Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Finish!

WhooHoo!!! I finished Simply Live early Saturday morning. I am pleased with how it turned out. I want to try to find a frame that will work and frame it myself...maybe. I have never tried to frame my own needlework before, but I have been reading some online tutorials and plan to give it a try.

Primitive Needle Simply Live on 36 ct. Silkweaver Purely Primitive with Crescent Colors conversion.

I am not sure what I will put in my Friday slot. I am thinking I might start either Lizzie Kate's ABC Lessons or Country Cottage Needleworks' Bayside Bungalows. I want to put something in that slot that won't take forever to finish.

Saturday night I worked on Blessings and Kind Wishes. I made some progress on the house.

In other news, we had quite a scary event very early Friday morning. I awoke around 4:15 a.m. to the sound of thunderstorm. I awoke my husband about ten minutes later to ask him if he thought it was hailing. The wind was blowing hard, and it was starting to storm even harder. We both were laying there listening, when all of a sudden, we heard a roar (like a train). Without saying a word, we both bolted out of bed, ran to Jake's room, scooped him out of bed, and flew down the stairs to the basement. The next morning, we found our huge wooden swing set in a crumpled mess in the backyard. I am pretty sure we had a small tornado pass right behind our house. Several neighbors had damage as well. I am so glad it was the swing set and not the house...or us. Very thankful!!!

Here's my sweet Boo. He is an outdoor cat who visits us indoors on occasion. He's enjoying a nap in the sun on this sunny but cold Sunday afternoon.

I think someone is a little jealous...

Time to round up the rest of the family and get everyone ready for church. Afterwards, I hope to pull out This is the Day. I usually spend Sunday afternoons stitching, but I had errands to run today. I am looking forward to stitching (hopefully) a lot tonight.

Until next time...

Happy Stitching,



  1. Love your finish! It's very pretty. I also love your work-in-progress. Looking forward to seeing more of that one!

    How scary! Sorry about the swingset but thank goodness everyone and the house is okay.

  2. OMG! I'm glad you guys are OK. That's pretty scary stuff. Good things you were both so quick on your feet.

    Simply Live is beautiful. I don't have this one yet but now that you say you have CC conversion I'm interested! Did you do the conversion yourself or did it come with the chart? If you did it yourself, do you mind sharing? Thanks!

  3. Oh my gosh!! I'm so glad you're all okay. Swing sets can be replaced, I'm glad that's all it was!

    Your Simply Live is simply lovely! Good luck with framing it--can't wait to hear how you get on with it. Your Blessings looks great, too.

    Love the pic of your pup looking at Boo. Who says dogs don't have facial expressions?? LOL

  4. Kellie, Congrats on your beautiful finish! Good luck with your framing! I bet you'll do a great job!
    Your wip is moving along so nicely:)
    Oh my goodness! So glad you guys woke up and went to the basement for safety's sake! Glad to hear everyone is ok and your house was not damaged!
    Love the puppy and kitty pic:)

  5. Oh my gosh, Kellie! That's so scary! I cannot imagine waking up to that, but I've heard before that it sounds exactly like a train running through. Wow...

    Your blog is wonderful, and I really enjoyed looking at the photos of your stitching!


  6. What a scary thing to go through but thank god it didn't do damage to your house. I love your finish and good luck with your framing! Post your thoughts on this when you're done. I've been curious to try that myself, but haven't yet.