Thursday, June 14, 2012

Oh Boy!

Just checking in, because I can't believe it has been a month. Yikes!! Family issues have seriously limited my stitching time. So try not to be overwhelmed with all of the lovely stitching photos. :)

I'm hoping to be finished with Never Let You Go by Heartstring Samplery in the next few days.

This is a freebie from The Drawn Thread called Four Fat Friends.

Vinny, the square peg, continues to try and fit in. He looks like he might be thinking "Why me?" :)

The lunch queue in my kitchen -

My husband and son recently spent an afternoon at Fair Hill, Maryland. It's a beautiful area and they have been going since my son was just a little boy. They have had many interesting father/son bonding adventures there. Like the time my son disappeared over an embankment and into the creek or the time he stopped to chat with a skunk on the trail. My son took this picture of Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge. Very tranquil looking.

We celebrated a milestone on June 1. I'm no longer the mother of a teenager. I can't believe my little boy is 20.

He has been a good kid and we are proud of him.

I really want to thank everyone who has stuck with this pitiful little blog. I'm always amazed when a new follower pops up. I want to say welcome and thank you to everyone who takes time to visit. I'm afraid I have fallen seriously behind in my commenting and hope to rectify that soon.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and relaxing weekend!


Parsley said...

I enjoyed catching up with you. Nice stitching!

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish.
The sampler is gorgeous and that is a cute little pillow. I like the way you photographed it.

Anonymous said...

Lovely finish and your sampler is looking great!

Happy birthday to your son!
I love the photo of the bridge - it looks very tranquil.

Cute cat photos - I love the queue for food!

Giovanna said...

Great going on the sampler, and the DT finish is so pretty (nice linen!) - well done.

BrendaS said...

Your sampler looks very nice Penny!

Happy B-Day to your son:))

Penny said...

The sampler looks wonderful.... I, too, have that pattern and it is in my basket of things to do.... I just love it and seeing your's makes me feel like I want to get right at it immediately! But I am one of those people that must do one project at a time, and I am working on one right now, so it will have to wait a little while longer!

It's hard for me to believe I have two daughters in their 30's, and one who is 26.... Where does the time go with our little babies?? Happy Birthday to your son!!


Laurie in Iowa said...

Your sampler looks wonderful and I love the DT Four Fat Friends piece.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the sampler and you're nearly done! They grow up fast, don't they?

Melissa said...

O Boy! is right! You're almost done with the sampler and it's a beauty!

Your boy turning 20. Awww. He's still on his trips with his dad, that's great!

Vinny looks like quite a character!

Vickie said...

You have been up to some great stitching. Happy birthday to your son! How wonderful to still have him with you, near and dear.

Vinniey said...

Happy birthday to your son! Beautiful progress on your sampler and it's so gorgeous! :)

P.J. said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures. The sample is coming along well. I just love that scowl on Vinny's face. His expression is intense. Almost looks like Garfield the Cat. Glad you had a moment to drop a post. Happy Birthday to your young man.

Anonymous said...

congratulations !

love your stitches

Barb said...

The sampler is so pretty! A happy birthday to your son!

Margaret said...

Happy belated birthday to your son! Isn't it strange when they stop being teenagers? Love our stitchy progress too. And your meal line -- too cute!

Chris said...

Hey Penny!
Your Heartstring sampler looks great! Now you get to stitch that funky cow :) I love it. The DT piece is so sweet too.
I hope Vinny continues to work out his place in the kitty hierarchy. At least he it looks like he is getting some lap time.
Congratulations to you and your son on his 20th birthday!!
Have a great weekend, I hope that you get some time to stitch.

Mindi said...

The sampler is beautiful.

Siobhán said...

Happy birthday to your son!! I LOLed at the expression on Vinny's face in the photo of him--talk about a picture painting a thousand words! LOL Too cute.

LOVE your stitching! I hope to do that sampler soon, too.

Beautiful photos of Fair Hill! I remember when we went for a day trip/see where the car takes us sort of car ride down to that area. My son got car sick IN the car on the way home. We cleaned it up, of course, but the car still stunk of eau de barf. That night, I left the windows open in the car to air it out. Everybody on the street had their car broken into or vandalized, but ours was fine. We always figured that the vandals opened the car, took one whiff, and closed it back up again. LOL

Enjoy your weekend!

marly said...

I'm liking this sampler more and more - may need to order it. And the little freebie is in my to do pouch that never gets done. Vinny is a handsome boy! Enjoy your weekend.

Lois said...

Penny, lovely to see a post from you! Your Heartstring Samplery piece is lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing you post a pic of it finished. Enjoyed seeing the other pics too. Belated birthday greetings to your son. I remember finding it strange no longer having a teenager around too.

Karoline said...

Lovely to hear from you again.

Never let me go & your Four Fat Friends pillow are looking lovely

Happy Birthday to your Son

Angela said...

Love the DT pillow finish and you are making good progress on Never Let you go :)

Love the lunch queue :)

Brigitte said...

This sampler is such a beauty and you've made some nice progress on it. I also love the little pillow and have to go and look for this pretty freebie.

diamondc said...

Penny I love your Never Let You Go it is lovely, the little pillow is adorable and held by such a sweet lady.
I am lovin the cats.
Thank-you for your lovely comment on my pillow.

Jackie said...

VInny has the most amazing eyes! He looks like a real sweetie.

You're really approaching the finish on Never Let You Go. I hope you reach your timeline goal!