Sunday, May 3, 2009

Weekend Update

This turned out to be a great weekend for watching races, naps, and lots of stitching and even a finish to hang on the wall. While watching 2 NASCAR races, the KY Derby and the NHRA finals this is what I got done (got a few short naps in there too).

"grow!" Tin Top by Just Nan
stitched on 28 count Platinum Cashel Linen
with DMC
The design is small, 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 but took a while to stitch with all the color changes. I'll try to get a better picture when it is mounted on the tin. I need to get more floss to make the cording so probably won't get to put it together until next weekend.

"Love Bug" Cupcake
Design from Kit stitched on 32 count White Linen
with DMC and finished in a Flower Petal Cupcake holder
This cupcake was inspired by the cute ladybug at the Belliago Conseratory. I just loved how it was all done in the red roses and thought this would make a cute cupcake with red ribbon roses. I have become really addicted to make these since they are really quick and easy to do. I have lots of the cupcake holders so will probably be doing many more of them.

"Not Tonight Dear...." by Sue Hillis Designs
I purchased the mat and frame for this a while back and it just sat there waiting for me to put it together. Well the little cupid got tired of waiting to be hung and screamed at me until I finally got off my butt and put it all together. The white frame doesn't really show up well on the white wall in my bedroom so I may get another frame for it (I'd paint the wall but don't think the landlord would like that). At last she is completed and hangs as a reminder to DH.
Happy Baby....

Maddie at 3 weeks
I'm sure you must be getting tired of the proud Granny with the baby pictures but I just had to share this one. My DD says this is normal for Maddie. She is one very easy baby that only cries when she wants to eat and judging by how she is growing is often LOL. I should have a picture sometime during the week with all three of the grandkids since Jedi is almost over his cold and will be allowed to hold her again.
My eyes have had about all they can take of stitching and reading email so I may pull out the beads and charms and put together a couple of Beaded fobs for a change of pace.
Hope everyone has a great week ahead with lovely weather and lots of stitching time.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching


Carolyn's Crafts said...

Oh I love them! You got a lot done this weekend! wooo hooo!

Gabi said...

Maddie is ADORABLE. And no...I'm not getting tired admiring that little princess. I LOVE pictures of her.
Your newest Just Nan tin top looks great, the cup cake is simply adorable. And "not tonight dear" is beautiful and hilarious. What a great design.

Lou's addictions said...

I love the cupid picture, the whie frame looks great to me. Love the pics of maddie too, my parents are the same with my kids, they love to show off pictures of them.

Kelly said...

Its all lovely Rene. JN is gorgeous and I adore the ladybird and the framed piece looks really good! Maddie seems to be growing really quickly! xxxx

Lisa said...

Your grandchild is beautiful and everyone grandmother has a right to show as many photos as they want (at least that is what I have been told by my mother, so I will not argue). You have been very productive this weekend as your wonderful photos show. It was a good weekend for sitting and stitching! Enjoy the day!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Stitching is gorgeous as usual.

Never get sick of beautiful babies... lol

craftypatty2 said...

great finishes congrats

Trecie said...

Never get tired of lookig at Maddie's pictures. the ladybug cupcake is so cute. I can see you are really enjoying doing these. Keep up the good work.

Kathy said...

Wow, your needles are burning up! Great stitching, as always. :)

Mel said...

How could we get bored of cute babies? Absolutely not possible Rene! :)
Lovely stitching. Those cupcake holders are so cute!

5footrunt said...

She has the cutest smile. Babies are a joy, you never get tired of them, lol. Your cupcake is cute and your tin is coming along nicely. I can't wait to see it finished.

Donna said...

Beautiful Maddie, she is adorable. Your stitching is wonderful, as usual. Thank you for your kind words on my blog! I am doing ok.

Nancy said...

Ok, you're really teasing me with the ladybug designs!!! The JN is gorgeous, the Sue Hillis says it all and I can't believe you GD is 3 weeks old already!! Will it go that fast when I get my first one???? Oh dear!

Meari said...

Nice finishes! I LOVE seeing happy laughing babies :)