Saturday, June 11, 2011

June Update! (And so soon! LOL!)

Hi All!  Here is another update on the happenings here at the Joyes' house!  Finally, May is over and we are into June!  My schedule has opened up immensely, which has been great on the stitching front!  Below is Papillon Creations Castles in the Air!  Part 22 down, and one more to go!  This month it was the four corners, and they are lovely!!  There were two versions, a drawn thread and a four-sided stitch version!  I chose the four-sided stitch version, as this is Aida!  I couldn't fathom trying drawn thread stitches on Aida!  LOL!
 Top Left corner.
 Bottom left corner.
 Top right corner.
 Bottom right corner.
 Once I have the last part I can start to bead!  I hope to have this completed early in July!  Wish me luck!  Because then I want to work exclusively on my Spring Carousel Horse!
I also finished my May ornament for my Ornament SAL.  It's by Country Cottage Needleworks, from one of the JCS ornament issues! (Sorry, can't for the life of me remember the year.)
 And just this morning, I finished stitching June's ornament, a LizzieKate, from the 2007 JCS ornament issue!  I started this one on June 6 while watching DD row out on the lake!  Sat in my folding chair, in the shade and stitched!  It was glorious!
Here is a picture of the biscornu that I made for my sister's birthday this year!  It was a freebie from designer, Faby Reilly!  It has two of my sister's favourite things, Lilly of the Valley and ladybugs!  She was thrilled!  She sent me a photo from her phone, as I forgot to take a picture!  :(
This is a picture of the invitation I sent out for DD's birthday this year!  I made it with my Cricut machine!  I am trying to use this more in my cards and scrapbook pages, as I have it!  And I have a bunch of cartridges, so why not put it to use!
The girls had a blast!  The three other girls met us at the salon, where they got to have manicures and pedicures!  They went with the wildest colours and the most fun finishes!  DD had her nails painted black with a white crackle finish!!  Way cute!
 They they all came back to our house and had homemade pizza and snacks!  Here are the four individual pizzas I made for the girls!  They choose their own toppings!
 Then they had cake!  White cake with purple icing for  DD!!
They had a sleepover and took over the living room!  Hubby picked up an air mattress, so it all worked out great!  They played basketball and volleyball outside!  Then they were all gone about noon the next day!  I got a very big hug and a "Thanks for my party, Mom!" after all the other girls were gone!  Makes it all worthwhile for me!!
Now last, but not least, I have a new bird to show you!  This one is called a Brown Thrasher!  Sorry, Dad, another one you don't have!!  LOL!  They like to forage on the ground for food and seeds!
Well I should get going now!  Hubby said that he hoped to be home close to 3 pm today, and it's getting to be that time!  Just going to fold a couple loads of laundry, and since I finished what I set out to do this week stitching-wise, I think I'll put the fabric I've chosen for the Tree of Stitches on my scroll frame and maybe make a start!  Have a nice weekend, everyone!  Chat soon!