Monday, August 19, 2013

IHSW and a WINNER!!

Happy Monday!  Are you happy it's Monday?  It's not so bad.  

I didn't get as much stitching in as I wanted to over the IHSW but I do have a little progress to report.

I finished the J block on ABC Tapestry and started K.  



I finished a little pin pillow or hanging.  I needed something a little "horsey" to fit in here in KY.




Please don't look at the beaded edge too closely.  This was my first attempt and it's not so nice.  Pretty good though for my first, I think. 

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I had Masterchief pick a winner for my giveaway yesterday.  Congratulations to Barb from Wicked Stitcher!    I have emailed you Barb.  Thanks so much to everyone who entered and for all the birthday wishes.  I appreciate everyone who takes a moment to read and comment on my blog.  Yes, I appreciate you lurkers out there too!  ☺  


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The deck is finished!


It wraps around the end of the house to the shop/garage entry.  If you open the pic up you can probably see that there is a hummingbird feeder at every window and one at the right side end.  By the end of each day they are all dried up.  They sure are hungry little bundles of energy.  Wish I had just a smidge of their metabolism!  We go through four cups of sugar a day.  Good thing Sam's Club sells it in 25lb. bags. 

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Can't finish this post without adding a little bit of recent cuteness from my grandbabies!

Liam made Grandma out of leggos so he could give me a hug!  *sniff-sniff*   Isn't that just the most precious thing?  


Abby is growing so fast!  She will probably be walking by the time I see her next.  


Thanks for stopping by!

~hugs
~~Peggy Lee

26 comments:

Marcy said...

Everything looks great! Love the grandkid photos -- very cute!

Catherine said...

So glad someone is finding time to stitch! The tapestry is going to be amazing when it is finished! Your horse and the beads look great ~ yep, you need a horse in KY ~ along with a big hat and some mint julep! I can't get over how fast the wee ones are growing ~ so cute about your alter ego from Legos, but I am sure you are itching for a real hug instead!
Congrats to your winner ~ don't forget to let MC put in a bottle of that sauce!

Catherine said...

Forgot to say ~ the deck looks fantastic! When are you holding your first stitching retreat!?!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love the ABC Tapestry and the horse! Your deck looks awesome!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

I love your stitching and the deck looks great. How sweet those grands are and Liam's lego granny made me get teary eyed.

Donna

Mouse said...

congrats to Barb :0) and love the wee pillow you did ... the deck looks faaaaaabbbbuuuuulous ... sooo when are are having those stitching weekends then >?? heheheh
adore the wee hug that is soo precious and the littlest bug is growing fast too :) love mouse xxxxxx

Myra said...

Awwww, Liam is such a cutie. Your deck looks awesome. Love your horse finish - perfect!

Barb said...

I feel very lucky. I'll e-mail you my address! Such cute little Grandchildren. Isn't it hard living far from them! I love where we live but I miss them so much. Your deck looks great! What a cute little Kentucky stitch!

Jules said...

Great horsey finish!

The tapestry is looking divine. And the deck looks so inviting.

Shirlee said...

Your stitching is looking amazing! How big will that project be when it's finished? What count of fabric are you stitching it on? Why am I asking so many questions? Lol! The deck looks great. Of course the grandbabies have stole the post : )

Sweet Sue said...

Your finishing is beautiful and quite nice Peg, congrats to Barb! You're pluggin' right along on ABC, thx for sharing update w/us. Fantabulous deck, lucky girl you are ~ is MC available for deck building per chance?! Those kiddos are so sweet, luv Liam's imagination...

Brigitte said...

Great stitching and finishing over the weekend. And such lovely pictures of your grandkids.

Cath said...

Yay .A Stitchy retreat . Sounds good . Not that I'd be able to come of course, but I can dream.
Congrats to Barb .
Keep up the good work , soon be another row done . Love the horse stitch , very nice . The littlies just get cuter ,lol. xxx

Chris said...

Great stitching progress Peggy Lee! I think that the little horse pillow looks great.
The deck looks wonderful. The hummers are so voracious right now. I am convinced that the sound effects from Star Wars for some of the vehicles are actually the sounds of hummingbirds zooming by.
The grandkids are gorgeous.
Have a great week!

cucki said...

Everything is looking lovely..beautiful photos.
Such sweet grand children.
Hugs x

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely stitching, Paggy Lee! And those grandbabies are absolutely adorable...they melt your heart.

The deck turned out great...I can see lots of good fun and delicious food being enjoyed out there in the future!

Vickie said...

Oh Liam, you sweet,little thing. They are both growing so quickly Peg.
I really like your horse. =)

LoriU said...

O.M.Gosh. Liam is toooo cute!!!

Friendship Crossing said...

Wow, that is some intense stitching you are working on girlie!! :))
Cute horsey and love your new deck ~quite an undertaking!
Your yard is so pretty too!
Cute pics of the grandkiddos!

Have a great week!
Tanya

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

I envy your dedication to your sampler. It is looking wonderful!!! And I love the deck!

Simply Victoria said...

Your Kentucky horse looks great, beads and all. I'm glad you got some stitching time in. Me too, in the car :)
Your deck looks great. I'm sure you are both glad it is finished.
Darling little grandbabies!

Annette-California said...

Your Horse pillow came out beautiful and your beading looks pretty - Great job! Lovely "J" block and your deck is Beautiful & Fabulous!!! I bet you love it. Darling sweet grand children - they do grow too fast. love Annette

P.J. said...

Great progress and nice finish on the horse pin cushion. Congrats to Barb! Oh the deck looks fabulous; great leisure to be to be had. Ok, the Liam pic with Lego-Grandma is the most!! How sweet. Speaking of sweet....that Abby is adorably sweet looking with that little button nose. Sheesh I am getting more and more mushy over baby pics in my old age. They are precious gifts.

Maggee said...

Oh how adorable Liam is, hugging your alter ego made of Legos! Too danged cute! Good progress made on your Sampler. Finally, that is SOME deck! I have two porches or maybe one porch and one deck--what is the difference anyway! But yours will be so utilized, I am sure! Hugs!

Lorrie said...

The ABC Tapestry is coming along quite nicely. I love watching the progress - especially as it gives me hope of someday finishing my gigantic project.

Kaisievic said...

Great post, thanks Peggy Lee. Happy belated birthday and I have to ask, who is the designer of the ABC sampler.

The deck looks great and your grandchildren are adorable.