Saturday, July 28, 2012

Needle Night

Thursday night we met at Kathy's for eats and stitchin'.  The plan was to sit on the screened porch, but it was to hot and muggy.  So, back inside.  Kathy & Ruthann had their finished pincushions from last time, and Susie finished up her Halloween hanging.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Olympics, 2012

My friend Donna has done it again with this amazing rug that she has done for the rug challenge at the upcoming Sauder Rug Show. Thought it would be great to share it on the day of the opening ceremony of the Olympics in London. I think Donna deserves a gold medal for this rug!!!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fantasy Hair Show

My daughter Megan was chosen to be on the creative team at her school of cosmetology. Last night she competed in a fantasy hair show and won third place with the Queen of Hearts. She had to do costume, make-up and hair, the works. I got in on the act and needle felted the hearts for inside the hair crown, earrings and the train. So proud of her and her hard work, what fun it was to apply needle felting in a different way.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Embroidery Guild

I attended the Dayton chapter of The Embroiders Guild of America today.  Their program was on crazy quilts.  Which I have a great fondness for.  There were old pieces and new pieces that some of the ladies are working on, and of course show and tell.  Enjoy the pictures.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cheri's Rug

Couple of weeks ago, Cheri brought a rug to me that she was struggling with.  She could not get a "good" star using an 8 cut on these small stars.  I suggested she try felting them and shower her how to do it.  Today she came back with what she's done so far, and once again she likes her rug.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More Rug Punch

Trish stopped by to get wool for the back of her last lighthouse pillow (she's done 3).  Also brought a stool she did this past weekend.  She found the cast iron base for $10 at the flea market, then punched this great crow to fit the top.  Great work.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Only Flag that Doesn't Fly

Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB. Check out the dimensions of the flag. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers. For our soldiers - please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen.

Happy 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July!