I love thunder and lightning and dark clouds and rain. Sometimes those kinds of days are just so nice to stitch or bake or even do some organizing. We so seldom ever get rain that yesterday was a special treat for me. We got over 3 inches! We are totally in a drought situation here, so I really enjoyed hearing the rain come down. The bad part is that I have three dogs that will NOT, and I do mean NOT, go outside if one drop is falling or if the ground is wet. Two of these dogs are supposed to like water. One is a lab and the other is a golden retriever. At least the plants and flowers were happy. It's raining again this morning, too. LOVE. IT.
Yesterday was a special day in our family, as I know it was for many other families out there. I can't believe Miss Kayla has started school. It seems like only yesterday....but then I supposed we blinked since then. :) Here she is being a silly girl on her first day of Kindergarten!
Kayla and Carter on first day of school. Carter is the youngest, but I do believe he's taller. It sure looks like it in this picture. I think they could pass for twins, but he's a year younger. He is in Pre-K this year.
This is one of the many reasons that I wished we lived closer than 5 hours away. I would LOVE to get to be there for these special moments. *sigh* Maybe one of these days.....
On to some creative therapy... :)
I've done a bit of sewing and stitching this last month. I made a few things for a special baby shower last month. Here are a few pictures of the gifts I gave.
A couple of bib and burp cloths sets for Carter (love his name!)
A door hanger
A soft book (LOVE these!)
It's always so fun making things for gifts. I know how much I appreciate receiving something hand made. After all, time is one of the most important things that we can give, right?
I also made my Carter a pillowcase. I have several more cut out that are ready to be embroidered for he and Kayla. These are so fun!
I've completed a few stitched pieces, too, along with working on my larger WIPS. I love the "Sheep Virtues" that LHN has come out with. Each one is cuter than the next. I finished up "Peace" this week, and I'm trying to decide how to finish-finish these. I was thinking maybe making them into little pillows and then filling up a basket. Wouldn't that be cute?
Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 30 count natural linen
My other stitchy finish is "Dutch Strawberries" by The Goode Huswife. I've been thinking about how to finish this one, too, and I've about decided on a pinkeep. BUT, being a woman, I have the right to change my mind - numerous times. ;)
The Goode Huswife
Fabric: 36 count Edinburgh linen
Both of these were enjoyable. In between these I've been working on two VERY old WIPS - "Amid Amish Life", "And They Sinned" and "Houses of Hawk Run Hollow". I told you they were old! LOL I just hope I live long enough to at least finish one of those. AND of course I started a few new things. What can I say? ;)
I haven't had a give-away in a while, so how about I give away these two charts? Please leave a comment ON THIS POST ONLY telling me which one you would like, and I'll pick two names on September 1. We will have two winners this time! I might even throw in something else. :) You don't have to be a follower or do anything special unless you would like. Just PLEASE make sure I have a way to email you in case you are a "No-reply blogger".
I hope you've had a nice summer. I'm so glad that Autumn is right around the corner, although here in our part of the world, we don't get much of a fall. Our summer has been brutal - very hot and dry, so we are all looking forward to some relief.
Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway and good luck!
Have a great "rest of the week", and thank you for stopping by. I so enjoy your visits and comments. :)