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 disappoint...here 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
and the bottom is the 2010 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!