Monday, July 26, 2010

Birthday Wishes and Pictures to Share!

It's Monday, the 26th of July and all day it has been my daughter's 31st birthday! I had a bit of a birthday celebration at the house yesterday afternoon! With the exception of my youngest daughter and her wee family, everyone else was here, even my parents! So it was a great day, full of celebration, fellowship, good eats, that left me with a satisfied heart at the end of the day! Happy Birthday to my dear Megan Brooke!! May you have many, many more birthdays, my darling one! Momma loves you enough!!!

Many of you have been experiencing a heat wave like we have around here of late! In fact, the entire summer has been a hot one and very humid! I have been trying to walk every evening, and sometimes with the horrid heat being so bad, I am unable to do that, which I need to do, and have grown to look forward to. So, guess I am really looking forward to Autumn...hope we have an early one!

I had a friend visit a few weeks ago, and she sent me this ever so sweet pincushion as a thank you gift! I was thrilled, it is Blackbird Designs Bird In Hand! Isn't it lovely? Thank you so much, Kathy!




 She also finished this little design that I had stitched, by Lizzie Kate, Work, Pray, Trust! While she was visiting, we went to Joann's and picked out fabric and trim and she created this little cutey for me!


Another special friend, Lizzy, blessed me with this Sweet Friendship stitched piece, which I had framed! I am so pleased with it, thank you so much, Lizzy!!!


I am so blessed with such special friends, my cup runneth over!!

Also back from the framer's is Little House Needlework's Brave Hearts, stitched on 40 ct Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside with the recommended Belle Soie Silks. A fun stitch, that I started a couple years ago and just finished, about time, huh? I love the molding on this one too!
Another small finish, that I stitched a couple of months ago and just got in a frame is Shakespeare Peddler's Count Your Blessings:
In other stitching endeavors, I am working on a bit of secret stitching, and also Sunflower House by Blackbird Designs. Also trying to get some ornaments stitched, before Christmas creeps up and I won't have anything stitched for friends or family! Must keep up the momentum! Here is one I just finished, designed by Brittercup Designs and titled 'Mine'...I think it was the title that enticed me, so cute!

Other then designing and I just had a recent release, Road Home, if you haven't seen it yet, please visit Tree of Life Samplings blog! I have three more I am working on now, and will most likely, by that I mean, I hope, will be released pretty close together, we shall see!

Thanks for your visits and especially for your ever so sweet and encouraging comments! Keep them coming, they mean the world to me!

Till next time, have some fun with your stitching!

Love, Jan

33 comments:

Catherine said...

Great goodies and finishes!!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Peggy Lee said...

Wow Jan! All the finishes are beyond words.....but that "Sweet Friendship" is my favorite!
A very happy birthday to your daughter.

Littlebit said...

Aww, Happy Birthday to your loved one.

Oh my goodness at all of your beautiful framed pieces and finishes! They are all fantastic!

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to your daughter! It's so nice when the whole family can get together to celebrate. Love all the lovely presents and finishes too! Looking forward to seeing your new designs.

Katrina said...

Everything is gorgeous!!!! Love all the pictures :-). And a belated happy birthday to your DD.

Carolyn NC said...

Happy Birthday to your DD! Your finishes and gifts are just beautiful!

Parsley said...

Happy Birthday to her! I just adore all the lovely projects there.

Patty C. said...

Your finished works look lovely :)
Wonderful patterns

mbroider said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Your daughter and my husband share their birthday - I like that!!!

And i am now going to be your follower!

doris said...

Woo ... what wonderful gifts and finishes!

Congrats on the recent b-days of your daughter and granddaughter.

Siobhan said...

Happy birthday to your daughter, Jan!

What beautiful finishes and gifts! You must be so psyched to have everything on display. Love your blog header photo, too. I was admiring a model of your design "Quaker Silence" at The Strawberry Sampler this weekend. ;)

MyLifesAStitch said...

With all this stitchy goodness, I don't even know what to comment on, lol!! So I won't - other than to say everything is beautiful, and you do, indeed have wonderful and generous friends. :)

Happy birthday to your DD!! Those are sweet times, aren't they?

Have a great week, Jan!

Hazel said...

Some gorgeous finishes on here. Kathy made you a lovely piece. x

Cindy F. said...

Such beautiful gifts and finishes!
You and your dear friends are blessed with talents:)

Mylene said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your DD, Jan.

What lovely finishes and gifts received. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated to Megan! Hope she had a grand day!

What wonderful finishes! Know you are enjoying Kathy's gift and work as well as the keepsake stitched for you by Lizzy! Enjoy them all!

Robin

Candace said...

Beautiful stitched and finished pieces.

Happy Birthday to Megan!

Sherry said...

Hey Jan,

I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the comment today on my blog - you're so sweet! What wonderful friends you have - and love the BBD design! Hope your daughter had a super birthday - sounds like a perfect day! Ah, to be 31 again - who am I kidding, I was chasing around a one year old and like him being older in a lot of ways - LOL. Enjoy your new finished/finishes!!

TinaTx said...

They are all wonderful but I love 'Sweet Friendship'!

Lynn said...

You have some really lovely finishes there Jan! I also love that Sweet Friendship piece too. Do you know who the designer is?
You are blessed to have such good friends.
Sounds like your daughter had a really great birthday celebration!

Sherry said...

A belated happy birthday to your dd. I can't wait to see what you are designing next!

Denise said...

Hi Jan -

We follow many of the same blogs! Don't know how I missed yours. Wow - congrats on all of your finishes!

Can't wait to get the time to see your other blogs.

Smiles - Denise

woolwoman said...

Hi Jan - so glad to see you around blogland more frequently - Love all the stitchy gifts you showed - they are lovely and certainly show what a friend you are to so many. Love your finishes too - I'm glad life seems to be returning to a somewhat normal pace for you and I'm right there with you GF on the wishes for an early autumn - only problem in NE FL - there is really nothing but HOT and less HOT - no real change of seasons - take care - Hugs Mel

Vinniey said...

Happy belated birthday to your DD, Jan. Sounds like your DD had a great birthday celebration! I'm so glad to discovered your beautiful blog and I will come back more often. Love to see all your finishes and beautiful designs. :)

Karoline said...

Lovely gifts and finishes.

Happy birthday to your DD

Ashley said...

I think you need to change the pic mom, both me and your granddaughter are different ages now :)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Awesome finishes and such lovely gifts! You've been a busy girl, haven't you!? Happy belated b-day to your DD!

Brigitte said...

You've had some great finishes lately. Wonderful to look at. And two gorgeous gifts. Enjoy everything!
I hope that your heat wave has finished by now and that you can enjoy some lower temperatures.

Alice said...

What a blessing that you could all be together on Megan's birthday Jan. It sounds like it was truly memorable. The pincushion you received sure is pretty and the Sweet Frienship just perfect. Love your framed LHN pieces. I can see why "MINE" got your attention.: ) What a cutie! I adore your designs and look forward to all your releases.
Alice
xxx

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Susan said...

Thanks for showing all your great finishes and the lovely gifts!

Suzanne said...

Great gifts you received! Lovely finishes.

Mare said...

What wonderful stitching and darling gifts! Thank you for sharing.