Thursday, June 24, 2010

artful thursday

happy thursday, friends! i've been stitching. this is a small square stitching collage. these little doodads are perfect to keep my hands busy as i watch the kiddos enjoy summer. (i have found that stitching is much more conducive to the weather elements than my preferred paper projects!)

i have sewn a couple of these squares onto a tote bag for library books. some of them are pretty enough to be put in a frame, i think. i love using vintage pieces to create a little lovely.

mr. elliott and his soccer team, the cyclones, won their first tournament! okay, i don't really stitch DURING the game, but there seems to be a lot of wait time before the games get going.

beatrice has been enjoying her barbies.

welcome to the olympic sized barbie pool. the glass pan on the right is the hot tub, of course.

the kids had a lemonade stand earlier this week. so cute and so much fun. i was sitting in the shade just stitching away. aahhhhhhh. sweet summer.

happy day to you!


  1. I love your collage! And the Sweet Treats stand is ADORABLE!

  2. I like this collage - looks so pretty! I desperately need to pack up hand-sewing for the summer, I think I'll sweat less than trying to knit while I'm outside with my girls!

  3. hey girl this is super sweet...I am sewing to gether my own stitching folder so I can take along and make pretties too.

    Love your studio space.



  4. Adorable post! The Barbie pool complete with a hot tub is too funny. Love your stitching as well! Xo, Sue

  5. Sweet summer and very sweet post. I love the Barbie pool and your stitching makes me smile!

  6. Saw the Lemonade stand the other day, fun times!

  7. I like how you've managed to come up with an easy way to squeeze in time to stitch and create. And speaking of squeezing, the lemonade stand is adorable...the backwards "s" and all!

  8. How fun is this????
    I so wish I lived down your street!
    Heck...or at least in the neighborhood!!!!

  9. Hey doll
    eeekkk i LOVE the giant barbie pool.
    so Fabulous!!!
    hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

  10. Your stitchery is inspiring! And your daughter is too darn clever with her Barbie pool!