Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Our house is a very, very, very, fine house.....

If you are over 50, you'll remember this song (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young).
While this is not our house, I just love the look.
I made this for Jeff and Dorothy's new house.
Dorothy and the ladies are planning a move to Ca. to be near Jeff.
I already miss them (BIG SIGH).
Right now, they are waiting on the paperwork from the Army.
At least Monterey is not that far from Phoenix.

I have been working on some projects that I thought I'd share with you.

I learned to sew when I was a Brownie (loved it). I didn't have a sewing machine but a very kind neighbor let me borrow her machine. She had no idea how she inspired me and how much I appreciated her kindness and tolerance. I had so MANY questions and she always took the time to answer them.
I also learned to embroider from this same neighbor (thank you Miss Ann).
She has been gone for many years but the gifts she shared with me live on.

I have fallen in love with machine embroidery. There really is no limit to what can be done.
I have to tell you that I am having a blast!
The pictures above are of a few new items. I hope to have them in my shop later on this week.

My first embroidered pillow. This is a gift for a dear friend. I hope to do more as this was so much FUN.

On a more serious note, yesterday I had an scan on my mesenteric vessels.
Didn't know I had any, didn't know what they were.
There needs to be a program for frequent "scanners", kind of like frequent fliers.
Miles for scans-hehe.
I am sure all is well (I have a peace about it).

Well, I have rambled on long enough.
Have a beautiful day.


Kim's Treasures said...

Love your embroidery!!!

Sea Witch said...

Love love love red work embroidery. So happy is the color red against a field of white. Sweet little post of a multitude of memories...including the song. Sea Witch

nanatrish said...

I pray all your tests turn out great. I love the needlework. That was so sweet about learning to sew in the Brownies. I am so thankful I learned to sew. I just need to take the time to do more of it. I need to catch up on your posts. luv ya, Trish

Barb said...

Hi ladies,
I am so excited about this type of embroidery. I am having so much fun but like everyone else, I need to carve out more time.

Be around soon to visit.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BARB! First of all, what a great sewing project! Can you do an Eiffel Tower? Imagine what you could do with that!! And....these vessels....what in thee Sam Hill are they? Are you well? Are they just trying to rule out stuff? Do tell....I will always have you in my heart and prayers. Bisous, Anita

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Your embroidery is lovely. I'll be thinking about you and your tests.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi BArb,just checking on you.I have never heard of that kind of scan either.Praying for you hon.

I love the machine embroidery.What kind of machine do you have ?

Barb said...

Hi Anita,

Crazy stuff huh? Haven't heard anything yet but at this point, no news is good news.
I do have some Eiffel towers. I love their detail.

Hi Becky,

Thank you my friend. I miss you!

Hi Theresa,

Thank you for your prayers. I'm sure all is fine.
I have a Babylock. Love it!

Crossing fingers to make my way around to visit this weekend.

Love all of you!

Unknown said...

I remember that song and I'm not over 50!!! The red work is lovely! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest friend,
I have been thinking of you and wondered how you are. I hope that you are fit and that those tests you were having have come up NEGATIVE! How are the boys? God bless you Barb! Anita

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