Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Grandbaby...Stitching Progress and Chocolate Pie!

Sure has been a while since I've posted, I know.  I think about doing it every day and then time just gets away from me.  I really haven't been doing much stitching.  We had our nephew here for a two week visit recently.  Josh, Laymie and Liam are coming to stay with us for a week.  We pick them up at the airport this Saturday!  I am so excited.  This will be the first trip to Kentucky for my son.  Laymie and Liam were with us for a couple nights last Fall while Josh went to a fitness expo in Ohio.  Liam has grown like you wouldn't believe.  Be prepared for a post with lots of pictures after their visit!  Here is one Laymie sent me recently....


Aww heck....I can't just give you one.....


Laymie says he's cruisin' for chicks here.  Can you believe he is walking already?  Saturday can't come soon enough!

I think when I left you last I had finished the G block on ABC Tapestry.  Sometimes it's hard to judge the size of a piece so here I have put my big 'ol paw in the pic....



Now here is a picture of what it looks like today.  Remember that the corner block and the A, B and C blocks are now rolled onto the scroll so you can't see them here.....


Every time I thought about blogging my progress on this piece I put it off thinking...I just want to wait until I get all four blocks outlined, THEN I'll blog about it.  Well I would have had it finished last night but I counted wrong on the stitches along the bottom and had a little frogging session.  After that I stuck my needle in the fabric, pushed my quilting rack away and promptly stomped in to the kitchen to prepare myself some pasta!

Pasta is a healer.  Amen!

I managed a new beginning on the Bluebird piece (Singing The Blues) by LHN.  Catherine was so kind to lend me the chart and now I feel bad about having it so long.  Remember the very colorful rendition of this earlier?  I still don't feel bad about putting it through the shredder.  I thought maybe I would experience some post-mortem blues but NOPE!  I still form a sneaky grin at the corners of my mouth when I think of it.  *evil laugh here*


I used WDW Whitewash for the border and I chose Belle Soie Blue Lagoon for the main color of blue.  It's the same blue I used for Liam's Sampler.  LOVE it!!

I made a Chocolate Dream Pie for Masterchief a couple of weeks ago.  The recipe is on the back of the Dream Whip box and it's been a favorite to make for years.  No baking required and OH so delicious!  Look what I turned the corner into the kitchen to find one evening....


That's a good third of the pie, wouldn't you say?  I managed to steal a couple bites but it was gone in a flash!


I'm just guessing here but I think that recipe is a keeper.


I want to thank all of you who have left me very supportive and encouraging comments this summer.  I just haven't felt the blogging mojo like I used to.  I browse through your blogs faithfully but when it comes to posting on my own blog my get-up-&-go can be found taking a nap.

Take care of yourselves and try to stay cool.  Before you know it we will be freezing in the middle of Winter trying to remember what it feels like to break a sweat!

Until next time, cross a few X's for me!

~~Peggy Lee

11 comments:

Jenny said...

Your grandson is absolutely adorable! I can understand that you are anxious for him to come visit you.

We were up at 98 yesterday but we had a crazy thunderstorm come through - did that one hit you as well? We lost power here in the office. Twice! Now it is down to a cool 74 degrees outside...

Your sampler is sooo pretty and the color you are using is gorgeous.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Peggy Lee, your stitching looks great! I'm sure you will spoil that cutie pie rotten when he gets there as well you should. :o)

Nancy said...

So glad to see you post! Your sampler is so beautiful and that LHN will be lovely too! Still can't believe you put the first one through the shredder but it is funny that you did! Your little grandson is the cutest! I know you will just love having him visit for a whole week! Grandbabies are so much fun! Enjoy your time together!!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Wow, your little guy Liam is getting so big, he's adorable, always happy too. Your big guy ~ is he maybe diggin in that pie ~ looking for blue Balls? LOL! I will try that pie recipe for sure. Rained here all day, a long, cool drizzle, we really needed it. Enjoy your visit with family, it does a heart good:)

xoxo

Deborah said...

Liam is getting so big! What a cutie. Your sampler is stunning. The pie looked great. Enjoy your visit with the family.

Jeanne said...

Your projects look lovely Peggy and lucky you getting a visit from the son & family. Your grandson is at such a cute age and will be so much fun.

I've made the dream pies too - they are so good and easy. We usually make a coconut cream one and I toast coconut...boy I wish I had a piece right now!

April Mechelle said...

Liam is so cute!!! I just know you are so excited he is coming to visit! Got to love the grandkids. Your G is so pretty! I had Lemon pie just a few minutes ago.. It is 11:22 pm here in Bama.. LOL Now to try and sleep...

Mouse said...

hellooo waving small paw :)ooo the wee ones have grown haven't they :) that pie is defo a winner by the look of it and ooooo love that new start ... must get that pattern as love it :).. off to go and get some ww40 to get moving hehehe take care and will put some X's in for you later :) love mouse xxxxxx

Catherine said...

Ooohhhh!!!! Liam is such a cutie!! Love the pic of him cruisin' for chicks! I know you can't wait for them to arrive - it's almost here!

I was a little worried when reading that you might have headed to the shredder when you talked about pushing your quilting rack away! Thank goodness it was only for pasta!!

Your new start on the Bluebird looks great! Hopefuly this one won't drive you as bonkers! Remember deep breaths and little umbrellas!

Yummy! That pie looks delicious. Sure looks like MC thought so!

Enjoy your visit - can't wait to see more pics of Liam! Make sure they take some of you and Liam together!

Lee said...

I love reading your posts whether they happen frequently or not so frequently! And I know what you mean about progress photos. I'm the same way. I always think I should wait until I finish this or that little corner, motif or word. And then I don't do it. But Peggy Lee, you can never go wrong posting cute grandson pictures!

Bekca said...

Amen to pasta being a healer!
Thank you for sharing such cute pics of baby Liam, you must be so looking forward to their visit. Great stitching on the Sampler, it looks so good. I'm glad you've given Singing the Blues another shot, it's such a pretty design.
Yummy to that delicious looking pie! Hope you got at least one piece.
Best wishes.