"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Another Week Flies By

There wasn’t a lot of stitching happening here this week, but I did manage to finish my monthly cross stitching for Gifted Gorgeousness.  I’m so excited to have finished 8 of the 12 stitcheries now.  And I’m off to a very good start on Number 9.  This is all being done on one large piece, so I’m not ironing it until I’m finished.  Pretend you don’t see the wrinkles.

You can click on the link if you’d like to see the linky list on Jo’s blog and see what other GG’ers are up to this month.

Because I spent no time in the sewing room this week, I still haven’t started on this month’s RSC15 color.  You can pop over to Angela’s blog to see what everyone else is up to.  I did manage to baste a bunch of red hexies for a little project.  I’m working on sewing them together, and might have something to show you when I post next.


Sydney’s health continues to improve, and she is turning into a little firecracker.  She loves to rip and tear through the house now that she’s feeling better.  Here she is at rest, watching birds or squirrels through the window.


And Zippy is jealous that she didn’t get her picture on the blog last time.


They’re still not BFF’s, but we’re continuing to make progress there, too.

DH and I went for a little drive the other day, and I took some of my quilts for a photo shoot.


We had another fun little outing today – the Clustered Spires High Wheel Bike Race.


There was a children’s race.


A penny farthing stack – a self supporting row of bikes.  I think there were 28 bikes present.


And then the main event.


So much fun to watch!  We didn’t stay for the end because it was just too hot out.  The winner was determined by who rode the most laps in an hour.  I got the impression that most of the riders were just there for the fun of riding, not the competition.


I hope to spend more time in the sewing room in the upcoming week.

Happy Stitching . . . . Sunny



  1. Sweet cross stitch, and I love the red hexes. What a fun event, those crazy bikes. Not me, not in a million years, LOL.

  2. Hi Sunny, your photos are beautiful. I love those penny Farthing bikes. Your cross stitch is lovely.

  3. Hello Sunny! Looks like you had a great day out! I like all the quilts you photographed but I really love the little blue pinwheel! So glad that Sydney continues to make good progress and Zippy looks like a sweetheart! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Christine x

  4. Looks like that bike race would have been fun to watch! Glad your new little girlie is continuing to improve ... what about you? Love your stitchery. The only thing I've been able to do quilting-wise are hexies, too. But it sounds like you'll have a finish long before I do! Ha

  5. On my GG tour, how nice to visit you, see your stitching and discover the bike race, looks funny. Thanks for sharing. Amicalement

  6. Your stitchery is really coming along nicely. I loved seeing the photos of your quilts on that wood fence.

    Those bikes are awesome. It makes me want to try riding one!

  7. Very cute finish! Not being an avid bike rider, I'd have to say those bicycles are on the precarious side but everyone looks to be having a great deal of fun!

  8. Your photo shoot and that last photo really make the post!! Good luck with the remainder of INDIGO month.

  9. Absolutely love your quilt photos! Maybe I should build a fence like that! Your bikers are awesome!

  10. Love the quilts on the fence. Such a pretty backdrop!

  11. Beautiful Christmas cross stitch, love your stack of red hexies !!

  12. the stitchery is lovely Sunny....the entire piece will be awesome! Good to see the kitties are looking happy...

  13. I love the 'airing' of the quilts!! such pretty work--
    and those bikes are sooo cute--
    I want one!!
    happy stitching--

  14. pretty little cross stitch... how fun watching those bikes... not sure I would be game enough to get on one of them.. it's a long way to fall!!

  15. Hi Sunny wow i love your cross stitch its gorgeous and your photo shoots of your quilts look fantastic,and i am glad Syndey is feeling much better. I love all your pics,looks like you had a great time,take care my friend xx

  16. Love your cross stitch. Happy to hear Sydney is feeling better. Enjoyed the pictures of old bicycles.

  17. So much eye-candy here Sunny! The new quilts are just gorgeous, & the pics are simply perfect styling of them... love the yellows quilt.
    Santa's Village is coming along so well - in a future millennium when I start mine, it's going to be one piece also

  18. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Your little village is coming along nicely. I did smile at the quilts having a day out but the photos are worth it.
    The penny farthing race looks like a lot of fun too.

  19. Nice addition to your big project. And great pictures from your fun day out.
    Looking forward to seeing what you will be doing with the red hexies.

  20. I love that cross stitch pattern - what is it? blessings, marlene

  21. I am in LOVE with your cross stitch, and remind myself to get back to my stitching projects!! You have been soooo productive. Makes me green with envy!!! XXX

  22. lots of pretty red hexies. love the cross stitch. I love cross stitching too.

  23. LOVE the pic in your header - what fun to take quilts out for a photo shoot! Your x-stitch looks wonderful, I don't see any wrinkles hon, I have way more than that when I look in the mirror. Congratulations on the adoption of Sydney, she looks like she's landed on her feet, all right - I know you'll give her such a loving home!!!

  24. I didn't realise I had missed so many posts - something to do with cow and calf time on the farm! I've had an interesting catch up read - aren't these penny farthings amazing?!


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