Monday, June 22, 2015


Oh My Gosh!!!!  Has it really been since April since I have posted?  That doesn't seem possible!  But I guess it is.

We have been so busy, with the business, with the yard, with the house.  And we've even been busy with taking some time for ourselves, and enjoying the good weather and heading out camping when we can.  Or going on little day trips.  So we have been living life.

I have been stitching too.  So sorry Linda!!!  You must think that I have abandoned you in our SAL.  It's not every Sunday that I get a chance to stitch, but when I do it's not very progressive so there wasn't much to show.  But yesterday I managed to stitch for the better part of the day on Cornwall Cottage so I thought I should post an update.  I'm about to turn a corner here on it soon in the next couple of weeks.

I also needed a little instant gratification a while back and stitched up a LHN - Season's Greetings.  Which will be made into a ornament at some point this year. Mind you even this I finished a while ago and I didn't post it.

We have decided that we are going to make a little long weekend for ourselves this coming weekend, and leave on Thursday after work to go camping.  The temps are going to be up high, so the best place for us to be at that time is beside a lake, fishing, reading, relaxing...and maybe stitching.  But I find that when I'm camping I like to read.  I have been on a reading kick for the last couple of months...perhaps that's why my stitching is kind of taking a backseat.  But that seems to happen to me every summer.  I love sitting out on the patio with a tall cool glass of something and reading.  It's one of my favorite summer pastimes.

Hope everyone is well!


Honeybee said...

Ooo, I have that little LHN design! Yours is so pretty!

Daffycat said...

I'm loving the border on this...such yummy colors! I also adore the little finish, aren't "quickies" gratifying?

I think lots of us have a slow-down in the summer months, there always seems to be something else that has to be done or somewhere to go!

Linda said...

It's looking fabulous. Glad to hear you have been enjoying the good weather too - always best to make the most of it while you can. x

Robin said...

Your progress looks great. I am not near as far as you. I have to put it aside while I work to keep up with my SAL and my instant gratification pieces! Sounds like you are having a lovely relaxing time camping and day tripping and reading.

katica said...

Looking great! You've been missed!

Barb said...

That design is just beautiful. Have a fun week-end!

Manuela said...

Wonderful progress.
Some days ago I have start this pattern, too.
Greetings, Manuela

Ranae Ehmen said...

Looking so pretty

Carol said...

Always nice to see a post from you, Barbi--no matter how long it's been :) Your WIP is fabulous and I love your little cardinal finish. I just bought that chart, too, but am waiting for the thread to arrive.

Hope your camping trip is fun and relaxing--whether reading or stitching, I am always relaxed! Enjoy :)

Faith... said...

Season's Greetings looks great! Congrats on your finish.

Brigitte said...

Great to read you again - and to see your wonderful progress on the Cornwall Cottage sampler. And such a nice little cardinal finish that you managed to stitch in between.

Like you I tend to read more in the summer because I love to sit on the terrace for reading. So I'm always a bit torn between reading and stitching but I try to make time for both each day.

Laura's Reviews said...

Life gets busy! Your stitching is beautiful - I wish I could be so talented!

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