was planning on stitching the Lucky pillow for my March bowl and changing the little hares to all boys (like my three sons), but I ran out of time. Seeing yours makes me definitely want to put it on my list for next year!

Enjoy your lovely new stash and those great boxes from Marly--aren't mail days fun!!

Joy said...

Your stitching and finishing are lovely! Can't wait to see progress on your current HSS. Happy Anniversary!

diamondc said...

Penny: I have daily prayers I will include you in them, all your stitching is wonderful.

marly said...

Happy Anniversary! I sure hope your health issue has a good resolution. I enlarged that flower vine and I love it - need to go look up her charts again. I'm glad you like your boxes - take care!

♥ Nia said...

Sorry to hear about your health issues =/ I hope you are 100% well now! best wishes to you =)
Lovely works! :)

PS: don't give up on the blogosphere!! =)