Monday, July 27, 2009

A Tasty Treat

I wanted to share with all of you, a wonderful surprise I received this weekend. Homemade Marion Berry and Raspberry Jam. WOW!! One of my friends canned this jam with her children, and shared these 2 with me. How did she know I LOVE these?! Thank you so much for this great treat. It was a fabulous lunch today!!

I have a few things to share. First, I finished Village of Hawk Run Hollow yesterday, Sunday afternoon!!! YEAH!!!! With the help of my friend, for giving me NPI 993 lot 6; to help finish. We still cant figure out why I ran out of 993. Is it because the pattern calls for 40ct, 1 strand; and you need 3 skeins? Or is it because I used 36ct, 2 strands; with 3 skeins??!! LOL. (For those of you stitching Village on 36ct with 2 strands, you will need more then 1 skein for block 12.) Anyway, I will be sure and get an extra of any color listed with quantity for the next one. I cant run out again!!!! I lent my iron to a friend, so I should be able to press it tomorrow and post a picture perhaps Wednesday.

I have started Pigalle from Long Dog Samplers on 40ct with gorgeous Belle Soie colors. I will post some pictures of the progress tomorrow. It is so delicate!! I am not used to stitching on 40ct, these past few weeks of hard crunch time stitching on Village, it seems so different! Not to worry, I am already back into the swing of things. Remember 45 & 48 ct are still calling!!

It is very hot today so my Husband and I decided to take it easy, ran our morning errands and rented some $1.00 movies. First was 'Australia', which wasnt bad. I was able to work on my floss organizing some more. I worked on Crescent Colors, got them done. I am going to need some more supplies! I really am loving this system. If you are interested, it is the post right before this one. The 2nd movie we rented is 'Taken'. We havent watched it yet, will do so in a few. I have been looking forward to this one, so I hope it is good!!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I cant believe it is the last week of July already!!! Have a great day!


  1. The jam looks delish! Congrats on finishing VoHRH!!! I'm on Block #3 now and almost finished it! I love stitching this sampler, it's hard to stop and work on my other projects. And stitching on 45 & 48 count - you must really have good eyes!!!

  2. Congrats on the finish! Can't wait to see photos of it. (Is it Wednesday yet???) The jam looks yummy....fresh homemade bread right out of the oven...mmmmmm!!!! Sounds like you have some sweet friends, lucky you!

  3. I guess summer time is jam time. Just yesterday I cooked some blueberry jam myself. Yours looks so yummy.
    Congrats on the finish. I am very excited to see the pictures of it and your new start.

  4. OH boy, Shannon, I am doing that Happy Dance with you! Can't wait to see it in all of it's finished glory! And I can't wait to see your new start!

    Nothing better then homemade jam for the soul! Glad your friend remembered you!

  5. Mmmmm, that jam looks delicious! I love homemade jam! Congrats on finishing VoHRH!!! I'm glad you found some 993 to finish it with -- it's such a bummer to run out of floss! Can't wait to see Pigalle -- it's such a pretty piece!

  6. Congratulations on your fabulous finish! Feels so good, doesn't it? On to the next one...


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