Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fond Hearts

Blackbird Designs- FOND HEARTS
July 2- July 6, 2009

What an interesting few days it has been! Village has been put on the back burner for this weekend, I did manage to stitch the 3 squares out on the bottom, so I am ready to go with the last blocks. Alot of ups and downs this weekend, it has been rough. Lots of visiting with family, lots of laughing & lots of crying. I really enjoyed visiting with my extended family, some you see but twice a year. It is great to come and bond together. To celebrate the 4th of July and a Birthday, it was very special.

I have a hard time sitting still, and while with a ton of family, complete concentration is not going to happen. I went into the bucket of fun, and found this Blackbird Designs 'Fond Hearts'. Great little piece right? I was thrilled with my choice until I realized all the words were 'over-1'. What??!! Stitching the heart & Flowers were done on day 1, and the words took me the rest of the time. Stitched on 28ct Creek Bed Brown from R & R Reproductions, with the recommended WDW Floss. I had kitted this up a few years back, and was overjoyed that I found a piece of "burlap" in my stash, LOL!! Having taken this picture at the wee hours of this morning, I tried to be creative with the sun, shading, & without ironing it, you still get a great look at the piece. I will never forget the weekend I had when I look at this on the wall.

Eating out was the staple of the weekend, breakfast, lunch & dinner; which was another bonding time with everyone. Gourmet Coffee for $0.50 cents!! Shopping also made its way in as well. It was kind of fun to go with such a group, 4-6 different people purchasing little goodies, passing out coupons to our favorite places. Food shopping was an adventure, with all of us thrown into the store, and going our different ways with our shopping carts, lists in hand; almost feels like you are on 'Super Market Sweep' LOL!!

Saw a FABULOUS parade on the 4th, even these fighter jets flew right over the parade route, so low you could almost wave to the pilot! Candy was thrown to the kids, ice-pops given out, and a wonderful afternoon picnic. Fireworks were everywhere, some so close and some in the distance over the city. People were lined up on the streets, across bridges, on roofs of apartment buildings. Outstanding!!

Can you believe I received this Blog Award?! What a wonderful surprise. Cristina gave me this award and I am honored that she did. There are so many wonderful blogs, out there that I like to read, I think something like 50, that everyone deserves the award. Life is always throwing something new at you, and it is hard to keep up with these blogs!! Thanks for thinking of me for this! I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer and keeping those needles flying!!


  1. Woohoo! Beautiful finish! I love your BBD. I prefer the higher counts of linen, but every so often it's nice to pull out those easy on the eyes counts and stitch on them. But over one on anything is still over one. Yikes. Definitely worth the effort, though! I'm glad you had a good 4th!

  2. Sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful weekend with your family! When you don't get to see them but once or twice a year, it is such a special time. I love your Fond Hearts piece. It looks wonderful!!! I never realized the words were over one. I can't imagine getting that done especially if family was around. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

  3. What a sweet design. I know what you mean about some stitched pieces reminding you of certain times in your life. I have many of those memories.
    Congrats on the blog award. You deserve it!

  4. Sounds like you had a great 4th of July! Your Fond Hearts piece is lovely.

    Congratulations on the blog award!!


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