Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A summer update

What's happened since last post? Well my bedroom is finally DONE!!! Funny how one picture (over the bed) inspired my accent colors. I'm happy with it and that's all that counts.

Now the outside project begins. All I have is before pictures since the concrete won't be done until later this week. Keeping my fingers crossed. You know how contractors can be! This is what it looked like before we took the deck down.And this is what it looks like now, with no deck. Just love letting the dog out now so she can bring in all that dirt when the grass is damp in the mornings and evenings!!

On to the stitching:
As most people, not a ton of stitching going on in the summer. But I did manage a finish or two and worked on a couple more pieces. I finished the 2nd piece for my bedroom (another My Aunt's Attic freebie) and took it up to my LNS for matting and to my surprise, it had closed!!! I took my pieces into Hobby Lobby and looked at mats. The mat colors there are slim pickings so I'm going to have to find some other options out there.

My other finish was the Mill Hill Southwest Santa. I worked on my Mystic for a few hours while we were camping out in the basement since we were in-between Air Conditioners a few weeks ago. And I have Anne's Amsterdam piece that I told her I would work on, but I really should only ask for these pieces in the winter when I am actually doing more stitching. All I have gotten done is the building to the right, so far.
This post I'll leave you with a picture of us with our son. We went to Toledo (Tigers AAA team) for his birthday on July 3.


  1. What a great pic Nancy. Your stitching looks lovely, and so does your bedroom. I love the accent colors. Can't wait to see the outside finished!!

  2. Your bedroom looks fantastic. Love the colors.
    Great stitching too. Love all of your projects. LOVE your Mystic and it's great to see someone else as well working on Amsterdam.
    Great pic of you with hubby and son. Looks like your having a great time together

  3. don't you just love making changes around your home? yeah right. Your bedroom looks fabulous too. We are just waiting for grass to fill in after the dogs trashed the yard in the winter. Fence is up, dog pen is up and they love it and don't track everything in the house now. It is a royal pain while in the works but in the end, you will just love it when you get a chance to sit back and reflect.
    I totally get the 20 page thing and your Mystic is one of my very favorites, in fact I may just have to stitch that one when I'm hundred and fourteen. It is coming along very nicely.
    Be always in stitches.

  4. Your bedroom looks great. Nice stitching, too. Too bad your LNS closed. :(

  5. Your bedroom looks very relaxing and your stitching is awesome too. You will really enjoy your new outdoor space when it's completed.

  6. Beautiful stitching, Nancy. Very nice bedroom.

    Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
    Hugs, Sandy

  7. Love how your bedroom turned out! Can't wait to see the finished results of the backyard...

    Your stitching is looking fantastic as always :)

    Happy birthday to your son!

  8. Your bedroom is gorgeous.
    Beautiful stitching!

  9. Your bedroom looks so bright and airy. Love the colours! And I like your ornaments, too - what a great idea to use the cop-a-dile. I was about to clear out my stamping supplies and get rid of all my grommets, eyelets and such. Might have to rethink that one now.


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