Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grand Canyon, and Sheep Farm

 My traveling buddy, her sister, another friend and I took a trip to the Grand Canyon in  May. It was my first trip and I must say, I was overwhelmed by the vastness and the beauty.  Here's a couple of shots of the canyon and me!
Here's a photo of the Travelers 4 at a bed and breakfast in Oracle, AZ. We roughed it that night!
Pictured: Moi, Denise, Christine and Diane

Diane and I also took a day trip to a Sheep Farm in Comanche, OK.  Highlight of the trip was getting to milk a ewe.  I must say, I was surprised that I was able to get any milk to come out, but I did.  It was a little difficult to do, considering the bars we had to reach through, but here I am....the ewe milker!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

PS Seasonal for Elisa and a little more.

Here's the piece I stitched for Elisa for the HoE Prairie Schooler Seasonal exchange.  Elisa chose spring as the season she wanted stitched for her.  I chose two designs from the April Leaflet #152.  I used a 32ct fabric and the called for DMC threads and filled it with crushed walnut shells and lavender.  It felt good to stitch again.  So, I think I'll be picking up the needle again to finish a project I started and never finished.

While I was shopping at the farmer's market yesterday, I met a fellow church member.  She had a needlepoint pillow top her good friend had started and never finished.  The friend has since died, so she asked me if I would complete the stitching.  I said yes, though I do not know what possessed me.  Guess it was because I knew the lady who had died.  I'll give it a try, but cautioned her not to be in a big hurry!

I've taken three more trips since I did my last trip post, one to the Grand Canyon, one to a sheep farm, and one to Omaha. As soon as I get my photos uploaded, I'll post some.  I know you can't wait to see me milking a sheep!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Prairie Schooler Exchange received

Goodness gracious, it has been a long time.  Along the way I lost all my desire to stitch.  When the HoE Prairie Schooler exchange came along, I caved and joined.  My partner has not received her exchange yet, but I can show you what I received from Lisa S. The design is taken from the leaflet Acorns, stitched on 28ct antique white evenweave using DMC threads.  I love it because the finishing is so unique.  Thank you Lisa, I can't wait until fall!

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