Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas in July

Well it certainly feels like Christmas is July, not based on the temperature but on my stitching. I've been busy busy!

I've finished 2 needlepoint ornaments but I can only share one. The other is a surprise.

I traced out this Hello Kitty and stitched it for mr daughter.

Last week I finished this ornament from the 2012 JCS Christmas issue. Happy Holidays by Country Cottage Needleworks.


So then I picked another ornament design on my list. Here's my start on Owliver by Jemini Designs.


And of course, progress on my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow.






Oh! And I got a finished ornament back from Faye at Carolina Stitcher.  I just love it!
Quaker Darning Sock 2012 by Legacy Dedigns.


And look at my sweet girl, all excited about new fall clothes!





Sunday, July 13, 2014

And I'm back!

I am back to stitching, and with a vengeance! It's been a crazy week and a half.  With "summer camp" taking two weeks off around the 4th of July, my 2 1/2 year old has been home 24/7.  Needless to say...crazy house!  But during quiet time and bed time, I managed to get a lot done.


Here's a needlepoint UNC candy cane that I will taking to my local store to have finished.  Love the sparkly threads on this one.


From the 2012 JCS Christmas Ornament edition, this is a Quaker Darning Stocking by Legacy Designs.  I've mailed it off to Faye at Carolina Stitcher to finish for me. --> I can't sew :D



Here's the usual suspect, my Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings.  I finished up block 4 and started on block 5.



While going through my stash, I found this crewel kit from the Crewel Work Company by Phillipa Turnbull.  This pattern is called Secret Squirrel. I just love it.  It's part of her Elizabethan series.





And my week wouldn't be complete without cooking some delicious food.  Come on!  It's why I work out so hard.

Oven "Fried" Eggplant Parmesan - homemade pomodoro sauce, bruschetta bread salad, and gorgonzola garlic bread.


And with some gorgeous looking cod from the Shrimp Connection here in town, I made potato crusted cod, adapted from this America's Test Kitchen recipe.



And what post would be complete with out a snap of the little one.  Listen to and I quote, "her favorite song." (it's just some random classical stuff my husband put on an old iPod shuffle)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

How time flies!

I haven't posted a blog in months! I guess things just got busy. Well... I also lost my stitching mojo for a good 3 months! But it's back and with a vengeance! I am diligently working on Christmas at HRH. I also picked up and forgotten crochet blanket project. And I have reignited my love of needlepoint. So hopefully there will be many posts to come.


Block 4 of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow


And a few personal pics to catch you guys up!

Easter 2014

Trip down to FL and her first time at the beach.

When did she get to be such a big girl? 


And yes I'm still cooking...
Oh my blueberry pie made from delicious local blueberries.