Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Passing of Days

"Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction;
faithful in prayer."
Romans 12:12

Another week, another week.  I read someone's blog recently ... I'm sorry, I don't remember whose blog it was ... & she ended with the question why do the days drag by so slowly but the years fly by so quickly? I've had a few of those dragging days.  

I've been doing some stitching.  These first 2 future pinkeeps are Country Rustic Primitives designs stitched on my favorite stitching fabric, osnaburg.  The first design is called Freedom 1807 Pinkeep; the second Liberty Hanging Pinkeep.  Ya gotta love CRP designs. You know what you're getting just by the titles   : )

Last night I started working on a Pine Mountain pillow kit called American Star. These kits are always nice since they're prefinished for you   : )   I've gotten this far.
I seem to be on a patriotic roll   : )

I really don't have much to write about.  It's getting warmer & warmer here   : (   Pearl & I took a walk around the yard this morning to see how things are faring.  She was pretty excited when she saw the first of the daylilies blooming   : )
She was pretty excited about this purple colored mystery plant as well.  I have its name & other information on a tag somewhere.
I was walking along & suddenly Pearl was nowhere to be found!  I was so worried, but then I heard giggling & there she was ... playing a trick on me by hiding in a clump of Feverfew   : )
This was Pearl's favorite plant ... the pink Astilbe.
You're probably thinking one of two things ... (A) The Easily Influenced Stitcher has too much time on her hands; or (B) The Easily Influenced Stitcher needs professional help.  I won't argue   : )


Pam in IL said...

I love the walk around the yard. Your flowers are just ahead of ours. My Astilbe are huge, but not flowering yet.

I'm in a patriotic stitching mood too, just not enough time and still struggling with the pinched nerve.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, you do seem to be on a patriotic kick! I love it - I'm a big fan of Americana. :D

Trace4J said...

What a fun post.
I'm thinking she is fun and wonderful myself.
Pearl is pretty cute too.
I love the pin keeps you are making.
I am so lovin Americana again.
Your flowers are beautiful too.
Woolie hugs to you :)

Vickie said...

Your last paragraph has me laughing quite a bit up here!!
My favorite flower you shared today is the same as Pearl's. =)

Robin said...

Super patriotic finishes, Shirlee! I need to look up the designer. Where do you find your osnaburg fabric? Enjoyed the walk about in your yard.

Robin in Virginia

cucki said...

Hello deary your stitchy finished pin keep are so sweet ..and that fabric is looking so sweet too.
I love my walk too..-always so much fun ..
Aww pearl is so cute..kisses for her
Hugs x

Joyce Mayer said...

Hi Miss Easily,

It's me Prudence. Need professional help? No way, just ask Pearl.

I'm glad to see that she has a sense of humor, it will keep you on your toes. Giggle.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hi Shirlee!
CRP is one of favorite designers and osnaburg is one of favorite fabrics to stitch on too!
Thanks to you and Pearl for taking us along on your tour through your garden ~ Beautiful blooms!
Prim Blessings

Scattered Threads said...

Very pretty finishes. You have a beautiful tendered garden and a very nice helper too:)


marly said...

Nice flowers. I have three irises and three peonies. It would be a short walk for Pearl.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love the Pearl pictures....keep them coming. Nothing wrong with an active imagination....I hear it keeps you young!

Blessings always

Myra said...

Oh I love these patriotic finishes Shirlee. I am in a patriotic mood too. So glad to see you and Pearl having fun together. :o)

Simply Victoria said...

I love your new Americana theme and stitching pieces. What fun you and Pearl are having visiting the pretty garden! She is sweet. Thanks for sharing! Btw, that was my blog with the days drag by years fly thought - no worries :)

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finishes Shirlee. Love the pics of Pearl in the yard.


~Sara said...

I am loving your new Americana pinkeeps!!!
Your yard is looking wonderful.
Thank you for the tour(Pearl)

Krista said...

Lots of great new stitching! Love the Americana designs.

Chris said...

Gorgeous stitching! So nice to have some finishes. I need to stitch some more patriotic pieces. I just need to stitch some more.
Looks like you and Pearl had some fun in the garden.

Michelle said...

Lovely walk around your garden with Pearl and you - love the new header xx

Catherine said...

Great finishes and fun post!!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh you know I love those patriotic pieces!
Pearl is such a cutie. My Polly doesn't seem to want to get off her rocking chair. I think she needs some encouragement. She's so pale. Maybe we could make a play date!

Carol said...

Love your patriotic stitching, Shirlee--I think they are my favorites to stitch after Christmas :)

Pearl, in her little red kerchief, just cracks me up and I agree with her, the pink Astilbe is my favorite, too. I only have boring old white here!

Jan said...

Love your stitching. A shame we don't have as many patriotic patterns for Australia. They look like fun to stitch

Kaisievic said...

Lovely garden, Shirlee and some pretty new starts.

Marie said...

Is that Osnaburg fabric or a type of cross stitch fabric?

I love to see sweet Pearl in your posts. Just think of how nice it would be to have Pearl join you for Tea at my house if you would just decide to move to VT. :D

I am seriously wanting one of those dolls!