Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hang on, it's picture heavy!

It's been a long time since my last update and there has been lots going on around here, so hope you can stay for the ride!
In May my husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary! He bought me diamond and pearl earrings (Pearl is for 30 apparently-he googled it!) If you click the link you can see the other goodies I got too. We went to Pittsburgh for the weekend and stayed with friends and toured the city and took in a Tigers/Pirates baseball game. This is us before our anniversary dinner and then the skyline of the city. May was also my birthday month and I had told Carl about wanting a cross stitch floor stand. So he told me to buy one for my birthday. Well I will be honest and say I actually got it in March (you know, to see if I liked it!!!) and wasn't supposed to really use it much until then. But I didn't put it away! He said at least he knows it's something I like! It's a Needlework System 4 and so far I just love it. It's very light weight too, so I can see me taking it with me if need be and it's not the travel stand either. What was the first thing I put in the stand?? Well of course my Mystic, Seasonal Collide. I got another page finished. So that's 10 down and 11 to go.
Early in May Carl had some minor out pt surgery and I took another one of my pre-kitted ornaments with me and got this finished up! I really love the kitted things. I just don't see myself doing it for myself!!
And since I am changing my bedroom colors I did finish one piece to match the picture I bought (which is above the bed) and I started on the 2nd one. They are both freebies from My Aunt's Attic. Still don't have the carpet in, Home Depot got the wrong size in and so it had to be reordered. Going on over a month now waiting!!!
I think that catches you up on my stitching lately.
Remember that tree we had to take down last year because it had that Emerald Ash boarer? Well we finally got a replacement! After we planted it, it rained for several days, so it's looking very healthy so far. We've decided we are taking our deck down in the backyard and replacing it with stamped concrete, so maybe next update I'll have some before and after pictures of that! Here's some of my roses last month, they are even more flower covered now!
And Granddaughter turned 2 on June 6! Wow, does time fly. We got her a powered Jeep as one of her presents and she is just getting the hang of how to make it go. This one my daughter took at their house after a hard day of playing outside!
Hope you made it to the end and thanks for stopping in!!!