Friday, June 7, 2013

two new starts and a birthday surprise

Good morning friends,

School is now out so for this household the summer has officially begun, we ended the school year on a sour note, rainy stay in the house kind of weather.  This morning is starting to lighten up, some clouds, some sun but dry and its only going to get better.

Lets see, I have two new starts, well actually 3 but one is for a exchange so I can't share that info yet.  I have had Bless This House by CCN from last year and before I knew it, summer was over and I put it in the back of my stash, it's a summer feeling kind of pattern, so i finally pulled it out and I just love the colors, as usual :)  I was also in my LNS a few weeks back and took a fancy to a pattern called Blackbirds by All Through the Night, and bought all my supplies to get to work on that as well.  The LNS shop model did it with all Expresso Bean and I liked the model so much I followed suit as well.

Also yesterday Duncan decided he wanted momma's attention so jumped in my lap as I tried to stitch, he stayed there for quite awhile, needy thing he can be.

Then of course, my mail came late yesterday and there was a package from Cucki, for my upcoming birthday, her talents never cease to amaze me, she is such a wonderful friend.

She spoiled me with all kinds of goodies, a knitted pin cushion mug, a little journal with a cross stitched butterfly, a beaded mug rug, scissors, floss, ribbons, calendar,  and patterns.  I'm so very lucky, thank you Cucki...

  I've made some amazing friends through blog land and I can say I am truly blessed.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...
Hugs and stitches


  1. Always love seeing what you are doing. Love the Blackbird design!!!

  2. What a nice present! The blackbird looks great and Duncan looks great, too!
    What a cutie!
    Holidays will start 3 weeks ago and I hope the weather will be good.
    LG, Sabine

  3. Aww super sweet stitches..the blackbird design is super sweet ❤❤❤
    Glad you liked my humble gifts,,
    Love you
    Big hugs x

  4. You have 2 great starts for summer Dawn.

    Duncan is a sweet pet. Oh, they sure know where the cuddles and treats are, don't they?

    Have a nice weekend.

  5. Oh, love your Boston! I'm sitting for a girlie Boston Terrier now and she's a blast!

    I am drooling over your blackbird piece.

  6. Raining here since last night ~ not expected to end until overnight tonite. Great new starts! Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Lovely starts, and beautiful gifts!
    Enjoy the weekend!

  8. Hello Dawn !
    ..and greetings from the sunny Finland :)

    We have had much warmer than normally in this time of summer.All the wild flowers in the woods are blooming as well my pink and white rose bushes :)

    The Bless This House -pattern is lovely ,I love te bold colours of your flag and everything "Americana".
    I really cherish your tradition of having your flag often inthe cross stitch pattern etc..

    Oh your Boston Terrier is very cute ,the breed is so energetic and loyal company and they are very clever too.
    I will update my blog today-there will be many pivtures of my Chow Chow -Baby :)