Sunday, July 11, 2010

Frogs...Frogs...Frogs...did someone say frogs

Well, the only frogs that were seen around here were on our Sunday morning hike. Yes, that is right, before I share any of my finishes with you - you have to deal with reading another one of my hiking stories :)
Today, the family (DH, Robert, Matthew and I) went to the Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park for a morning hike before watching the World Cup Finals started. We hiked 5.4 miles up & down some step hills and through a grove of green Oak trees. Mid-way through our hike we stopped at a little pond...
and anytime you have a couple of boys and a body of water, you have to go exploring for anykind of wildlife. It didn't take too long for the boys to find some small frog & toads hanging out in the deep, shady holes around the edge of the pond (the holes were actually dried cow tracks) - trying to stay cool. Well, it didn't take too long for Robert to catch the first one that tried to hop away...and soon it was a game between the boys who could catch the most. They did let them go into the pond, for it was fun to watch them swim - they were masters at the frog kick, ya-know!

Well, we left the froggies at the pond, for I wouldn't want them coming home with us, and finished our wonderful hike...and we did get home in time to watch the soccer game while eating lunch.

While the boys watched the game, I took the opportunity to finish the ornament for the ornament swap as a circle ornament...and took some photos of it, which will be posted as soon as Conny (the July ornament swap recipient) receives it. Nevertheless, I will not is a photo of my Quaker Patriotic Heart pillow:

That is the front and the back of the pillow.
Here is the top - which is the 2009 Quaker Patriotic Heart Freebie 
Fabric: 28ct evenweave white linen
Thread: Red=DMC varigated #115; Blue=Threadworx #1016; White=DMC overdyed #4150; for blue/red border: NeedleNecessities #2152
Specialty stitches (top): Satin stitch border (blue/red) with Rhodes stitch (DMC overdyed #4150)
Specialty stitches (bottom): Satin stitch border (blue/red) with hardanger corners (DMC overdyed #4150) kloster blocks, wrapped bars and dove eyes.

Two finished projects - one shown/shared and the other to be shown at a later date. Now onto an new project, which I will unveil to you in the next few day. Hope all had a good weekend!
Remember...Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!


Natasha said...

Lisa, what a great finish!! I love the speciatly stitches you added.

I am glad you left the frogs where they belong :)

Take Care

valerie said...

Great finish Lisa! I'm impressed by your hardanger. Maybe one day you can give me a lesson! lol

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like fun, Lisa and I love, love your patriotic finish!

Elaine said...

Your quaker heart pillow is just gorgeous Lisa. So glad those frogs didn;t follow you home..

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

The Patriotic Heart is wonderful. Good thing to find the frogs where they actually belong too...
Be always in stitches.

Lee said...

Nicely done! I love the way you worked in some special stitches. It added a cool flair to the finish.

Tina said...

When I read frogs, frogs and more frogs, my first thought oh poor you, having to rip out some stitching, what a relief that that wasnt the case lol. Phew!. Sounds like a wonderful hike though and of course beautiful stitching.