Saturday, 6 August 2011

TUSAL and frogs, fish, flowers and fairies.

Hi everyone.

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my last blog post. I am still on vacation and therefore my posts are infrequent. I have not checked my google reader at all and I am sure I will have lots of reading and commenting to do when I return home next week.

My TUSAL post is late but I only have internet when I come into town. Here is my frog this month. He is full of threads from my Band Sampler RR, my Fair and Square exchange, my latest Mirabilia addition etc. He is looking forward to a fresh start as am I.

Isn't that what you do at a cottage?
Jack with his first fish

Hunter with his first fish

Gramma, Papa and Daddy with our afternoon's catch of small mouth bass. Bet you didn't know I was a closet fisherperson. I love fishing.

My partner has notified me that she has received her Fair and Square exchange. I stitched Chatelaine's "Kathy's Violets" for her. She assures me that she likes them. I enjoyed this design so much I will have to stitch it again for myself.

I am working on Fairies in the Garden again. I spent this past week stitching green leaves and fairy wings. I am now working on a fairy. Boy, I wish I saw the end of this piece. I hope soon.

 Look -  lily pads and not a single frog in sight!!!!!

Till next time.


Jennifer M. said...

Looks like you are enjoying your vacation. It is so nice to get away and enjoy nature.

Your projects are so pretty. I really love how that Fairies design is coming out. Can't wait to see it finished.

Jen :D

laurawilson25 said...

Keep working on your garden fairies - they will be gorgeous in the end!

Beatrice said...

Oh good no frogs on the lilly pads.Lets keep them in the pond!
Glad to see you are having fun fishing...and the boys look like they like it too.
Your faries are looking good,

keep plugging away.

Rachel said...

It looks like you are having a wonderful time on vacation! I too love to fish :)

Siobhan said...

I'm glad that you're having a great vacation! Wonderful pics and gorgeous stitching.

Catherine said...

Looks like a very fun vacation! Your stitches are beautiful!

Lynn said...

Looks like the boys are enjoying their fishing. I used to fish when my boys were young. Who gets to clean all that catch?

I love your exchange piece Kathy. It's so pretty! I agree, you must do one for yourself too.

May your lilypads be frogless throughout your holidays!

Karen said...

WOw that's a lot of fish! I'm wondering the same thing as Lynn... who gets to clean them all? lol Glad you're enjoying your vacation. I can't believe how much you've accomplished on the Fairies. You're amost 3/4 done! Your square is really pretty too.

Beth said...

I'm a fisher as well!! I haven't had much opportuntity this year, but in years past I have done quite a bit of it - love it!

I love the violets - pretty! And, your faires are coming along - can't wait to see the finish on this one.

mdgtjulie said...

It looks quiet and peaceful where you are. Lovely!!! And grats on catching so many fish. Bet I know what you had for dinner that night!!!! Fairies is looking good, and I love the violets. They're beautiful!! The boys look so happy to have their first fishes!! Your frog is quite full!!

Needlearts Kelly said...

Great fish but I like your Violets much better. Enjoy your vacation!

Annemarie said...

What a lovely post, Kathy. It was a bit like going on a holiday reading about your stay in the country :o)

How do you manage to get so much stitching done? Your frog is overflowing! Enjoy the rest of your stay. I'm sure you will, with all those handsome men at your side!

Mouse said...

ooo looks like you are having fun on your hols :) well done on the finishing and the progress on your fairies :)and such a cute frog too :) love mouse xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

At least you've got interesting bits of the fairies to work on!
And Yay for no frogs.

Margaret said...

What a wonderful vacation - so relaxing.
Your fair square is very pretty and the fairies are so sweet. I have this pattern too but must finish a few other things before I start it.
Enjoy more vacation time.

Joyus said...

Glad the frogs are on vacation too!

Your fairy garden is coming on well - I feel your pain re plugging away at a project but I'm sure the finish will make all the effort worth it.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Hey Kathy I've renewed my lisence maybe we can go fishing sometime LOL! I've been out fishing 3 times so far!

I hope for your sake those faries are done soon, I know how long you've been trying to get them finished up.

Yay no froggies in sight... I've had a few over here!

See you soon!

Brigitte said...

A great exchnage piece and I can easily see why you want to stitch it for yourself as well. And Fairies is getting nearer and nearer to the end. I love this piece, it's so vibrant with its colours and motives.
Enjoy your vacation!!!

Carol said...

You sure are having a lovely vacation at the lake, Kathy--how nice that your grandchildren could be there with you. You'll surely make some wonderful memories :)

Your exchange piece is gorgeous-love those colors!!

Hope those lily pads (and your stitching) remain frog free!

Sophia in Oz said...

Love the fishing shots. Seems like you are having a great vacation.

Meari said...

Fairies is coming right along, and the purple flowers is very pretty. Well done. :)

Glad you're having a great time on vacation!