Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello Summer :)

It's hard to believe it's June already!
Crazy how time flies.
It seems like the older I get
 the faster everything goes speeding past me!
Or maybe it's just me?
Yesterday was a beautiful 85 degrees here
 so I kidnapped picked up 3 of my grandsons
and took them over to my daughter's house to play in the pool.
On the way home I asked them if they had any fun.
Elijah (8) -  "yes"
Caleb (6) - "I did too"
Gabriel (almost 3) - "yep"
Then Elijah says "but I'm the oldest AND the biggest,
so I had the most fun of all.
Caleb had some fun too,
but not as much as me.....(pause).....
and Gabriel had the least amount of fun. :)

Love these guys!!!!

I just finished this piece called
"Summer Soapbox" by Bent Creek.
I stitched it on 28ct Buttermilk linen
over 2 threads
and I changed some of the thread colors
to what I had on hand that I liked.
This is the first of my new obsession
with seasonal pieces that I can change out.

I used some lightweight canvas gingham to edge it
and ironed on some fusible fleece to add body.
I backed it in simple muslin
and added the bow for hanging.


  1. Can I have spring back....I don't enjoy the upper 90's like I do the mid 80's...just sayin...
    You are such a great finisher....I gotta learn that habit!

  2. Love it Karen! Great job! I've been stitching like mad over here. I can't get enough of it! Thanks for all the inspiration! :)

  3. Great finish! LOL at your grandson's comment