Friday, June 29, 2007

Two hours until blast off.

It's been decided...I will NOT be going to Maine this time. The kids will go and enjoy some quality grandparenting. I will enjoy some quality yard sailing, library book sailing and lunch(ish) with a friend and her very cute tot.

Oh, and maybe some embroidery too...because look - I've been teaching myself...



I figured I'd start with bookmarks because 1. I'm not into those country cross stitch type of things and that's the only pattern books I could find at my library without doing a search and order from other libraries and 2. They're quick. The daisy bookmark only took an hour because I had no idea how to do either the lasy daisy or that cross knot stitch before I started it.

I stitch witch some lengths of ribbon to the back to cover the stitching and make it less bendy.

This one, however, took a few nights - what with the counting stitches and stuff.

I couldn't resist this one. I saw it online a year or so ago and it's been kicking around the bookmarked sites for awhile, just begging to be made. My husband was all horrified "What if the kids see??". I'm thinking, that's exactly who SHOULD see it. But of course they won't and I will continue the never ending cycle of dive watching, popsicle wrapper cutting and water balloon making. But it will make me smile anyway. And I can hold it up for my husband to see after the umpteenth interruption of "Did you see that *insert Red Sox play here*?"


My girl has a fly phobia. She goes ballistic if there's one around. She can't concentrate and it takes all of her might to sit still. There was one in the house the other day (you would think the correlation of open door = fly welcome mat would be some actual incentive to SHUT THE DOOR, but no.) and this is how she ate her breakfast. I didn't tell her that the fly could actually fit through those holes. Why take all the fun out of it?

7 comments:

~**Dawn**~ said...

Ok, that bookmark made me laugh but... you mean something is more important than the Red Sox? I don't understand... ;-)

Jennifer said...

Oh those book marks are CUTE! and the Girlie.. well... that just cracks me up!

Good move on the not going to Maine thing. Try your best to keep yourself busy. :)

SneakyPeek said...

Ummmm I'd like to place an order ...

seriously!

Amy said...

oh my gosh the pic of girlie just cracks me up!!! That is a serious fly-phobia!! I love that you just let her do it.

Sarah Louise said...

tag, you're it! (see mah blog)

LURVE the cross stitch about reading!!

Whirlwind said...

Hi I just found your blog through a comment you left on mine awhile back about letterboxing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have you looked at this blog yet (I see you are from the area) http://nemamas.blogspot.com/ ?

blackbird said...

I'm tagging you for the 8 things meme...