Friday, June 26, 2009

making headway

For the past two days I have worked on Susan’s Sweet Sampler Tin. I finished assembling the needlebook by choosing a complimentary green batik fabric and using a camel-colored felt that I took pinking sheers to. The ribbon is a stash-find from mom and it works perfectly, don’t ya’ think?! I’m also pleased with my ribbon weaving abilities. This will tie to a pair of scissors to insert into a scissor pouch which I’m currently working on and then that will get stitched onto the sampler piece for inside the tin.

I picked up my threads today and aren’t they gorgeous. Finally, I can continue onward with this beautiful sampler to which I have fallen madly in love with.

Yesterday it was blazing hot. I mean unbearably hot. So – I let the boys play in Cameron’s new pool. Jose is a bit too big, but he can cool off and play with Cameron all the same. It works for now. Our little Lucy-Lu (Shih Tzu) was getting in on the action too. The boys were tossing water in her direction and apparently she thought it solid matter so she was taking the dive to catch the water droplets. She was funny.

Keep cool. I hear it’ll be a scorcher tomorrow. Talk soon!

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Tanya said...

Cute pictures of the boys! I need to get out pool out - the weather is just insane here too. Enjoy the weekend!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Needlebook is so darling, very nice:)

Melissa said...

The needlebook is so pretty! You're doing a wonderful job.

The boys playing in the pool - classic summer shots!

Siobhan said...

Your needlebook is lovely! Looks like the boys have the right idea, staying nice and cool!

Daffycat said...

Very lovely needlebook ~ great finishing!

It's ridiculously hot here too. I've had enough of summer and it's only just started...waaaah!