Monday, 20 July 2009

Emerald Mermaids and animals galore

Hello every one.
It looks like summer has finally come to the area. We have had a few days of wonderful sunshine and warm weather. We still get rain but just enough to send a busy stitcher scrambling to take her clothes off the line and drape them all over the house like some madwoman who couldn't decide where to hang her belongings. No, photos are not included lol.
It has been a very busy week socially. I have not had to cook a supper since Monday. Hurrah!!
We did Christmas in July with some friends this week that caused lots of hilarity. I did a Red Hat Luncheon with Beatrice this week and then to friends for a BBQ. Friday, it was golf day for DH. I joined him for supper at the golf course. Saturday we spent with our son Bob and his family and they BBQ'd dinner. Sunday we arrived at the grandsons and their parent's home to stay for a week. They cooked dinner and so the week has gone without having to make a single supper. Now, who can I visit next week so I don't have to cook again. Any volunteers?
On the stitching front, it has been a busy Mirabilia week.
I stitched Emerald Mermaid
on Deb's beautiful fabric. This is my first addition to the Mirabilia Round Robin. It was a great stitch. And the beads - I was surprised at how many beads there were in this small section - 30x70 stitches. I used invisible thread and that had me cursing at times. I love how it turned out. Deb has let me know she approves. I am looking forward to the next piece arriving.

Noddy has gotten some serious work. I completed the dog, cow, pig, boat, the blue sky and since the photo was taken completed the ostrich. And that pig, he is lucky I didn't make him into bacon when I discovered he was in the wrong place, after finished, and I had to tear him out and do him again. When I was out visiting this week, the owner of Noddy presented me with a substantial gift certificate to Knowledge and Needles to thank me for all my work. Now, the push is really on to finish it. I am hoping to have it done by the beginning of August.
We are at our youngest son's house for the week looking after our two grandsons as their daycare is on vacation. It will take Leo and I together to handle two very active, noisy, busy little guys. Thank goodness we are off the clock when their parents get home at 4 p.m. Let's hope the weather stays nice as they have a lovely pool in the backyard to help keep them occupied.
That's all for this week. Keep stitching everyone.

20 comments:

Lynn said...

Emerald Mermaid looks fantastic! I don't know how you ever managed to stitch with that invisible thread. I tried that for beading recently and just about went out of my mind. Never again!
Noddy is really shaping up and I'm sure you will be able to finish it up in August.

Becky K in OK said...

EM is gorgeous. I love the colors.

Shelleen said...

love the mermaid!!

Cathy B said...

My goodness you have been busy! Lots of stitching progress!

Judy S. said...

Noddy sure is cute, Kathy!

Wanda said...

I just love the Mirabilia RR...I can't wait to see how it grows! Noddy is looking awesome Kathy! Really getting there! I hope the weather stays good for your "day care week" as well!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, what great stitching! And it sounds like you've had so much fun, too. :D

Suzanne said...

The Miribila RR looks liek it's going to be a big one. I love Emerald Mermaid.

Noddy is certainly coming along. I would love to see what you get with your gift certificate.

Vonna said...

I would have left the darn pig.... :o)
I must say...a gift certificate is well in order after tackling this Bohemian...
LOVE your addition to the Mirabilia RR...lovely!
You can come down here for supper anytime :)

Carolyn NC said...

Your mermaid is gorgeous - what a beautiful RR idea. Love seeing all the different ones come through. Noddy is looking great, sorry for the frogging! PS - come on down to NC anytime!

Shannon said...

That mermaid is just gorgeous!

Nicola said...

Emerald Mermaid looks fabulous! It doesn't look like you have much more to do on Noddy, unless of course the frog has moved in with you! I'm sure you'll get it done very soon. Have fun spending your gift certificate! I look forward to seeing what you buy.

Tracy J said...

Your mermaid contribution is awesome!

The progress on Noddy is simply wonderful, what a very cute gift it will be.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I can so relate to rescuing the washing when it starts to rain LOL!! The Emerald Mermaid piece you stitched for the RR looks gorgeous, and Noddy is moving right along, getting ready for a happy dance.

Joyus said...

Great stitching progress and Christmas in July sounds like a blast!

sandra said...

Busy days! The mermaid is gorgeous!

Ranae said...

EM is gorgeous!
Sorry for ripping the piggy, it's looking awesome

Annemarie said...

Katy, I still have to laugh every time your froggy template appears. It's my favourite in all of Blogland!
I love those Mirablilia RRs. Mirabilia isn't my favourite (too much work!), but these RRs are so, so lovely. Your progress on Noddy is astonishing!

Cindy F. said...

Kathy, your life always sounds so exciting! I love to read about your travels and visits with your friends and family!

Your Mirabilia is amazina and Noddy is so precious....LOVE all the new animals you've added!!

How nice of your friend to give you a gift certificate:)

Great post...and if you run out of places to go so you don't have to cook...you're always welcome in Texas!!!

Hazel said...

Great progress!! I adore that Mira RR. It is going to look fantastic. I have seen others done and they are so beautiful. x