I heard that Beth received a package I sent her - which contained not only some movies for her niece & nephew to enjoy when they come over to Aunt Beth's house but a couple of surprises for her. One was the patriotic pillow below.
The pattern was a freebie I found when searching American Flags (http://crochet.about.com/library/ncs1795flag.htm). I used the flag pattern but added the borders and the "Happy 4th of July". I stitched it 28ct evenweave fabric - one over one.
I heard about her receiving this package when the postman delivered an envelope with a RAK from Beth which included a thank you note and the Blue Ribbon Design called: "Stitches, Stars and Stripes" - which Beth was stitching but since it wasn't going well, she decided to move on to other projects...I am so excited about receiving this. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! BTW...I hate to ask, but what does RAK stand for (I see this referred to by others, but I haven't exactly figured what it stand for)
And from CindyMae, I received the "One Lovely Blog Award" Thank you! I appreciate the acknowledgement! And while speaking of CindyMae, she has started her own design business - so check it out! With regards to the award - I know that I am suppose to choose 7 other bloggers to award this too...I have started reading so many every morning while I am on the stationary bike that it is really hard to choose only 7. So, if I don't pass it on, I hope that I am not shunned in the blogging community :<
Today it was back to camp for the boys and back to work for me. Tonight it was NO HOCKEY! So, to celebrate (or at least for me) was a take out Chinese dinner for DH and the boys (I don't typically eat take out - just enjoyed my own steamed veggies and fruit). Then they started to play their favorite interactive internet game called Evony. They are obsessed with this game - creating armies, building cities and attacking other cities and building alliances with other players from all over the world. Don't ask - their time they put in this game gives me time to stitch! So that is what I am going to leave you for...it is stitching time!
Have a good evening and remember...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa