Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Dream Lives On

Waiting for sunshine

Hi everyone,

The Dream Lives On!  That is a direct quote from Ted Kennedy referring to Obama in case it sounds familiar.  But it is now being used in Miami for the 3 Kings (stolen from the Bible) and their big big win on Thursday night.

In case you haven't heard or have been on Mars, The MIAMI HEAT have won the NBA Championship!!!  Now we can go to bed at a normal hour!  You would think that with all those basketball games I would have done a lot of stitching, but there was NO taking your eyes off the tv screen for weeks....Now we have a possible tropical system out in the gulf (code word for more rain) and are people worried about a hurricane?  No, they are worried about the PARADE on Monday for the Heat!

Emily is sleeping in the kitchen with her teddy bear.  She dreams about sunshine and Texas. And the Heat games ending!!  Ever since she moved to Florida it has been raining with patches of sunshine.  Ok maybe patches of no rain lately...

Have you ever worried more about what needlepoint to take on a trip than the clothes you were going to take?  You know you have!  I am trying to boost my Valentine needlepoint so here is my choice...

Kelly Clark February Angel

She will go with the Valentine basket that we made years ago and my heart that I just got back from finishing

Needlepoint Now Heart

And one last photo of my baby ...waiting to board...almost grown out of that carryon bag!

Emily ready to go

Happy Stitching,


Friday, June 8, 2012



Hi everyone,

There are important numerical milestones in life...

1.  The number of shingles you have finished on your Halloween House Roof...81- 106...(I have read all kinds of numbers on the internet)
2.  The distance at the  Belmont Stakes....  1.5 miles
3.  The Train Platform number at Kings Cross Station in Harry Potter... 9 3/4
4.  The age at when you can first vote...18

and then tah dah...the first time your puppy sleeps through to 6:30 am!! and you did not have to get up in the middle of the night and stand in wet grass!!

Here is a photo of my Candyland trees.  I am working on the snow in spurts because the thread, Crystal Braid is a "shredder" and frustrating.  I also need to redo the pink sequins on the middle tree because they are loose - may have to add a dab of glue to the back.

Puppy training is challenging.  It's two steps forward and one step back.  If you have small children around you know that it's not the toys, it's the CONTAINER that's the best part.  You just hope they don't swallow something that's not digestible!

Emily with the toy bucket
Have a great stitching weekend,


Friday, June 1, 2012

Moisture Stitching

Hi everyone,

We are currently experiencing prolonged "tropical moisture" here in Miami.  That means the weather girl is tired of saying that it is raining and she's not sure when it's going to stop.  Naturally since it's Friday there is a lot of pressure for her to say "it's going to be a beautiful weekend" but it doesn't appear to be working out that way.  Julie (our weather girl) left town hoping it will be sunny when she gets back.

I have been needlepointing the smallest canvases in my collection.  That is so they can be swept up at a moments notice.  Here's the partridge from the 12 days of Christmas.  I've never actually seen one so I hope that little feather at the top of his head is accurate.  It's french knots on a stick.

Here is a picture of the whole piece.  Almost done!

Partridge in the Pear Tree

Have a wonderful and DRY weekend,