Sunday, July 15, 2007

The cousins and second counsins sat for a photo while at the weeding of cousin Jesse Baker, now Jesse Haney. Aren't they the sweetest bunch?

Monday, July 09, 2007

So here I am using Maggie's "miner's" lamp for reading on the front porch. How attractive! I wonder if this would work for stitching in bed!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

This is a project that has me captivated. It was a class project, designed and taught by Betsy Morgan. The Indianapolis Embroiderers' Guild hosted this class and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has 4 sides, each depicting a different season, using different light-colored ground fabrics and gorgeous silk fibers. The top and bottom squares pull all the colors together, as does the small fob piece for the scissors. I am just about done with the stitching and will begin the finishing very soon! Believe it or not - this might be the first piece I will have finished in all of 2007!

This is a photo of the Blue Ribbon Sampler, stitched by my friend, Joyce Hoffmann. One year ago, Joyce challenged me to do this sampler. I got side-racked but she finished hers and it is at the framer's now. As soon as I finish sorting through my sewing room - I will be starting on this project again. Hers is fabulously gorgeous and I can't wait to see it framed!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

This is a picture of Maggie enjoying a bit of shade under the trumpet blossoms! Fabulous!

This is Katie underneath these fabulous blossoms which are trumpet-shaped and hang from an enormous tree! Awesome!

What I like about this picture is that you can see my toenails! The picture was taken at the Froelinger gardens in Fort Wayne on my birthday. The girls took me there to celebrate. It was a lovely day and I am glad I got there because the day before my girlfriend, Joyce, pampered me with a pedicure and a manicure to celebrate my 52nd!

This is a picture of me at the Bugs & Butterflies exhibit at the botanical gardens in Fort Wayne.

Katie and Mo look so happy in this picture!

Time is sure passing quickly this Summer. It is now past the 4th of July and I am just now posting a photo of Maggie, taken when she was in South Africa. That trip was taken just after the Spring semester ended!