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Monday, July 20, 2015

Off To The Fair

Hi friends! Hot and humid weather around here lately. Yuck. The flowers like it though. Several of the bargain, pink gladiola bulbs that I just planted have sprouted. :)

I am stitching Love Is Best, the LK traveling pattern. I used a lavender 32 ct linen and changed every, single floss color. Ha! Not enough pink for me. ;)
Would you like to stitch this pattern next? You must have a blog. You must be a follower of mine. And you must be willing to stitch this up and send it along to the next stitcher. I will draw a name on Monday, July 27th.

I have finally completed the most labor intensive, tedious finishing I have ever done. Am I showing you the big finish yet? Nope. You know why? Well... I am entering it in the Wisconsin State Fair. Yep. I knew this was the piece I wanted to enter three years ago! Other projects kept getting stitched and finished before this. I put it off. I decided half a year ago NO MORE DELAY! I am SO nervous. I have never entered any kind of needlework competition in my life. Brian and I will take this and one other piece I am entering to the State Fairgrounds today. The Fair does not even begin until August 6th! The suspense will kill me I think.

Today our Emerson is 19 years old.♥ He will begin trade school in just over one month. He has decided to become a carpenter. We had family over for birthday cake(Pistachio Marble Cake) yesterday.

Thank you for stopping by my friends. I am so glad you did. You encourage me.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie





25 comments:

Christina said...

We are having heat too. Yuck :( Good luck on your fair entry. Happy birthday to your son. Best of luck to him in his schooling.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Our "summer" weather has stuck! When it hasn't been torrential downpours it has been so hot and humid it's like trying to breathe soup. I an so excited to see your entry! I know you'll do great! And it's addictive. I,m taking a few of my things in this week to our county fair :)
Good Luck Vickie!!!

And a very good wish that your son does well in his schooling!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Happy birthday to your son and he has chosen a wise profession. Good luck at the fair--hope you bring home the blue ribbon

Angela CG said...

I am always amazed at the skill that goes into all the pieces that are entered. I'm sure you will do very well at the fair. I can't wait to see your version of the traveling pattern. Count me in!

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

Congratulations to Emerson and all of you, of course. I bet (ALL ;) that cake was good ... How nice he wants to be a Carpenter, I higly respect people being so talented with wood (I love wood). Good luck, Emerson!
I like the pattern very much, but still have soooo much patterns waiting for me to stitch, so don't count me in, but thanks for the offer.
That sweet William is so beautiful! Love the colour.
How exciting, your entry, fingers crossed!

Have a nice day & waves across the ocean,
Carolien

CJ said...

Wow, I have been waiting and waiting for someone to have a traveling pattern SAL. Please count me in.

Good luck to your son in his next big adventure. I love watching people build things with their hands.

Love the poodle pic, what a haircut.

CJ

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I would love to stitch this chart, please enter me. Congrats to Emerson and glad you are feeling better. good luck on your fair enter. Big hugs Lynda Ruth

KimM said...

Wow, Vickie! Best of luck with your fair entry. I can hardly wait to see it!!
hugs
xxx
P.S. Please don't include me in the draw - I the pattern may have come from me ;0)
xxx

butterfly said...


Yes good luck with the fair , I am putting one of mine in our fair next month , it is great fun
Happy Birthday to your son hugs.

Frances N said...

Hope you get a huge ribbon at the fair!!! I'll be real interested to hear, and to see your beautiful entries!
This heat is awful!! We are really ready for crisp fall weather!
Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to your son!

Bea said...

Good luck with the competition pieces. That's a brave thing to do.

Margaret said...

Good luck at the fair! I bet you'll do great! Can't wait to see the pieces you entered. Happy birthday to Emerson too!

Barbara said...

I just know you'll get a ribbon Vickie because it is so beautiful.

Angela Tucker said...

Good luck at the fair!! You do such beautiful work...Dare I guess that it is pink? LOL

Happy birthday to your son. I know that I only work with little wooden boxes, but the feel of wood in your hands, taking a single piece of wood and making into something that will live with a family. How much more amazing is that?!?

diamondc said...

Good luck on the entries in the Fair, I hope you come home with loads of ribbons.
Happy Birthday to your Son.
Love the floral photos.

Blessings
Catherine

Julie said...

Had a lovely catch up read ... Happy birthday wishes to your son, good luck in the fair - cant wait to see what you made.
Great artwork by Madeleine and such a cute stitch project for the blog hop, i'll find out who got your postcard as I wend my way through blog reading.
xxx

Carol said...

Happy Birthday to Emerson! I think he's made a wonderful career choice, Vickie. I sure wish I had a carpenter in the family--more bookshelves and frames for my stitching could be had :)

Best of luck to you at the fair--I would be nervous, too, but you may be pleasantly surprised!!

rosey175 said...

Happy birthday to Emerson! Carpentry is a fun choice.

You are brave for putting stuff in the fair! I have often wanted to try to enter but it's a bit far away and I don't do enough traditional stuff anyway haha.

Please do not include me in the draw but thanks for the offer~ It'd be about 10 million years before I stitch it at this rate lol.

Maggee said...

Carpentry is a very fine trade to learn! Good for Emerson! I know you will fare well at the Fair! (haha) You do exquisite work. Can't wait to know the results! Hugs!

gominam said...

You got me excited on that fair entry. I'm sure it's something grand, majestic! Good luck;)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Woohoo! That sounds so exciting! Good luck with the fair :D Oh, and I'd love to stitch that traveling pattern!

Marie said...

Yes, Vickie…Milwaukee was good to us on the 7/11wedding day! Pier Wisconsin was an amazing venue.

GOOD LUCK at the WI State Fair, I wish that I could attend! I will be anxious to see what you entered and how you did. That is so exciting. I would love to enter my needlework into a State Fair.

Please do sign me up for your traveling pattern, thanks!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Am I surprised you pinked that Lizzie Kate all up? Not at all! I would love to stitch it next and send it on ASAP!

Good luck with your fair entry!

Sally said...

Good luck at the fair Vickie!

Enjoy stitching the LK. Can't wait to see it :)

Happy Birthday to your son!

Brigitte said...

Good luck for you and the piece you enter at the fair. Can't wait to see it on your blog.
And happy belated birthday to your son. Wishing him a great start on learning the profession he chose.