Thursday, June 23, 2016


Celebrating a recent finish - Blackbird Designs Garden Borders. The colors at least in person are so pretty. I used my grandmother's initials. She always had such beautiful flowers and I wish I had inherited her very green thumb. 

Here are a few new acquisitions - with one exception there seems to be a theme.

And in the category of "I loved it so much," I bought it twice -

So...if, anyone, is interested I would be happy to send it along to you.

Thankfully, I seem to be back to 100% which is a good thing as we are a little behind on a few celebrations.

We are so proud of our son - he has worked so hard to catch up after his injury that required him to take some time off and is set to graduate with a 4.0 GPA.

We also celebrated his 24th birthday

And of course a birthday beer

Lola is celebrating another nap

Here's hoping there are some celebratory occasions in your future!


  1. those are wonderful reasons to celebrate - and congratulations to you and your son on the fine college achievement!

  2. Your BBD piece is gorgeous. So sweet to use your grandmother's initials. And looks like plenty of new stash to keep you busy.

    Yea for your son! So glad you are feeling better to enjoy the celebration.

  3. So great to read that you are feeling fine again and that you are back to your old self.
    Such a lovely finish, Penny. I love this BBD series a lot. And a nice tribute to your grandmother.
    Oh my, such nice new stash indeed. I have always loved Elizabeth Howell with all the red in the border of her sampler. A great piece.
    Congratulations to your son on his success!

  4. I am glad you are well again Penny. Congratulations to your son!
    What a gorgeous sampler you are working on. Was your grandmother's name Victoria?

  5. The border sampler by BBD is so pretty.I have that one in my stash. Seeing yours makes me think I need to get it out! Congratulations to your son!

  6. Congratulations to your son. So glad to hear you are recovered. Looks like you have lots of stitching coming up!

  7. Beautiful finish and lovely stash!! Congrats to your son !!

  8. Very pretty finish! I especially love the eyelets in the roof. Happy birthday and huge congrats to your son!

  9. Congrats to your son! That's amazing. Gorgeous stitching, and lovely new stash too! :D

  10. Love your BBD piece, also your new stash! Congratulations to your son. To persevere like that after a setback is a wonderful thing. And a 4.0 GPA too! You must be so proud!

  11. Congratulations to your son's achievement! Is there a club for those of us who liked it so much it was purchased twice? If there is I qualify for charter membership.

  12. Good news to read you are so much better.
    Congrats to your son on his achievement in his studies.
    Beautiful finish you have created and lots of new things to keep you busy.

  13. I love your beautiful BBD finish so nice to use your GF's initials. I am also a sampler maker but sadly I have to use low count fabrics beacause of my eye sight.Your cat is very cute and pretty.

  14. A lot to celebrate. A beautiful finish

  15. Looks like lots of great things happened lately, Penny--most important of all is that you have recovered! Congratulations to your son--that is a wonderful GPA! I'm sure he has a bright future ahead of him...

    Love your new patriotic stash and your finish in honor of your grandmother is very special.

    Wishing you and your family a very special holiday weekend!


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