Sunday, July 10, 2011

All good things ...

Hey, Friends!
And so the staycation comes to an end.  Did I accomplish all intended?  No. Do I wish it could go on? Yes! Four years and counting just not as closely as some!  One girl at work counts by the day, for about three years to go.  That would wear me out!  Anyway it has been a great break, which I needed.  Only wish I thought there would be something different to make it better going back but just don’t see that happening.  Oh well mortgage and groceries go on.  If you’re an etsy shopper, like me, you may have seen this, but if not take a look at this video by Jenny Hart.  She’s a young embroidery stitcher/teacher/designer, but you can see that the passion lives on.  If I were brave it may not have to  be four more years!    

I’m not the only one who has enjoyed this time at home.  Miss Pixie has been chilling, too.  Here’s a look from out our kitchen window.  I’ve enjoyed taking time to visit your blogs to see what you’re working on, and posting a bit more often about my fun, too. 

The Patriotic mood for stitching smalls continues.  Lizzie Kate’s, Let Freedom Ring was stitched on white from stash with DMC threads.  Next was one of the designs from Homespun Elegance leaflet that I’m calling Hearts and Stripes that I stitched on 28ct R&R Dark Chino with Vikki Clayton HDF silks.
I think I’ll finish off the week with stitching.  Thanks for stopping by and especially for leaving your kind and fun words!  I really appreciate you!  Enjoy the rest of your day, too! 

and Happy Stitching


  1. It's always a pity when you have to go back to work, but needs must. Your stitching looks great, really like your patriotic scissors too.

  2. Loe your patriotic pieces...just lovely Charlene!

    Happy Stitchin'

  3. I guess all good things have to come to an least temporarily! I hope you have a great start to a new week! Just think... that is one day closer to retirement.

    happy stitching this week...

  4. I hear ya~~ I go back to work tomorrow too!! My 4 weeks flew by and the children return to the classroom on July 18....Like you, I count the days...I have longer to go than you, but a girl can dream can't she/??

    Beautiful Patriotic stitches my friend!!

    What will your stitching buddy do without you this week????

    Take care and since we dont have school on Fridays, I am still going to your LNS on a Friday soon!!


  5. Your patriotic pieces are wonderful! Your stitching partner is adorable. Stay cool!

  6. So sorry to hear vacation is almost over for you. Time does fly much too quickly. It's hard to believe my son goes back to school in 2 1/2 weeks. It just doesn't seem fair. Enjoy these last few days of freedom with gusto!


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