Friday, May 27, 2011

May Update

This will be a longer update, since I have not posted for a while; the first photo I am posting is a pillow, made for my BFF, Laura, in another stitch group' exchange.  We each gave our partner what saying we wanted put on the pillow.  This is what she requested:
 The quilted fabric in the background was used to back this pillow.  I was quite pleased with how it turned out; I am just learning different finishing techniques.  I will locate the photo of my pillow sent to me by my friend Carein later.  For some reason I cannot locate it in my pictures.

The second photo is an update of my work in progress of Prairie Schooler's Summer Sampler.  I only have to finish this one and do the Autumn and the four seasons will be finished.  I plan to frame them all in one frame.
Among my other loves are crochet and knitting.  This is a photo of the few discloths or facecloths that I have made so far.
While housecleaning my spare room, I found the very first afghan I crocheted.  My mom taught me how to make the Granny Square.  This piece is now 46 years old! LOL
I saved the best for last! see, I have this blogger friend Meari?  She is always finding geat bargains where she lives in Illinois.  Well, here in VA, I NEVER find anything great.....until today.  You would thought I had won the lottery...hehehehe......I went bargain shopping with my friend Liz at the DAV Thrift Store.  Lo and behold, I came across some cross stitch charts....older ones, but in great shape.  I grabbed those up and $2 and some odd cents later, I owned these charts.  One is a Prairie Schooler that may be OOP....not sure yet, have to check it out......I was thrilled!!!!  So, you see Meari, there is still hope for me! hahahaha!!!!! 

This last photo is of one of my Chihuahuas, Kia.  She has my crochet thread wrapped all around her head, as she insists on being in my lap when I do anything.  Peanut, the baby, is snooping around in my charts.
I hope that all my blogger friends have a wonderful holiday weekend.  If you picnic, vacation, or just celebrate at home, please stay safe.


Lynette said...

Great update Sue. The two exchange pillows are beautiful! Your PS piece is coming along well. You got some great charts in the thrift store - especially the PS one!

Sunshine said...

Nice Update!
YEA!!!!! Great Find! Love the pillows. What a Great exchange!
I see another finish coming soon on your PS Seasons.

MaryT said...

Sure the PS is an OOP and one of them that is going for big bucks, so great find! I never did buy one myself and could kick myself now. Love you cute family photo's too and nice music:)


Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great stitching, exchanges, and progress! Ohhh, and yaa-hooo for the bargains! One of my other favorite things to do! Look forward to meeting you in October!

Sue said...

Thank you ladies for all the nice compliments!

Charlene, I look forward to meeting you too at PALS. This is going to be great fun!

I am looking forward to doing the exchanges...........more things for me to finish! LOL

Meari said...

Wow, so much to comment on!

Congrats on the "thrifty" stash! :) You got a great deal there. I think I may have that clown one somewhere.

The recent project finishes look great. And it's awesome you still have your first afghan! Very cool.

Barb said...

Great projects. Nice deal from the LNS. I'm jealous we don't have one near here. I liked that picture of your dog too. So cute!