Thursday, December 15, 2011

Madelyn's Stocking and Hi !

Hello my friends !!  It's been so long since I've posted something.... Life seems to spiral out of control around this time and it is hard to find the time to blog.  I've continued to read your posts, though, so I feel I haven't lost touch with you.

Well, I should probably let the pictures do the talking, so keep looking and reading and I hope you enjoy !!  It is good to be back :-)

On the stitching front, I haven't done as much as I would have liked to, but I managed to finish the Christmas stocking for my sweet Madelyn.  I've also finished a cute Lizzie Kate Christmas ABCs and another little design that I stitched for my neighbor whose last name is Yule, but that I never framed.  Yikes !!!

Hola mis queridas amigas.  Cuanto tiempo sin oír nada de mi.  Parece que mi vida pasa muy deprisa y apenas tengo tiempo de escribir un nuevo articulo para mi blog.  Lo bueno es que sigo leyendo vuestros blogs, asi que no pierdo contacto con vosotras. 

Bueno, voy a dejar que las fotos hablen por si mismas, asi que seguid mirando y leyendo.  Espero que os guste todo.  Me alegro de estar de vuelta.

No he tenido mucho tiempo para hacer punto de cruz, pero de alguna manera me he apañado para terminar una media para Madelyn.  También he terminado Christmas ABCs de Lizzie Kate y otro proyecto pequeñito que bordé para mi vecina que se apellida Yule, pero que no he enmarcado todavía !!

I also had some time to decorate my home for Christmas.  My husband loves Christmas (and so do I), so I got over my laziness and tried to go all the way.  I've never shown any pictures before, so here you go:

También he tenido algo de tiempo para decorar mi casa para Navidad.  A mi marido le encanta la Navidad (y a mi también), asi que me sacudo la gandulería y decoro, decoro y decoro.  Aquí podéis ver unos detalles de mi casa.

One of the highlights of this year was my trip to Spain to my niece's wedding.  It was wonderful to spend three weeks at home with my family and catch up.  My mom's food is so yummy and I ate so very much.  Now that my clothes don't fit, I do regret it.  LOL !!!

Uno de los mejores momentos del año fue mi viaje a España para asistir a la boda de mi sobrina.  Que maravilla poder pasar tres semanas en casa con mi familia.  Comí todas las cosas buenas que prepara mi madre y más.  Ahora que la ropa no me cabe me arrepiento !!!

My niece Amanda went from this beautiful little girl.......

Mi sobrina Amanda paso de ser esta niña tan chiquita........

To this beautiful bride.....  (where has time gone???) (blurry picture, sorry)

A esta novia tan preciosa...... (como ha pasado el tiempo)  (la foto esta un poco turbia)

She started crying even before the wedding started !!!! So cute...

Empezó a llorar antes de que empezara la boda !!!!  

My mom and dad :-)  Love them !!

Mi padre y mi madre :-)  Cuanto los quiero !!

My whole family: mom, dad, brothers, sister and me.  I am so blessed to have this family 

Mi familia: mama, papa, hermanos, hermana y yo.  La verdad es que Dios me ha bendecido con una familia maravillosa.

Of course, I've been busy making some new wallets and fulfilling orders.  I have lots of new fabric but haven't had enough time to make the fabric into stitch wallets yet !!  Below are some of the recent ones.  If there are any that you can't live without, just let me know :-).  Check all of them here

También he estado ocupada con mis carteritas.  Aquí podeis ver algunas de las nuevas.   Tengo mucha tela preciosa y muy poco tiempo para hacerlas !!!

Here is Rio with the Navy colors.  Well, I truly couldn't help this...........GO NAVY BEAT ARMY !!!  (I love you my army friends).

Y mi perro Rio, con los colores de la Marina.  El equipo de fútbol de la Academia Naval (Naval Academy) venció al equipo del Ejercito de Tierra (Army), asi que siendo de familia marina, teníamos que celebrarlo.

And this is for today.  I am not sure when I'll post again, but I'll be keeping an eye on all your beautiful projects.  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.  

Y esto es todo !! No se cuando escribiré otra vez, pero ya os sigo en vuestros blogs.  Gracias por pasaros por aquí y por vuestros comentarios. 


Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall is here and Christmas is coming I thought I would show you some of my new Stitch Wallets.  They are made with fabrics in fall colors and even a little peek of Christmas.  If you are interested in any of them, you can go to my other blog Stitching-4-Joy Shoppe for information on how to purchase.  They make great gifts for stitcher friends and family !!!  Christmas is around the corner (unbelievable, isn't it?), and I'll be out of the country most of November, so don't delay !!  Let me know how you like them.

Some Halloween for you all ....

And then, there are some fall colors, aren't they pretty?  I love fall !!

And a little peek of some Christmas wallets.  Aren't these perfect to hold your Christmas projects?

Stay tunned because more are coming. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your interest in my wallets.  I appreciate your business very much !!

Friday, August 26, 2011

A bit more of the same....and Hawaii

Well, hello there !!!

Long time no see :-)  I don't really have any excuses for my lack of posting, other than laziness.  I really have not been in much of a blogging mood, but I certainly have been reading all of your blogs and admiring your beautiful work.

Well, it seems unbelievable that the summer is almost over by now.  The highlight of my summer was our trip to Hawaii for a week.  It was truly a blessing to have that time off and it couldn't have come at a better time.  It was peaceful and relaxing.  Breakfasts with an ocean view, days at the beach just reading and resting, lots of friends to catch up with, my niece's company and time with my dear husband.  The highlight of my trip was swiming with the dolphins !!!  Oh my gosh, what amazing creatures... I almost cried when my hour with them was up.  So precious.... I can close my eyes and I am back in the water with them.  So amazing, and something I'll never forget.

Well, I wish I had tons of new things to show you, but I don't, really.  I have continued to work on my two wip's: I Sigh Not For Beauty and Spanish Mystery sampler, as I am determined to finish them before I start something new.  But I've also found a little bit of time to work on a couple of little things.  Below are some pictures:

This is a design by Rovaris that I though was finished in such a clever way, isn't it?

This is my progress so far.  It is a very easy stitch and can be done almost anywhere and at any time.  Cute !!

Another thing I've finished and I don't think I've shown you is the little Hornbook by CHS.  I truly enjoyed this guy and I have the hornbook frame all ready for it.  I just need to pin it and frame it.  I did't use the colors it asks for because they were not very colorful and they all seemed to blend together in a too boring way, so I chose my own.  It is stitched with NPS and I don't remember the color of the linen !!

Here is my progress on the Spanish Mystery Sampler.  I absolutely love this piece and I can't wait to finish it.  I am enjoying it so very much.  I love that red color in the middle of it, don't you guys?  I think it gives it character :-)

And here is my I Sigh Not For Beauty....I heard from Fran, the designer of I Sigh Not to let me know that the fabric I am using is not the one she actually chose for the sampler.  So I think there was some mix up between me and the store where I ordered the fabric from.  Oh well..... I am not going to let that bother me anymore because I really love the sampler. 

Below is my name and date stitched the correct way.  I initially stitched it and when I took the linen out of my q-snap, I realized I had stitched my name upside down !!!!  Certainly not one of my finest moments.  Yikes !!  I had to frog everything and stitch again.......over one !!

Here are some pictures of my trip to Hawaii.  I've taken some pictures of Hawaiian quilts for you quilters out there.  Aren't they beautiful??

This was the view from our resort room.  To wake up every day to this..... can it get any better???

My husband and I on our way to the Luau :-).  I wish the man had kept his eyes open because I think this picture is beautiful with the sunset in the back.  

Part of the Luau....

My niece Marina, hubby Brent and I

This is my niece Marina stitching at our favorite breakfast place

And I left the best for last !!!  The sweet, sweet dolphins that I absolutely loved.  What I joy it was to jump in the water with them.  

This is it for today...... Thank you kindly for stopping by, I appreciate each and every one of your comments.  Enjoy the rest of the summer !!