Thursday, July 17, 2008

My 1st Pinkeep

I thought I would try my hand at a pinkeep. Even though I don't even sew or use pinkeeps but it was too cute not to try right. I stitched this freebie last year as an evening finish. I loved the look of the fabric for the back I picked up at Joanns for $0.99. It was one of those quarter flats. I only had to use a small piece so have leftovers for another project or 2 :0) It doesn't look perfectly straight but I love the way it turned out anyway. Now to figure out where to put it.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pump It Up

Last week I took Nicholas, Emily and Deana over to Pump it Up. (Stephanie was in reading camp) Anywho it was the best $12 I spent all week. Nicholas didn't want to go through the door and was very timid but right away he was off on his own. No one else was there so we had the whole building to ourselves. Deana even made a video with my camera of her riding down one of the slides and flying over the bumper and hittin the mat below. It was funny listening to her go thump lol.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

3rd Day of Stitching

Wow can't believe it's only been 3 days of stitching on this. I love this piece. With thousands of skeins of threads I don't have a color I need. Surprise there huh. Anyway besides being out of a couple colors I just need to finish up the flower and move to the other side. I have a few more pieces kitted up that I took pictures of. Can't wait to share them.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summer Scrapbook Layout

I am always searching for new scrapbook layouts and I found this cool one on the net just in time for summer. Now to get to the beach to put it together and add some pictures lol.

Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July

What a great 4th of July. We grilled, went swimming and watched fireworks. Since Nick doesn't like swimming just us girls went into the pool. Steph and Deana didn't want to get out but Stephs lips were purple :0)

Welcome Box Finish

Another box find and finish. I picked up this box for $1 at my thrift store. It's a smaller box that would be great to hold a couple decks of cards and dice. Welcome is by Elizabeths Designs. Stitched on 28ct evenweave using DMC threads.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Well summer is definatly here is the sunny state of FL. Or should I say rainy state. It seems likes it is raining everyday now. My flowers and my water bill are both doing very well lol. The sky also is making some beautiful colors at sunset and 4 swans a swimming at Downtown Disney :0). Now all I want to do is try and get the kids to the beach. No one even wants to go in the water we just want to make sandcastles! I also would love to get some more pictures like these. <3

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Christmas Box Finish

I have so many stitched pieces and not enough ways to finish them. Well I found this box for $1.50 at a thrift store. Though the mosiac look of the top was cute it wouldn't go with my decor. Here are pictures of the #1 the stitched piece, #2 the box, #3 the box open and #4 the finished result. It is not a small box either it measures 8"x8". I used padded mounting board and a hot glue gun to glue down the braided border.