Friday, July 13, 2012

Greetings From The Easy Bake Oven

Finally finished! I may have said this before, but stitching that grass was better than a sleeping pill. A few stitches and I was nodding off. I know I don't want to stitch anymore grass for awhile. :)

Actually,this grass is a lot greener than the real thing around here. I know we were supposed to have a brief respite from the heat, but I must have missed it.

There were some heavenly breezes blowing off the water in Old New Castle the other day. This poor little guy was probably wishing he could strip his fur suit off. Because of the blazing sun he is a little hard to see.

Being busy with my parents has left my garden sadly neglected this year. I still can't believe I didn't buy any annuals. Thank goodness for perennials. These hardy little things aren't looking too bad.

I may be adding a new planting to my garden soon. It's called Vinny.

He is so sweet with people. Unfortunately, not so much with the other cats. This is the look he sometimes gives me when I have had to be firm with him.

My daughter has been in North Carolina for a week now and I still miss her terribly! I know it will get easier with time (I hope). This is a picture of her and my future son-in-law taken at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington, North Carolina.

I know we all go through tough times in life but those times become a little easier when you have wonderful blogging friends! I find encouragement in the lovely comments I receive! I appreciate everyone who takes the time to visit. I don't know if I will ever quit being amazed at the kindness I have found here in blogland.


Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish Penny! I love the grass area with all the animals in it although it does look as though it might have been a lot of work!
Your flowers are pretty and the kitty is cute.
Lovely picture of your daughter and her fiance.
I hope you get too see her soon.

Margaret said...

Beautiful finish! I just love this piece! It really is hard missing your kid, isn't it? I guess we're going through some of the same things right now.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your sampler is beautiful... and I hear you about stitching all that grass. But, it's all well worth the effort when you see the final results.

Vickie said...

Beautiful sampler finish! Very nice picture of your daughter and future SIL. Vinny♥

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the great finish!

Melissa said...

I love that sampler, Penny! It's on my to-stitch pile but I must admit the grass has put me off so far! It's such a cute piece though. I love Beth's designs.

That's a lovely photo of your DD and your future SIL. My favourite pic though is Vinny! I just want to pick him up and give him a cuddle!

Barb said...

The sampler finish is beautiful-the grass was worth the long boring stitching! Your daughter is so lovely!

Karen said...

Gorgeous sampler! Vinny looks so sweet, he must be nice to have around. Your daughter is beautiful and she looks so happy with her fiance. I always enjoy your blog, Penny!

Chris said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish Penny! I really love this sampler.What kind of frame are you going to choose? What is your next stitching project?
Sweet pic of your daughter! you will just have to come visit NC. Wilmington is fun!
Have a restful weekend :0)

Sally said...

What a stunning finish Penny. It is so pretty.

Lovely photo of your daughter and future son-in-law.

marly said...

Congratulations. The more I see of this sampler the more I like it. Great job! Enjoyed the photos!

Kathy Ellen said...

Your beautiful stitching is wonderful in this masterpiece sampler, Penny. It will be a family treasure!

I can empathcize with you, having several of our married children and grandchildren living many states away. It does get a little easier, with time, but we manage to keep in touch pretty often, so that does help.

Blessings for you, Penny.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Hi Penny. Love your blog! What an accomplishment finishing Never Let you Go. I'm just crazy about the little animals in the grass. Hope you get some relief from the heat soon, until then, my wish for you is that you get in plenty of stitching.

Teresa S. said...

Never Let You Go turned out just beautiful! Can't wait to see what you start working on next :)

Veronica said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Stitching the grass is dull but the result so worth it.

Lovely flowers and your kitty is so cute.

Your DD and partner makes a beautiful couple.


Mindi said...

Absolutely beautiful finish! Stitching grass is probably much healthier than popping a sleeping pill, and sounds like it was more effective than a cup of chamomile tea :)

Lois said...

What a beautiful finish Penny! I can imagine how boring stitching all that grass became but it was so worth the effort! Lovely pic of your daughter and future son-in-law.

BrendaS said...

WOO HOO! Beautiful finish Penny! I love all the details in that sampler and have it on my "to do" list!

Brigitte said...

Oh Penny, what a beautiful finish you have here. I love this kind of sampler with all the animals in the grass. But I also know from my own experience that it can be kind of boring to stitch all the grass, lol.

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so sorry your daughter is so far away, Penny... Not having a daughter I don't really know how it feels, but I can tell how her absence has left a hole in your heart. She looks very happy with her fiance so that must bring you some consolation...

Your sampler is gorgeous--I just love all those little creatures on the grass, especially the rooster. What a fun stitch (outside of the grass!) this must have been :)

Anonymous said...


Just found your lovely blog.

Your finish is beautiful.
Vinny is adorbale.
Your daughter and son-in-law to be make a lovely couple.

Mary Ann said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Your finish of Never Let You Go is gorgeous!!

Dona said...

Congratulations on finishing such a beautiful sampler! Hopefully time will erase the pain of stitching that grass.

It is hard missing a child. It looks like she is happy though, and that helps I hope.

Erica said...

Beautiful stitching!
Love your kitties!
I have 5 of them. I'm afraid my stitching will never be free of cat har!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish Penny, congratulations

Sally said...


Just found your lovely blog.

Congrats on your finish, it's beautiful!

Your flower photos are great and your kitty is just gorgeous!
Lovely pic of your daughter and future son-in-law.

Peggy Lee said...

I hope the rain arrives soon near you.
Beautiful finish. I too have problems nodding off while stitching. I usually wake up to the croaking of frogs in the morning.

Anonymous said...


Just come across your blog.

Congrats on your finish, it looks beautiful.
Lovely photo of your daughter and son-in-law.
Your flowers are very pretty!