Friday, July 11, 2014

I'M BACK !!!! Picture Heavy

All I'm saying is this is on my craft table!!

Time to start thinking of Fall and Halloween stitching! I'm stitching on a Prairie Schooler for this Witch's Hat. I'm borrowing Vonna's idea!  Thank You Vonna! She has such great finishes.
It's been a short but hot, no rain, kind of summer here in Bama.
We went on Vacation the last week of June to Panama City Beach Florida. It was great weather, but the water had a lot of seaweed and jelly fish.  Not complaining... but last year's Destin trip spoiled me to the ocean. Destin has beautiful white sand and so clear, you could see your painted toes in chest deep water. Here are some pictures of our trip. Fun time with The Grands!
 Zoe moved with the shade of the umbrella. lol
 Ankle deep, that is a far as she would go. She didn't like the seaweed. That green water is all weed. You had to wade through it to get out to a sandbar.
 After some girls were stung by jelly fish. Josh decided it was castle building time.
 The beach was real nice. Not crowded.
Those are my knees. When all my freckles grow together, I'll have one darn great tan!!  lol
I have to tell a tale on Zoe. She was not tall enough last year to ride in the bumper boats. It broke her heart so bad. She had never forgot that, so this year so kept asking was she tall enough to ride them this year. Gigi (me) told her if not, I would buy her some heels to make sure she got to ride.  She passed the height to ride. It also meant she could not only ride but drive these!
 Oh No!! Yep... She has never driven anything. But, she was going to drive because Josh was.. Her and Josh were in the first cars... I have to tell you, we laughed so much we were crying... Do y'all remember in Road House.. (Patrick Swayze) That bad guy that was driving his convertible all over the road from side to side while he was singing!  Yep...
 That is her singing and hitting the rail from side to side! The attendant had to just follow her around and get her back pointed in the right direction. It was so funny!
 Josh is a pro. He was so glad he passed someone! 
I got this great shot! She would press the gas and take off and her head would fly back and she would start singing till she hit the wall.  I thank the attendant for being so great and taking time to show her how the gas and brake worked. She got really good by the last 2 laps. She was so happy!!
I told y'all picture heavy!  lol
 Josh was tall enough to drive Bumper Boats! Another Oh No!!!
He was so excited, he was dancing!  Poppa was out there with them. Mom and Zoe shared a boat.
I rode something!  Hold your excitement!!! The Ferris Wheel!
Josh said he would ride with me..
I forgot we went through the Haunted House. G Version.. They radio and said we had kids so they went easy on us. Boy, was I glad. Josh doesn't like scary but Zoe does..
If you ever go to Panama City Beach. Look up this place!

Thomas Donut and Snack Shop. Little place near the Laguna Beach side of PCB. Handmade donuts . FRESH! Krispy Kreme doesn't even get close to these heavenly donuts!  
 Looking at that picture just makes me want some! All kinds of flavors. Key Lime, coconut, chocolate, red velvet and many more I can't remember.
I will know start part 2 of update.. If you are still with me.. lol
Cross Stitching Update.

 I have been organizing my linens and trims and floss. So far, I have the box with my linen. I rolled each piece and wrote what brand, size, count, and color.
 I bought these old peg style clothes pins at an estate sale. I rolled my antique trims on some and put them in this old mason jar. All is still a work in progress. I will show next post, a box of old patterns I got at the same estate sale.
 I stitched Prudence Blackstone by Chartmakers. I'm trying to stitch them all as bowl fillers.  I have two stitched. I'm about to start Hannah Skinner.
 This was a freebie by Praiseworthy Stitches. I kind of made it primitive. Has PCB 2014 for our Beach trip. Since I joined The Primitive Stitchers Society on Facebook, I have found so many designs I want to stitch. They are bad enablers!  lol But I love the group. Thank you Terri - Dixie Sampler for starting this group. A lot of the Prim Designers are members.
 This pillow has a story. I rescued it from a bad frame job at a flea market. Someone (HH) in 1990 stitched this train. I live about 3 hours from The Chattanooga Choo Choo.  It was framed in a wood and metal frame. Bad discolored. Maybe a smoker?  I took it out and guess what? They had mounted it on stuff (sponge type cushion) that was stuck to it.. Yuck! I couldn't even scrape it off. It tried sewing the pillow and all the presser foot did was stick to the sponge stuff. I had to finally put wide tape all over design to sew a square around it. Had to sew through the tape. Then I threw the needle in the machine away. Gummed up.. I did spray it with some black walnut to help hide the discoloration.
This is my new start. I wish they would release these again. They are so hard to find. I did found one on Ebay. I cooked the linen myself in the oven with coffee.
Just a hint of what is in the Q-snap!
I have updated y'all enough, I Think...
I will spare everyone till next week with the Reno Bathroom project pictures. 
I will leave a great picture of The Grands on the last day of Beachcation! Till Later....
My Loves.


Barb said...

What a wonderful time with the grand kids! Some very nice stitching and I love the way you are arranging things!

cucki said...

Yayyy great time with your grand kids..
Beautiful stitching
Big hugs x

Linda said...

What a wonderful update April. Loved all the vacation pics. Your granddaughters driving adventures made me smile for the day. Love all your stitching. The pieces are fantastic.


Rachel S-H said...

What a great post. Those donuts look delicious! And it looks like it was a great vacation,

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness April! I love all your bits and bobs and how you have them neatly displayed :) Your witches hat - you will love it! I love mine! And I love your sweet choo-choo save and your other finishes! Best of all, I love your beach pictures! So much fun!!!