Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm still stitching...really



I am! Currently I am working on Summer House by Blackbird Designs. I am stitching it on 30 count celadon with the recommended GAST, Weeks and DMC threads. I am loving it. I have been having a Blackbird love affair for the last several months. Yes, I know I am little late to that party! Have you seen the sneak peek of the new loose feather's series? It's a must have! I have not been working on Magic Garden, I had a few errors and felt the need to distance myself!

In other news, the kids and I took a Carnival cruise to Key West, FL. and Nassau, Bahamas. It was for 5 days and it was great. The kids really enjoyed it, no worrying about what to cook and you could literally eat 24/7 or for 24/5 in our case. The ship is in the picture below, we were docked in Key West at the time. It was called Carnival Fascination and it was huge! Service was great, the food was a little hit or miss, but it's a great vacation for the price and to have all your meals included.



Now the kids and I are settling into summer and I am planning my stitching. All too soon it will be time to shop for school. Next year, I will have two in high school. I can't believe it! Anyway, I am off to stitch. Have a great Sunday!

PS: THANKS FOR ALL THE AWESOME BIRTHDAY WISHES! XOXO

24 comments:

Barbi said...

Love the stitching! Such pretty colors! Wooo hooo on the cruise, that is one thing that I have yet to do, but can't wait to try.

Yiotas Cross Stitch said...

very beautiful summer house. Your cruise must have been amazing, I really envy you.

Katrina said...

Lovely stitching Sharon, and how wonderful you went on a cruise!

Mouse said...

ooo nice stitching :) love BBD designs my self .. just getting into them too :) and ooo sounds like you had fun on the cruise :) love mouse xxxx

Karen said...

I love your Summer House and it's nice to hear that you went on a relaxing cruise, I'm sure you deserve it!

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful stitching Sharon!

Oh wow! Lucky you :o) Glad you got to spend some time with your kids.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am so glad you guys had such a wonderful time. Lovely stitching!

Lili Bear said...

Oh lovely stitching!
I'm also in love with the new Loose Feathers summer design, and eagerly waiting for it to reach France. ;)
You must have had a great time onboard! I really love the idea of not having to plan the meals or anything for anyone for a few days... ;)
Very belated congratulations to Brandon for his license. :)))
Here's my email, by the way. Replace the stars with you know what. ;)
lililand*neuf*fr
Hugs, sweet Sharon.

Annika said...

Love the colours, very pretty!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I used to do the insurance for those ships! or vessels as we had to call them. I love all the names the fleet had. Glad you had a nice time, I love catered holidays!

Carol said...

Such a pretty BBD piece, Sharon--I love the color of the house on your chosen fabric. And how nice that you and the kids cruised to the Bahamas. I've never been on a cruise, but it's on my list :)

Sally said...

Your BBD is looking so pretty Sharon.

How lovely that you and your kids went on a cruise. It's something I've never done but would love to.

Jackie said...

Hey there darling. How you doing? :)
BBD Design is looking beautiful. So glad you had a nice cruise vacation with the children. I have very very beautiful memories of Key West. My DD will also be in high school this next school year and she is wearing me out with all the sports practice this summer already.
Glad to see you back blogging.
Hugs.
Jackie

Tobie said...

Your Summer House is looking great! And you will have it finished in no time now! Yes, I love the sneak peek pics of the new loose feathers so far! So many great BBD charts...

Siobhan said...

Beautiful stitching! You can't go wrong with those BBDs. :) I love your idea of a summer vacation--nice cruise! Enjoy your summer.

Football and Fried Rice said...

Love your stitching, Sharon! But even more - how 'bout that vacation!?!?! sounds like the perfect way to kick off summer vacation! And who doesnt love to eat? lol!! Glad you enjoyed your trip - welcome home and Happy 4th of July!!

Sara

Karoline said...

Your Summer House is looking lovely.

Glad you enjoyed your holiday

Von said...

You're lucky to be so close to the ports for those lovely destinations! For our 7-day cruise, we were gone for 10 days because of travel time, which is not really very relaxing. Oh well, I'd do it again for another Caribbean cruise! :D

Of course, we could drive to Seattle for an Alaskan cruise - but you don't get in much sunbathing.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely WIP!

I'd love to go on a cruise someday! The people I know who have done it love it!

Gabi said...

What a lovely WIP.
Great to hear that you had such a good time on your cruise.

Lelia said...

Hi Sharon:

Beautiful stitching! I've never been on a cruise, glad you had a marvelous time

Ranae said...

Summer House is looking great, one of my favorites
Fun times on the cruise

feather-stitching.com said...

Your BBD piece is coming along well - and you definitely have plenty of company in your newly found BBD obsession. I have to admit there are only a small handful that I really love myself, but it seems that every 2nd blog I read lately has a BBD on the go ;) Your cruise sounds really wonderful :D

Pointed Stitcher said...

Summer House looks great and yes, I've seen the sneak peek of the new BBD series, it's a must!!