Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First 2015 finish!

Finished!!  I made two of these for a friend for her twin granddaughters.  They were "vintage" kits stamped 1985.  They used DMC thread and some heavy, candle-wicking type thread.  Lots and lots of satin stitch and french knots.  The heavier thread was very hard to pull through the fabric.  The first one, I saved all the french knots for last.  This time, I did them flower by flower.  Much easier on my hands spread out that way.  I don't normally like to do more than one of anything, but she is a very special friend.  Now on to my own embroidery and quilting projects!

The house is finished, as far as the major construction goes.  Yesterday he installed the security door on the back door, so now we have some great cross-ventilation.  And the cats love looking out in the back yard.  Still small things like  hanging towel racks, installing door knobs, light covers, under cabinet lighting.  Stuff Cowboy can do.  :)  He (the contractor) will install my design wall in my sewing room next time he is down.  No more excuses for not unpacking all the boxes and putting everything away.  I am sure I will find more stuff to donate to Good Will while I am unpacking.  I surely do love my new house! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

Cowboy and I decided to pack a picnic lunch and take a roadtrip to see the snow that fell in Arizona overnight.  God did a good job frosting the desert!

 We wanted to go up and over Four Peaks, but the traffic was so heavy, we decided to go back home.  We have never seen so many vehicles offroad like we saw today!

The birds were at the picnic area at the river where we stopped to have our lunch of fried chicken, potato salad and brownies.  They were patiently waiting for our leftovers.

It was a great outing and we really enjoyed the world covered in snow.