Sunday, October 26, 2008

Weekend Stitching and More


I have half of the biscornu from our retreat left and I got sidetracked by a cute little snowman by Val's Stuff. I'd stitched some of the border on our trip to the mountains. 10 count Tula is sooo much easier to stitch on in a car than 32 count over one. Decided to go ahead and finish this, so I'll have it in time for my friend at Christmas. She appreciates needlework and collects snowmen, so I have given her a few XS projects over the years. Think I'll finish this one on a pillow. The one that's called for appears red, but I'm thinking a cranberry one might be better.


This weekend was nice and relaxing. Hung out with friends and DS, DD & her new DH came over after church Sunday for lunch. Unbeknownst (don't you just love this word?) to my son, we'd decided to go ahead and give him Dad's truck before he graduates from college in Dec. He was just about speechless, as he thought he was coming over to help Dad wash and wax the truck. So they did a swap - pretty old truck for less old and nicer truck. Picture is my DS kissing his old truck good-by LOL. So, in essence, DH goes back to the beginning and gets his first truck back. Wonder how long he's going to be able to stand that? LOL You know how men love to upgrade! Too bad it costs money to do that.... :)

23 comments:

Kathy said...

Cute finish on the snowman.

Shari said...

oh what an adorable snowman!!! I love him!!!!!
And the picture of your son is priceless! That is a keeper!!

J Rae said...

CUTE snowman! Love the colors!

I have to agree with you...10 ct tula is fabulous for the car. I always try to take some Seka's patterns (snowmen, gingerbread house, etc.) for stitching in the car. Also, some of the Shepherd's Bush pieces are stitched that way. Love it!

Michele said...

what a sweet snowman! love him :)

lol way cool for your son! Yes boys and their toys :)

Sharon said...

Adorable finish! Congrats! Your son is funny!

Sadie said...

What a cute little guy. I love his scarf.

Shelleen said...

the snowman is adorable!

Penny said...

I love the snowman its so cute. LOL on the truck I remember my daughter and us giving her a car I thought she would wear out the paint by washing it so much KIDS gotta love them.

CameoRoze said...

I like that snowman ... looks a bit like a weeble. You know, weedles wobble but they don't fall down!
Cameo @-->-->---

Nancy said...

Very cute snowmen, I love seeing them, just not ready to deal with them!!! LOL

Sharon said...

How cute, love it, great job!!

Carolyn said...

what an adorable snowman you friend is going to love the pillow. You did a great stitching job. Your son is so funny kissing his old truck goodbye!

Rene la Frog said...

Love the snowman....he is so cute and your friend is very lucky to receive him.

I bet your son won't miss the old truck for long LOL The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

Gabi said...

Cute snowman. And such a cute pic of your son too. You know that men have the same attitude to cars and tools as we do have to stitching stuff and the such? I wouldn't be surprised if your husband things about upgrading rather soon....lol.

Janaina said...

No doubts your friend will be thrilled with your surprise! It´s a lovely piece! I am soooo jealous on ppl who can sew... =( Sewing machines hate me to death.
And your son´s pic is very funny! Lol.

Carol said...

That snowman is adorable!

Kelly said...

I love the snowman and your son looks very happy!

Maureen said...

cool finish - love the scarf!

Debbie Jo said...

Very cute finish! You son looks proud.

Irene said...

Cute snowman !

Cheryl said...

Love your snowman piece!
Your DS looks happy!

Meari said...

LOL @ DS kissing the "oldie" goodbye. Snowman looks cute, Carolyn.

Ruth said...

Lucky lady-- a son who appreciates his great gift and a friend who appreciates stitching -- sounds pretty nifty to me.