Sunday, August 15, 2010

Home of a Needleworker

So it has been awhile since I updated my blog. My latest finish was Home of a Needleworker by LHN. It took me a little longer than I expected it would. I had several things around the house that I wanted to get done. I cleaned out drawers, went through Jonathon's clothes for hand me downs, and basically did several things that were big cleaning or organizing projects that needed to be done, and had been put off for quite awhile. That is one reason I was not stitching...The photo below is another reason. This little fellow came and spent a night and most of two days with us, he brought along his dad, sister, and grandma. We had a really nice visit and I totally fell in love with this little guy. He is five and no longer afraid of the dark according to him. He is so onery it is unbelieveable. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for onery little boys. Fortunately for me my mom's side of the family seems to only have that kind. I wanted to practice taking photos so I took him, his dad,sister, and Jonathon out to local tourist attraction to take some pics. I had to buy this kid a happy meal from McDonald's to get him to cooperate with me. He is proof that the apple didn't fall far from the tree this time around. When his dad was little my mom took him to have his pictures taken. His mom dressed him in Big Bird pants. Well, Will (aka the dad) was very mad because he hated those pants. The guy sat him down on this little fake log and put an outdoor scene behind him and asked if he could smile for the camera. Will replied very seriously, "I can, but I am not going to." and true to his word he is not smiling in any of those pictures. To get Will's son to smile, well we had to promise to go to McDonald's and Jonathon had to keep putting bunny ears on people.

Now for the cross-stitch project--this was a really simple stitch up. When I had the opportunity to sit and stitch for a period of time I got quite a bit done. I didn't have room to put both my first and last name as they were too long for the space, so I put my first and middle name on it. At first I thought it looked rather drab, but as you add the different shades of green and browns it actually turned out to be very striking.

Right now, we are enjoying joyously cool weather. The past two weeks we have had horribly hot weather. Last night it finally cooled down. I don't expect the hot weather is over, but it is a relief for a day or two.

Have a great week!