Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Update

Hello Friends,

I haven't disappeared permanently, just on a brief hiatus due to start of summer activities.  I must admit my stitching has taken a big hit with visitors, travel and time outdoors, but I think those are all important items as well.  We entertained my father visiting from Las Vegas with a few of his grandchildren as well as my sister and my adorable nephew for a few days.

It was so awfully hot while they were here so most of the time was spent out at the pool, but there was a quick trip into Boston to check that off the list and fortunately an early morning allowed us to get out and do some late-season strawberry picking!

Then, quickly headed into the final figure skating competition of the season for my daughter, sailing camp for the boys and a whirlwind Fourth of July week of vacation.  We had a wonderful time visiting some friends at the Cape and returned home a bit too crispy for my taste so a few days indoors was required.  Fortunately that did allow me a couple of hours of stitching so I was able to get back to some of those WIPs. The first project I picked up was The Swimming Hole.

You can just start to see the little mouse taking shape here.  This is stitched on 28 ct Antique White Linen, although it looks a bit more natural here.  The design just perfectly captures summer.

Also, made a little progress on Moose Lodge (Designs by Lisa).

I'm back to work this week and camps are all settling in for the kids so I'm going to try to be more consistent with my updates and my stitching!  I hope you all are enjoying your summer as well.


  1. Your stitching looks lovely. Nice pic of the family and the strawberries look so delicious.

  2. Great progress. Sounds like you have been having a lot of fun.


  3. That sounds like a wonderful summer full of new memories! Your stitching looks great!