Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Just Sit Right Back and You'll Hear a Tale, a Tale of a Fateful Month!

 I sit here and all I can think is, "Phew, that's done...now just to survive the wedding!" Yep, the shower is over and my life is back on track...for this week.

Just before the Party
Here's a picture of Courtney unwrapping her gift from Rob and I.

I made her a copy of my recipe book and added a letter to her. She's beginning to read it here - she didn't make it and I read it aloud to all in attendance. hehe - made Courtney and a few others cry. She had a wonderful time and received several amazing gifts. The party was a resounding success in my book.
Kilee, Courtney, and Sheila
 This is her bouquet for the rehearsal. After this picture I guess Courtney turned to Sheila and started crying - it finally really hit her that she is getting married.
Me and Angie

 You've heard me talk of going places with Angie - well, this would be the one of which I am speaking! We've been friends since I started work at UPS back in 1987. She's the best! Would you believe this is the first picture of us together ever? We both hate having our pictures taken and if she sees this - she'll kill me!

I completely missed the 1st and my update of the Fat Guys/Snow Belles.

Snow House
Finished Snow House for my September piece and the went on to do All Dressed Up for my October one.

And here's the overall progress. One more to go and this SAL is fini! The only problem I can foresee - where in the world am I going to hang this monster piece??


I have been stitching on the calendar. Still. Ever so slowly. But, I did manage to finish another set of 4.

You've seen Saturday and June before. The sixth isn't too different, but Dad's Day...well, you can see what I did for yourself! :) Currently, I am working on Thursday and am about half done. Crossing fingers that tomorrow will see progress.

See - I have to go to Cuyahoga Falls in the morning and I'll be driving in rush hour. Then sitting in a car dealership for a few hours. Seems my newest acquisition has a couple of dings on it and the dealership is fixing them. What did I get??

Yep, that's a Nissan Juke and I got it in that color. This thing is sporty and fun. And it still has less that 800 miles on it! Hubby decided that he wasn't going to have me driving back and forth to Kent State regularly (and Cleveland to the LNS) in my old car. You know sometimes you just have to give the guy a high five for his thinking!

I did go to Crafty Ewe a couple of weeks ago.  Here's part of my new patterns.
(once again blogger rotates the pic)

Also found  the latest L*K Santa - Santa '13. For some reason I fell for a couple of 4th of July patterns and some Christmas ones. These pillows just made me smile and the fob reminded my of the fob I stitched with Teresa a few years ago. Got a piece of fabric for the latest Marie Barber pattern in JCS. Can't find a picture of it on the web - it's the one with white pumpkins and hydrangeas.

Think I am heading to the stitching chair - it's blazing hot outside and I want to cozy into my chair and see what it feels like once again.

Hope today finds you smiling and happy! Tomorrow is hump day and as that camel on the commercial says, "Whoop - whoop!"


Vickie said...

Glad things are going great! Have a nice, relaxing time.

Melinda said...

beautiful pictures -- I do not even know what your letter said, but I got choked up just thinking about what it could!

Great to have a best friend since 1987 and it is a beautiful picture.

SAL is looking wonderful - I still three more to go - and to fill in some spots.

Justine said...

Just found your gorgeous blog through Linda (Stitchin with my Furbabies). Some lovely projects on the go!

stitcheranon said...

A lovely post; I dont know why you and your friend dont like having your piccies taken: your both gorgeous...and I love the idea of the recipe book. Wow, how exciting.

Ma Teakettle said...

Wow Denise, the wedding is getting close! Courtney looks so happy, she is going to be such a beautiful bride. :) What an amazing gift you gave her, and I always judge a gift by the tears...yours was a success! The shower looks awesome!

You, my dear, are gorgeous! I love to see a pic! Thanks for sharing it with your pals...I won't tell Angie...wink wink.

Your SAL piece is just beautiful, what a brilliant idea...I can't wait to see it hanging on your wall...pic please when it is. Love your stash!

I also love your calendar, it's coming along fine, and Dad's Day is adorable :) I have been wanting to stitch the series but the thought of paper makes me nervous.

I love your car, hoping that all goes well with the ding dr....safe travels girl.


gracie said...

I love it all!

rosek1870 said...

Hi Pal!! Your stitching looks amazing. I am so glad the shower went off without a hitch. Next stop wedding!!! Enjoy your new car and we will catch up soon!

Mouse said...

looks like you had a fab rehearsal and awwwwwww I think the bride to be loves your gift :) *waves paw at ya you look lovely and its a great photo of you two ...
think the snowmen will be great as a hanging :) and nice touches you have done on the calender tooo ... and cooooo nice stash goodies :) love mouse xxxxx

Chris said...

Lovely update Denise. Such a wonderful time. I love the pic of you and Angie!
Gorgeous stitching and your new ride is fabulous :)

Dawn said...

A Courtenay looks so happy!! Love the pieces and the stash. So happy you like your new car, have fun!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Whoop, whoop! I'm with ya on hump day :)
I love all the pictures from from your daughters shower! What a great gift! Recipe book, putting that in my mental shelf to pull out someday :)
And your stitching, as always is cute as a button!
Sweet new car too, not to mention a dear friend! You have it all :)

CalamityJr said...

What a great shower with a lovely group of gals. Is there a photo of you and Courtney together? I'm thinking you look more like sisters than mother and daughter!

Your stitching is perfect, as always.

Have a safe day and enjoy your car doc stitching time! Maybe they'll have a free breakfast...

Jan Gartlan said...

You have had a busy time. All Dressed Up is a fabulous stitch. Great progress on all your projects.

Catherine said...

Fun post ~ good to see what you have been up to!

Teresa said...

The shower looked like a lot of fun. It is a very nice photo of you and your friend.
I like the new patriotic pillow keep. I just might have to look for it.

Carol said...

So glad the shower was such a fun--enjoy the rest of the wedding planning. I'm sure it will be one very special day :)

Parsley said...

So much fun. Looks like it was a blast.

Great stitching by the way. Whoop whoop!

Maggee said...

I LOVE that Camel in that commercial! I don't usually stop to watch commercials, but every time I hear that one start, I am glued to the tube, laughing! It is so VERY clever! Very! Your calendar pieces are coming along nicely. Like that graduation caps and the flip flops. Yes, such a big piece will have to be framed (first problem) and then hung somewhere. I rotate my stuff somewhat seasonally... Some pieces are year-round types, that can hang all the time. I just haven't decided where... Hugs!