Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Family time at the cottage

Hi one and all.

First, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post. I did not realize so many of you had watched my Noddy progress. I was astonished and oh so flattered by all your nice comments. It still seems strange not to have that piece in my stitching bag. It is washed and ironed and ready to be handed to the owner next week.

I took a break from large pieces this week and did a couple of small things that were in my bag.

First up, is a Pie Tart pincushion from BH&G Cross Stitch 1993 - it doesn't look like much now but will when I put it in a little tart tin with all the trimmings. There were a great many half and quarter stitches in this one.
Then I stitched a little gift that my BFF Beatrice had given me when I got home in the spring.
It is Lighthouse Boo Quilt from Hand Blessings Patterns on 28 count blue Jobelean.

I received word from Daniela from Finland that she has received my Round 14 Fair Squares. Daniela had her trusty bicycle stolen just before I received her name and so I stitched her this little bicyle in remembrance.

We are at our cottage in Northern Ontario and the weather has not co-operated. We have had a great deal of rain. We spent several days touring the area for a way to pass the time.
Here is a photo of DH with DS and his family at the Miner's Memorial in Kirkland Lake.

I am, of course, not in the photo cause I'm taking the picture. I tease my family that I am never on vacation with them cause I'm always behind the camera and not in front.

Here is photo of my little grandson Hunter picking wild blueberries. I just couldn't resist adding this one. He is just so cute!

This past holiday weekend we had a family get together at the cottage. There were trailers and tents everywhere in the yard. Some of my extensive family read my blog and so I have posted this photo for them here.
Here is most of the group with the exception of little Joey who did not want his photo taken and Jocelynne and Mark who left just before the photo.Check out my grandson, Jackson in the back making a face LOL! With a quartet of visitors plus the family we were 37 for the weekend. It was a fun time with lots of laughter. I am a big fan of family and to have us all together warmed my heart. I consider myself very lucky to have such family.

Till next time, please stay safe and dry. Oh, and a prayer for the end of all this rain and black skies would be nice.

Keep those needles flying!!!


Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow great job on all those projects!!!

I hope the rain does go away!

Jenny said...

Wow - that is one big happy family. :) Nice projects too.

Kim B said...

I look forward to seeing that pie! Great pics!

Missy Ann said...

The pie is going to be really cute when it's all finished.

And does the Halloween lighthouse keep its light off until you get really close and then it lights up and yells BOO!?

I adore the round 14 squares. The bike is cute and the little birds on a wire are adorable. Where did they come from?

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome pics of your family! I, too, don't exist much in pictures, cause I always worked the camera! Love your stitching finishes - very cute!

Dianne said...

I disagree...I knew exactly that you had a pie there :) Us Southerners know our pie when we see it! Cant wait to see the finished product!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

What darling little stitching pieces, Kathy! Oh, no!! You're up at your cottage!? Does this mean you won't get your Mira RR that I sent you??? Now I'm scared! What a wonderful thing to have a family and a picture like yours.... :) Deb

Judy S. said...

Looks like you had a lovely time at the cottage, Kathy. Nice stitcheries also....I am anxious to see the finished pin cushion.

Suzanne said...

I am looking forward to seeing your pie pincushion.

What a big family, it must be so nice to all get together.

sandra said...

Your needles have, indeed, been flying! Great work!
Love the family picture!

Michelle said...

That Tart is going to be so adorable! Congratulations on finishing Noddy! That's a huge accomplishment.

Beatrice said...

yummy looking pie!
I love the photo of the family.
All the stitching is terrific!!
I miss you girl. see you soon!

Wanda said...

The pie tart is great...something quick and fun for a satisfying finish and yet, not one that turns into a long-timer! Your stitching is beautiful. Such a big happy group at the cottage!!! You are blessed with family and love! And little Jackson, the rascal...how ADORABLE!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh that is such a great family picture! Made me smile.

Daniela said...

Hi Kathy,
thank you so much again for your F&S squares. I love them.

Lynn said...

It looks like the rain held off a bit for your family get together. That's one super photo! You are truly blessed with such a great looking bunch.
I think I have those tarts somewhere in my collection of BH&G mags. I remember that they looked so cute all done up.
Congrats on completing Noddy! It looks fantastic.I imagine it does feel strange not having that one around now.