Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pictures, pictures and more pictures

Well, it's about time that I am able to share some pictures with you all. I came home today to a mail box full of goodies. I received my squares from Monique and can finally show you the squares that I stitched for her as well.

Here are the ones that I stitched for her:

Design: Call of the Ocean Cottage
by Abby Middleton, X-Appeal Designs
Fabric: 32 ct. Lambswool
Floss: DMC

Monique stitched me some wonderful squares as well. My guess, knowing her is that they are mostly her own design. She even included a navy ship off in the distance. I love them Monique! The sand castle is awesome!

I have finished my squares for Paula C ... I just need to mail them tomorrow. I've also been able to do a lot of work on Thank You for Serving. I finished the top part and am just working on the bottom and need to do the personalization (still need to get the dates from my grandfather). So without further ado, here is my progress:

I also had some stash waiting for me. I decided to sign up for the autoshipment of LHN's Little Women, so I have received Quilting and Reading. I'm trying to decide what I want to do with these. The project will probably wait until I return from deployment. I took advantage of MaryKathryn's summer sale and picked up LHN's Bookshelf, My Mark's "redeemer" and Lizzie Kate's Treat Time and Gather a Harvest. Here's a picture of all my new stash:

I had a great time while I was in Newport. I learned a lot and got to explore the Northeast again. I like visiting, but don't think I would want to settle up there. I got a chance to walk part of the Cliff Walk, visit Fort Adams, see some of the wineries that RI has to offer, and spend multiple evenings walking downtown. Here's my favorite pictures from the Cliff Walk

So now back to cleaning the house. I came home to a nasty surprise since I was rushing so much when I left that I forgot to take out the trash. I don't remember what exact food item I had thrown out but I came home to a nice smell and multiple flies. It has been fun trying to kill them all and make sure I clean out the trash can really well. So some more cleaning tonight and the big project tomorrow before I head back to work on Tuesday is to mow the lawn. Three weeks, when it rains, causes a lot of growth. I now get to catch up on all of the household chores that I have not been missing. Hopefully I'll have some time to stitch this weekend. Have a great week!


Sharon said...

Dani, both sets of squares are lovely! Great stash and your wip is looking great! I hope you have a great week too.

monique said...

Yay! Glad you received (and liked) your squares! I love that picture of the Cliff Walk... looks gorgeous and peaceful. Nice progress on TYFS, and a good stash haul :)

Ginnie said...

Your squares look lovely, great new collection of charts etc... that'll keep you busy!

Bonnie said...

Dani, I found your blog from Monique's. Lovely stitching! My son is a Marine with the 26th MEU. Is that the MEU you're deploying with? Small (stitchy) world if it is! Bonnie (email

Stitchingranny said...

The squares are lovely and lots of nice stash too.

tkdchick said...

Dani, great squares sent and received!!!! Your piece is coming along wonderfully!