Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Garden Chair

   My garden chair lap quilt is finished and listed in my etsy shop at http://www.shirleystitches.etsy.com
It was fun to do and the more colors that I added the more it came to life. I have been making Halloween Tea Towels which I have several in my etsy shop. 
   My embroidery travels wherever I go. I am looking forward to next month as I am going on a road trip. I won't have to do the driving which is always enjoyable for me. It will be toward the end of the month so hopefully there will be some fall color.
    I get to spend Friday with my middle grandson while they have a day out of school. My oldest has to go in the afternoon. His schedule is around two schools. So there is times that little brother has to go and he doesn't.
   This will be a busy weekend for him. On Saturday he portrays Johnny Frye and leads off the Pony Express 5 K Run on his horse Cleo. Then the ranch rodeo is that evening, He will be helping with the cattle that evening and doing whatever else they want him to do. Him and his buddy help set the cattle panels for the holding pens yesterday being they were out of school.
   I feel better from my sinus infection, but I am still not completely over it. At least the cough is lose which helps and I don't cough at night like I use to do it. I don't know if they are going to continue the antibiotics as strong as they were I imagine they won't. 
   It was a nice weekend after the storms and rain. We have been lucky so far with the way the storms pop up. There will be nothing one minute and the next it will be raining. We had a lot of things to choose from to do. The South Side Festival, a wine festival, Irish music down town just to name a few of the things.
   Have you ever had what is call a slab pie? I was at my son's the other evening for dinner and my daughter in law made one. You have your pie crust only it is on a cookie sheet with the filling on top of it with a lattice top. I know her crust had 4 sticks of butter in it. My Middle grandson helped her make it. They made peach. It was yummy while it was still warm. 
     He still wants to go to Branson and Silver Dollar City for his birthday. He is planning what to do while he is there. It is a done deal in his mind. Oh How it is to be young and think that whatever you want will just automatic happen. It doesn't, but you need to have your dreams. 
     I need to run some errands so I had better bring this to a close. Have a wonderful  week Take care..


Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love your embroidered quilt. Those are so fun to work on. I agree the more color added the more exciting it is to stitch and make more progress. Good luck with a buyer. I look forward to seeing your Halloween Towels. I am happy that you are feeling better and hope you continue to do so. Dreams are what life is all about. We never want to stop having hopes! Wishing you and your family all the best. Take care.

Summer said...

what a wonderful quilt! wishing everyone well.

Vickie said...

Oh such a pretty quilt. I am glad you are able to sleep better. Get all better!

Susie said...

Shirley, I love the quilt, it's beautiful. Are all your grandsons horsemen? They seem to do so well , I wish them great success. Hope you are getting your rest. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Shirley, I think your quilt is very pretty! Love it. You really have a talent for stitchery. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better! Are you going to Branson with your grandson? That will be fun. I'm ready to go back again...I love it there, in spite of all the traffic this time of year. The middle of the week isn't so bad, tho. We haven't had a lot of rain. The bulk of it just skirts around us and we just get a little bit. I'm ready for cooler weather, but I hate to see winter. I do love the fall and tomorrow it's officially here. Happy Fall to you!
Have a good week!

Charlotte Huffman said...

Love your quilt! Glad you're feeling better. I've never had slab pie but it sounds easy and delicious! Have a safe trip.

Gert said...

Oh Shirley this lap quilt is gorgeous! You are do gifted! So glad your feeling better. Sounds like you're till busy with the grands!


Quinn said...

A roadtrip with no driving sounds great , Shirley - enjoy!
And your quilt is lovely :)

Mereknits said...

Glad you are feeling better Shirley, sounds like you are really enjoying your life and your family.

NanaDiana said...

Wow - That coverlet with the chair on it is an amazing piece, Shirley. You do such gorgeous work. Embroidery is almost a lost art in today's world.
It sounds like you are feeling pretty good and I am glad you have a trip planned. I love that your grandson has dreams---my grands do, too, and I always encourage them to dream big!
Hope you have a great first of October. xo Diana