Thursday, May 24, 2012

Once Upon A Time......

is finally finished.  Two completed UFOs out of four is not bad.  I have many hobbies that are turning into money making businesses.  These past weeks have been very busy for me, but the rewards have been awesome. 

Since this is a long holiday weekend, I am going to take some time out to look around my bedroom for a cd that I hide from myself.  Actually, I didn't hide it but I did put it away for safekeeping.  The cd is a pattern making.  What I am going to do is take one of my son's drawings (he likes to draw crosses) and turn it into a cross stitch.  Years ago when I used to work part-time, I had my son with me (he was about 8 or 9 yrs old) and he was standing at the counter while I was checking a guest out.  This particular guest noticed my son's drawing and asked to see it.  When he handed the drawing back to my son, he also handed my son $10.00 and said it was really good and that one day he might look up, and the guest asked my son's name, and see advertisements or store designs by Timothy.  As the years progressed, my son never took art but he doodles like his grandmother's does.  Time will tell because you never know where that adventure might take Timothy.

As far me, I am going to soak up the sun and will always have something in my hands.  If you can dream it, you can achieve it! 

Ole Joe


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Gospel Singer

I cross stitched this piece many many years ago, but framed it on Saturday, May 19th, to give to Bridget and Michael Hartsfield as a wedding gift on their wedding day. 

I figured the frame would be complicated to put together since it came in four pieces with screws.  As Staples can say, "that was easy." 


Friday, May 18, 2012

Christening Picture

Happy Friday!  It is that time of the week if you do not have to work on the weekends to just take a breather, relax and/or do what makes you feel rested. 

While looking for a frame in my closet to frame the Gospel Singer cross stitch, I came across this picture that I have had for many years.  This is a gorgeous picture and I think the reason why I had it in my closet was because I had planned on purchasing a much better frame.  I guess it is true with that old saying, if you put something away and not use it, then you forget it is there. 

Enjoy this breathtaking scenery!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Once Upon A Time

Well, I am almost finished with this piece.  It is coming along beautifully and I like the way the little people are hanging onto the words of Papa as he tells them a story. 

I wonder if there are any Papas out there that is continuing this tradition of sitting around with their grandchildren telling stories? 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I am going to be working on two projects at one time.  The first project is the beginning stages of my knitted socks.  Years ago, I self taught myself to knit socks.  It was very tedious and a task to try working with three needles as you see here, but the trick is there is a fourth needle that you don't see.  To make a long story short, my very first socks came out fabulous and I still have them to this day, but they have wear and tear so that is why I am pulling out the knitting needles again, because I love my knitted socks and plus you will never see them on anyone's foot unless they have knitted the same pair.  I am using one skein of the Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn.  This one skein will make two socks. 

My next project is cross stitching.  This piece is called Once Upon A Time.  I started this piece probably around the same time as I knitted my first pair of socks many years ago.  I love this piece, because it brings back memories of sitting around family telling stories.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tywanna's roses.......

I have to admit these are some gorgeous roses.  Over the weekend I kept looking at my rose bush and thinking to myself, "this is the first time that rose bush has ever looked so grand."  I was just amazed at all the blooms that were opened and closed.  All the years I have lived in my home, I have never cut flowers to display in my house.  So I decided I would cut me some blooms and arrange them throughout my home.  This is just one of my bouquets that I have displayed in my home.

It is sad that sometimes we cannot take the time to enjoy the simple things in life that God has created.  I believe as I am getting older and wiser, I do things that I normally would not have done when I was in my mid-20s.