Monday, July 26, 2010

Back From the Finisher! Thanks Mom!

Don't know if anyone else feels this way, but I'm not sure where the month has gone. July is almost done! Where did it go? We haven't really done anything yet, no real vacation or getaways. I guess we'll just have to pack in more in August.

Changed my blog design to something new that suits my personality! Yes, it's pink! My fav colour! I love pink! I have a wonderful raspberry pink Coach purse, and a couple pink cases for my iPod (just in case I feel like light pink, or dark) and my iPad case is hot pink! Even my cell phone is hot pink! Yes I love my pink!!

I have a couple of things back from my finisher! Thanks Mom! LOL! She may take a while, but the price is sure right! First is my DD's Unicorn pillow. Mom did a fab job on the sewing! DD is very happy with her new pillow!
The second is my TW Designworks bookmark! We decided it needed a ribbon, so we found one is Mom's stash. I think it works well!

Here are the update/progress photos of my Spring Carousel Horse. I have finished the top left corner. It's not coming along as fast as I would like, but it's progress nonetheless. I have to now put it down to work on CITA Parts 13 and 14, which I hope to have finished by this weekend. According to Papillon Creations website, the next part won't be out until the middle of September, so I will have plenty of time to stitch the TIAG Baby Sampler. Of which I hope to be done by that point, other than the lettering, which I won't be able to finish until the baby is born in December.

A closer shot to see a little more detail.

I bought myself a little treat while Hubby and I had taken a trip to Brantford. We went to and I bought some silks and threads and this little needle holder. I have been better about not using my teeth to hold the needle while changing thread. (Very bad habit, I know! I'm working on it!)

Then we had dinner at Eastside Mario's. It was a nice treat to just go out together. DD was at my Mom's for a couple of days.

I have a some animal shots for your viewing pleasure! First, here is a picture of a cute little rabbit. It was just scared to death. The wheat fields around the house were being combined last week, and Hubby was cutting the lawn. Poor little thing had no idea where to go!

Next, are a couple of my birds! A couple of downy woodpeckers and

a little hummingbird!

That's all I have for now. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer! Will update again soon!


COUSON said...

Rôooooooooooooo,I love your blog in pink!It's cute & your works are awesome!I would like to have rabbits & birds in my neighbourhood!Kisses.Couson

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Gee, I hope you had fun at County Accents, and it's only a few block away from Henley's Landing. Who knew? Brenda is always ready to order anything and usually gets it out to anyone who orders very quickly.(just a small plug for a good friend) Your stitching is coming along nicely and as far as where the heck July went,,, I'm wishing I was still in Mass or NH.
Be always in stitches.

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like a great time. Love the finishes and stitching!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Great stitching and finishing.

THose needle holders are awesome for finding needles and pins that have been dropped. (oops did I just say that outloud)

DJ said...

I love pink too!! Lovely stitching! Your attention to detail is amazing! Love the animal pics, such a rare treat to get a hummingbird! *Hugs*

Dawn said...

Melissa your Pillow is wonderful... lovely stitching.... also the carousel horse is coming on great.
Gorgeous animal pictures... clever you!!!

Babs in Alabama said...

Melissa, your mom is a great finisher and you can tell her I said that :) The ribbon on the bookmark was just made for it. Love the birds and the bunny and the carousel horse is looking good. I know DD is proud of her unicorn and I'm beginning to like pink myself.

DUSTY said...

Your stitching is lovely and your mom did a great job finishing. I love the Unicorn !!!

Lynn said...

How nice that your Mom is able to do some finishing for you! She does a lovely job.
Your carousel horse is really coming along too.

Great pics! I love taking pictures of the birds that visit our feeder.

sharona said...

Great Work!