Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Middle of the week!

Well, it's Wednesday evening and still extremely warm outside. I am sure ready for some cooler weather.  It was 100 degrees today. I think the rest of the week is supposed to be like today with a cool down to 90 degrees this weekend. Oh boy!!!!

Well, yesterday(Tuesday) was our monthly rughooking get together. We had a good turnout even with the heat. We had a good time visiting and rughooking.

Sandra and Ann
Kay working on her bed rug
Jean's finished rug..
Here are two wool applique Halloween projects from  Buttermilk Basin I finished for shop samples for Country Collections.
Batty "BOO" Woolen
Witch "Wilma"
Ginger got ran out of strips for the project she was working on, so she started stitching on some small pincushions she had designed.  She is one, very talented lady.
And of course, I can't end this post without a some pics of Emma. She and her Mama came over Monday night and we played on her tummy mat. She turned one month old yesterday(Tuesday).  Can't believe it!  She's growing so fast!
Emma on her tummy mat
Emma relaxing on her pillow
I am looking forward to the weekend. Nick, my son, is coming home this weekend from an internship in Lima, Peru.  Can't wait to see him and he will be meeting his niece, Emma, for the first time.

Wishing everyone a great rest of the week. Enjoy time with family and friends.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

I'm back!!!!!

Hello everyone! It has been around two months since my last post. I had just returned from rughooking camp in Tyler, TX.  Did I mention I had a great time? Well, it was a great experience and great memories made with friends, Ginger and Jo.  Ginger and I will be going to Fredericksburg, TX in September for another great Star of Texas Rughooking Camp. We can't wait...already mentally packing our suitcases with what we need to take with us.

After rughooking camp, I started getting the nursery ready for the new granddaughter expected to arrive in July.  Started with painting the walls a light pink.  Ashlee found nursery bedding on the internet she really like, but it was out of her price range. So like any good Mom, I said, "Oh, I can make it". We found similar fabric at a local quilt shop, The Savage Quilter. Bought a pattern and proceeded to make the nursery bedding for Emma's room. Here is the finished product...Ashlee was very pleased!!!

We replaced the closet doors with a curtain of the same fabric as the bedding.
Covered wood letters with fabric and added rhinestones. Painted picture frames in coordinating colors. I stitched a child's prayer and put glittery, painted stars around it on the wall above the baby bed.
Also made the small quilt draped on the back of the baby bed.  And I can't forget the rocking horse my SIL, Sharon, made for Emma.  She matched the color scheme from a picture on the website where Ashlee saw the nursery bedding. She did a marvelous job!!!!
June was a busy month with little time to rughook or stitch. But no complaints here, 'cause when July came it was time for Emma to arrive.

She was born on July 13, 2010 at 6:00pm.  She weighed 6 lbs 1 oz and 20 inches long.  Just beautiful!!!!! Her first pictures at the hospital, not like the hospital pictures taken when I had my children.

She is now 3 1/2 weeks old and the center of attention.  I see her just about every day (maybe missed one or two in the past 3 So for now she is at the top of my list of priorities. 
Babysat Emma Aug 7 while Mom & Dad went to dinner
Dressed to go shopping with Mom and Nanna
I still do a little stitching and rughooking late, late in the evening. I am doing a craft show with my friend, Ginger, the first weekend in September, so trying to get some things done. Will post some of them in the next post.

Glad to be back to blogging. Have a great week and stay cool. It has really been hot here. I'm ready for some nice fall weather.