Tuesday, July 7, 2020

35 years

Hubby and I are celebrating 35 years of marriage today. 
We were supposed to be on a European trip, but there's a virus that interrupted that plan.
Here we are on our wedding day.
This is a picture that our daughter took of the two of us on July 4th.
I have not ventured to the hair salon since February hence the longish hair.
Hubby bought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers. 
We will share a special dinner at home just the two of us.

Speaking of home, my flowers and shrubs have been blooming away this year.
I have tiger lilies
and daylilies.
Hydrangea


I have a blue hydrangea also.

That's all for now. Stay safe and healthy.
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

July Sunday Stitching

Our house was decorated for the July 4th holiday yesterday.
 I didn't finish my Patriotic Bunny though. I managed to stitch the entire flag....without embellishment. I am now working on the birthday cake that the bunny is holding.
It has some 1/4 and 3/4 stitches that I am not enjoying. It is hard to see where to place the stitch on the dark fabric.

 I really don't mind that this is not finished. I was busy this last week visiting with my daughter and her pup, Ruby. It was so nice to have her home with us for 10 days. 
My husband enjoyed playing soccer with Ruby.
Her bed was a favorite place on July 4th with all of the fireworks going off.
Katie and Ruby are going home today. We don't know when we will see them again with the pandemic raging on in the country. I am hoping for either Thanksgiving or Christmas, but that is a long way off. Sigh.......
At least I managed to add a sleeve to the Peanuts Christmas quilt that I made for her a few years ago.
I was glad that I still had enough of the backing fabric left over.
 She has a wall over her stairwell that is the perfect place for it. 
I bought a Hang It Dang It for her to make hanging it easy. 

I have also been adding a few rows here and there to my baby blanket. It is about 3/4 of the way done now. The last time I worked on it I got distracted, made a counting mistake and had to frog almost a whole row. I don't want to do that again.  

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I don't know what I will decide to stitch today, but something will get some attention.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Visits

My son came to visit us two weeks ago and stayed for a week. It was so nice to see him after 3 1/2 months. I got a picture of him when we went to walk on the boardwalk at Jones Beach.
The clouds with the sunset over the water was pretty.

Now my daughter, her husband and their pup, Ruby, are visiting. We last saw my daughter in February and her husband and Ruby in December.
It is so nice to see them again. Ruby likes to give kisses...
and sleep.....sometimes.
I have been working on Patriotic Bunny. The hat is done as well as the first arm. Now I am working on the flag. I am concentrating on this piece only right not to try to finish it soon.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. Maybe I can finish that flag on this hot, muggy day. It's a good day to stay quiet in the air conditioning.

Our pool is open though also so we will probably take a dip in it in the late afternoon.
You can see my Kousa Dogwood in bloom in the background.
It is quite pretty this year. 
The astilbe in front of my house is very pretty too.
Speaking of astilbe. I took some pictures of my mom's astilbe also.

Mom has many different colors that she planted over the years. I have taken some baby plants from her for my back yard every once in a while. I will show you those another time.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Stitch Along Update

I have been busily stitching on Three Boats for the past 3 weeks. Here is where I was then. 
I had finally started working with colors other than black. That is a tree trunk that has the color. 
I have since mostly finished the tree trunk and I am back to stitching with black floss again. 

It will be littered with other colors in between though that I will be adding as I go.  I am about halfway done with the first of 24 pages.

A sincere thank you to Avis from Sewing Beside the Sea for hosting this SAL. Please take the time to look at the work of the other bloggers that are participating:


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Father's Day Slow Stitching

Happy Father's Day to my dear husband. 
Hubby has been a wonderful Dad to our two children for over 30 years. 

Our son has been visiting us for the past week. The last time we saw him was February 29th. He will be returning home today. He did manage to have short social distance visits with the two grandmothers yesterday. I hope we get to see him a little more often from now on.

I have made some progress on my Patriotic Bunny, but I don't think he will be finished by July 4th. That's okay, I am enjoying the stitching, though I have to say that the navy blue fabric is hard on the eyes some days.
His hat still needs another stripe of white on the right.

I finished reading both "The Book of Life" and "Time's Convert" by Deborah Harkness. I had read these books previously. I love "The Book of Life" which is the 3rd book of a trilogy. I remember now that I wasn't as thrilled with "Time's Convert". It is a continuation of the trilogy that is not as satisfying a read. It is still an enjoyable book, but not as good as the first three. 

I don't have any books queued up on my Kindle at this time. I think I will try to read some of the magazines that I have piled up.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I will add a few stitches to Patriotic Bunny today.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Bunnies

I have been busy working on my Patriotic Bunny. His face and ears are finished. 

Now I am working on his hat. 

We have the cutest baby bunny visiting our yard....


and on our deck.



Isn't he/she adorable!

I have also added some more green grass below the church to October Morning.


I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I hope to add some more stitches to Patriotic Bunny, but my son is finally visiting this weekend so that may not happen. 

We haven't seen him in person since the end of February. I already made the Tomato Mozzarella Salad that he and Hubby like.

It will go nicely with our steak dinner tonight.

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