Monday, February 9, 2009

Showers and Stitches

My sister-in-law hosted a casual shower for my future DIL this
weekend. We had it at a cozy little brunch-style restaurant
and family members from both sides and a few close friends
came. DIL is such an endearing young lady. I've never seen anyone get so excited over a rice cooker and a crock pot! Lots of nice gifts and good time was had by all. She's having a small wedding party with her sister as the maid of honor (right) and my two DD's as the bridesmaids. Like I said, she's a sweetie. :) And of course, as we were all admiring the assortment of fashionable footwear, we decided to take a pic of those with the worthiest feet!

I did stitch some this weekend. I'm doing an SAL with my friend, Kathy, who's already 3/4 done with her Blue Bayou, which is a companion piece to my Ebb Tide. Thanks, Beth, for the giveaway. I figured I'd better at least start the piece before she finishes. LOL But here's my progress so far - hope to stitch some more tonight. These are pretty, but I did get tired of the Rhodes stitch. Really like this piece and the colors and how it's stitching up.

Still stitching on this January Bride's Tree ornament. Don't know why it's taking so long... maybe it's because I haven't spent much time on it.

Yes, and I picked up some stash BEFORE the Market - I know, bad me, but it's only two, and one of them is Rene's fault....JK!

We're having another gorgeous day outside, so I'm off to take the king of the household (puppy) out to play before heading off to work. Hope you all have a great day!

17 comments:

Terri said...

Great Progress.

Sadie said...

Sounds like you all had a great day. Like your new stash and you wip look godd. I like the ebb tide piece.

htimcj said...

What a nice day. Your stitching looks great too.
Heidi-ILCS

Meari said...

What fashionable footwear, LOL Sounds like a nice shower. :)

Michele said...

Isn't it wonderful when you really really like your DIL :) I love mine!

Love your wips too :) and the shoes! omgosh that was sooo cute :)

Rene la Frog said...

The shower sounds like it was fun and the bride to be looks like she's a real sweetie.

Great progress on the stitching and I know you will love doing the 12 Days, glad I could enable hehehe

Gabi said...

Your DIL looks gorgeous, so do your daughters. What a lovely picture of them all together. Great to hear that they and you had a great day. The picture with the shoes is GREAT. Made me giggle.
Can't wait to see wedding pics. Great stitching, and the stash is beautiful too.

Nancy said...

Sounds like an exciting time in your family. Your WIP look fun. Seems to be a lot of needlepoint going on lately....

Lou's addictions said...

Your DIL is lovely, I love hearing of mothers and daughters in law getting on, and fortunatley I am one of the lucky ones too.

Wendy said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful day!!

Great progress on your stitching and what lovely new stash! I also love to buy new stash!

StitchinKat said...

Hey Carolyn, I'm stitching as slow as I can! ;-)
Blue Bayou will be done soon, only the last of the border to go! Can't wait till Saturday to see the new stash from Market!

Von said...

Your soon-to-be dil is adorable! I'm sure you're thrilled she's joining your family. :)

Nice progress on BB, love the colors!

Theresa said...

Sounds like you all had a great time. I love the way your WIP is comming along.

Shari said...

how special that your girls will be included in the wedding party! Love the shoe shot!!! Great stitching!! Enjoy your warmer weather!

Kathy said...

Love the shoe shot. LOL Sounds like a fun time.
I also like your new stash. Can't wait to see how your 12 days one turns out. :)

Sharon said...

Wait till she has to use both those items everyday-LOL She looks really sweet. Love the wip!

Siobhan said...

Your soon to be DIL looks lovely, as do your daughters! It looks like you had a great day. :) Beautiful WIPs and love the new stash!