Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, we celebrated my mom's birthday. I made my first (slighty off-center) pinkeep for her. This morning, I tried again and made another pinkeep for myself. I really like making them. I am off to find some unfinished Christmas ornaments with pinkeep potential!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
It feels so good to finish something! I chose to do only the first block of the "Jeanne d'Arc" from the digital magazine, The Gift of Stitching. I think it is lovely on its own - especially since it has St. Michael, my favorite saint!
I also finished three more days on "Adam Alone." I chose to concentrate on the flowers in the border; I could not bring myself to stitch anymore words one-over-one! I will have to think of a special treat for myself each time I do those words - and there are a lot of words! I hope to finish 3 or 4 more designs on this rotation so i am already planning on the designs to start to fill the empty spaces. That is the most fun! Well, off we go for some family summer outside fun! I'll post more pictures later. Oh, will someone tell me how I can post more than 4 pictures per post?
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This week I have enjoyed looking at Tanya's and Vonna's posts about using cross stich throughout their homes. Here is a shot of a "grouping" on my kitchen wall. The walls are a pale green. I like holding up various charts and planning what should go where next. Sometimes I think I want to change the stitching and the pictures out seasonally. I think I could just leave a summer, fall, and Christmas photo in each frame and switch the pictures out throughout the year. Switching the needlework would be a little trickier since they would be different sizes, and I do not want a bunch of holes in the wall. What do you do?
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
This week, Nutmeg and I studied Catherine the Great in history. We also looked at library books about the Russian Orthodox. We visited a Greek Orthodox church a few times this summer, so she had some context. Next week we will start Napoleon.
I finished stitching "Persuasion," and am now back to my rotation. For now....
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Well, it is summer. School is still in session, but we are taking a break from running all over N. Georgia to ballet and music. The girls have been swimming in mountain lakes, eating "hunky" bars with my grandmother, and taking walks under the pine trees with my grandfather.Nutmeg is still recovering from a caterpillar sting we got while riding through the trees, I mean, riding along the paths on the golf cart.
Nutmeg and I are trying to finish some selected chapters from SOTW 3 before we begin our cycle again with SOTW 1. I thought SOTW 1 was a better place to pick up Buttercup. If she started with SOTW, she might never want to do history again! This week we are studying Russia, Catherine the Great and vaccines.
I am almost staying on my cross stitch rotation. I finished up my three days on "Grateful heart," but I needed a quick project to inspire me. Since watching "Lost in Austen," I having been craving all things Jane. (I have not decided how much I liked "Lost in Austen" yet.) I picked up Tanya's Persuasion design from JCS. It fulfills the Jane craving and has a summery-beach theme as well. I may start Tanya's "Return to the Sea" next. I cannot be a slave to my rotation schedule! I also did a quick biscornu fob using Brighneedle's "Bunny Hop" design.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I cannot believe it has been two years today! It seems like only yesterday that I was tentatively setting up a blog in order to show off the H#rry P#tter freebie from The Sampler Girl's blog. The Striped Rose switches between cross stitch, homeschooling and gardening at my whim. I do have a habit of leaping from project to project. I want to thank Tanya and all the other stitchers whose stitching blogs have and continue to inspire me. And if anyone is looking for a homeschool blog...I promise in the fall to return to Weekly Reports and curriculum reviews. I need the support and encouragement of the homeschooling corner of the blogosphere! I am checking in on your blogs throughout the summer. One thing I have discovered is that a reader comes to a blog because of a certain common interest, but eventually you get to know the blogger, and are interested in other aspects of the blogger's life - family, vacations, ups-and-downs. So have a cup of tea with me today, and leave a comment on this post to enter my giveaway. I chose a chart by Prairie Schooler - "Friends." I thought the title appropriate! I will choose a random winner on Friday. Good Luck!
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