Monday, August 31, 2009

Two Days Until School starts!

Hard to believe that summer is almost over!! On September 2nd, my younger two will begin the school year. My oldest has another week, as she is starting university....

We've been busy...doing little day trips, shopping for back to school, the kids have been having friends over and sleep's been nice.

I've been busy stitching and working on my swedish weaving. I did finish up this cross-stitch and framed it. This is a frame I bought new, but I have been on the search for neat second hand frames and do have some on hand for future projects. This now hangs in my dining room. I just loved working on this one! It's "Sheltering Tree" from With Thy Needle and Thread. Wonderful, fun stitch.

Yesterday we took a drive to Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, and to the Swiss Air Memorial Site....for those of you that aren't familiar with the Swiss Air Memorial Site....a plane crashed off the waters of Peggy's Cove in September 1998, killing all aboard. This site is a dedication to them, and a place for family members to go and pray, or just sit quietly. There was a couple there when we arrived...the man was hugging the woman, and they were reading the dedication. I was wondering if they had lost a family member in the disaster.

Well, much to do today...I think I'll try and squeeze in a trip to the Thrift Store as well...if I have the time!

Have a great day everyone!!



Monday, August 10, 2009

New Blog!

I have started a new Blog, as there are some Cross-stitch charts that I am done with and willing to sell or trade....I only have a couple on there right now...will add more as I get to them...please have a look if you are interested. Thanks!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Randomness around my home....

This is Blackbird Designs, "My Gift to You"...stitched and hung on my "Antique" wall going down to the family room. It was a fun stitch, and I like the frame I found for it.

The above is a memory box I did in honour of my mom. I found some neat things when I had to go through her possessions....My mom was born in 1920, so alot of these things are super, super old. I have a school photo....a report card from when she was in grade 4, a "BirthdayBook" presented to her when she was 14, and most precious of all, an Autograph Book that belonged to her older sister, and mom wrote in it, and signed it when she was 7!! Also, all her sisters and brothers and mom signed it!! I just love that!!

The above are beautiful barn photos taken by a friend of mine...he was nice enough to send me them and I printed them off and framed them for my kitchen!!

This is a Bellpull that I did a few months ago, I incorporated my children's initials into it. It's hard to see here, but it looks really nice on the wall, or so I think! LOL
Have a great day everyone!!