Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hare's Christmas Pillowized!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!

It's been a very relaxing weekend so far. All the kids are home, the weather has been awesome, the food good...can't ask for more than that! Amy has had tons of stories about college life, Adam has had tons of stories about work so most of our time together has been spent talking and catching up. Today Amy is upstairs doing homework, Adam is off at a Fantasy Football draft, Abby is working and Dan is in the garage working on Amy's headboard. I'm doing laundry, getting stuff ready for supper and even stitching a bit. We had to watch an action movie as part of Amy's homework so we sat and watched Die Hard this morning. Can't get much better than Bruce Willis in a die hard movie for action! Tonight the kids are all going bowling. This is a strange and unusual occurrence in this house. Never have the 3 chosen to do something together. Willingly. With no fighting. Still trying to wrap my mind around that one!

Stitching has been scarce this week. I've been busy working on a little project for our fall retreat. It does include stitching but it's not done yet and I couldn't share it right now anyway since it's for retreat and some of the ladies read the blog. Everyone will have to be patient for 2 weeks and then I can show you.

I did get my Hare's Christmas back from the "pillowizer". It's so darn cute I can hardly stand it! Those rabbits just make me smile! I backed it with the fabric it's laying on.

I wanted to share some of Abby's artwork with you. She's been bored at work lately. Last week she took her sketch pad and pencils with her and this was the result:

She volunteered to do the bulletin board at school too. The radiology students wear blue scrubs and they get to dress up for Halloween this year so they decided to be Smurfs. Abby took that idea and drew a Smurf for the bulletin board and then added the lead apron and thyroid cover that the patients use.

I think it turned out really cute but I'm her mama so I might be a bit biased. Just a little.

Guess that's about it for today. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend as much as I am!

Take care!



Dianne said...

your christmas pillow is so cute! that's such a great little series by Paulette :)

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh! I just love your Hare's Christmas pillow!!!! Wonderful! And Abby's artwork -- she's very talented!

Larisa said...

Great pillow! Cross-stitching on linen looks so fantastic!!! Love this! ))

MommyDearest said...

The pillow is so cute!! I got to hold it and touch it!! I WANTED IT!!! Julie was mean and selfish and wouldn't let me have it!! LOL!!
I didn't know Abby was so talented an artist! Love the Smurf!! Glad you are having a good time with your family....but all three kids doing the same thing together, at the same time..My parents would have been very suspicious!!
See you next week.

Deborah said...

I love the pillow and the finishing!

Carol R said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing of Hare's Christmas!

Abby is a very talented artist

Meari said...

Nice drawings. Very cute pillow!

Karen said...

Your little pillow is the fabric you used.

Your daughter is very talented!

Sally said...

Your pillow is gorgeous! What a lovely finish.

Your daughter's artwork is wonderful.

Patti said...

Amy is just so talented. Bet she could be a cartoonist if she wanted to be one. Now your pillow! It is absolutely gorgeous. Who is the chart by please and who is your pillowizer because she did a wonderful job of your wonderful stitching.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Sherry said...

Beautiful artwork - drawing like that is truly a gift!

Sherry said...

Whoops - hit the key too soon - VEry nice that your kids are hanging together - funny what a little absence will do...same thing happened years ago with me and my sisters when I went away to college and came home for breaks. Your pillow finish is very sweet! Enjoy th rest of your day!! Me - dinner in the crockpot, cake in the oven and as soon as it's out I am going to shower and then stitch the day away...I love a holiday off work...makes it feel a little more special than sat/sun!

Chellaj said...

Julie, LOVE Abby's art. She is VERY talented!

PegC said...

Radiology will be a happier place with Amy's artwork!

Cythia Harris ~ said...

I don't blame you! The pillow is just adorable! And your DD sketching is very good!

Blu said...

Very cute Hares.
Abby's art is amazing! She's very talented.