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Weekend Adventures

I’ve been procrastinating on starting a new endeavor… so of course I decided to do anything and everything this weekend except the one thing I should be doing instead. Let me count the ways I have procrastinated… We went to the farmers market for iced coffee and donuts (& peaches)… I caught up on some… Continue reading Weekend Adventures

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Sandy Orton Summer Sampler

Today is the last day of summer. Somehow another season has slipped by… can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of Fall already?! Since the first day of summer in June, I’ve been working on the Sandy Orton Summer Sampler. You can read more here about how I bought the four matching season… Continue reading Sandy Orton Summer Sampler

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Alabama Adventures

I spent last week in Alabama at my parents’ house, and Amelia had so much fun! A week away from the routine was just what we all needed. Today it’s back to reality… but I’m still wallowing in photos. Just a few of our favorite memories… The pool!       The community garden!  … Continue reading Alabama Adventures

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Beekeeper Cross Stitch Cube Finish

Remember the adorable Beekeeper cross stitch I stitched a few months ago? It’s been sitting in a pile of finished cross stitch patterns waiting to be framed, until the Frosted Pumpkins shared a tutorial for a standing cub finish. I couldn’t resist trying it out, so today I have a FFO (Fully Finished Object) to… Continue reading Beekeeper Cross Stitch Cube Finish

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Dog Days of Summer

Summer is in full swing, and here in Tennessee it sure does feel like it outside! Temps have been over 90 degrees every day and the humidity is close to 100%, but hopefully the forecasted rain this week will bring some relief. In the meantime, I’m doing everything I can to escape the heat from… Continue reading Dog Days of Summer

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A Grand Ole Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day! Despite some growing pains for Amelia (including cutting her top tooth), we had a grand time with the grands over the weekend… the only problem was that it was over too soon. We fit plenty of American pastimes into our long weekend: pooltime, a cookout with friends, antiquing in downtown Franklin (Amelia… Continue reading A Grand Ole Fourth of July

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Citrus Biscornu Cross Stitch

I love sharing finishes, and today I actually have a FFO (Fully Finished Object) to share! I’ve had this Citrus Biscornu pattern from Satsuma Street Designs for a couple years, and I even had button options all picked out for it, but I finally got around to starting it in May.If you’ve never heard of… Continue reading Citrus Biscornu Cross Stitch

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Drinks All Around Cross Stitch

I love sharing finishes, and today is one of my favorites! I’ve had the Drinks All Around pattern for a few years (retired from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery), and had it all kitted up and ready to go for over a year before I finally tackled it. It wasn’t particularly large or difficult, so I don’t… Continue reading Drinks All Around Cross Stitch

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When All Else Fails, Go to the Pool

Alternate title: Epic Nesting Failure At 37 weeks, my pregnancy is drawing to an end I’m full of conflicting emotions. I go through cycles of excitement and anxiety so many times in one day, it can be exhausting. And lately I’ve been adding nesting to the rotation. This past weekend I had three goals: Organize… Continue reading When All Else Fails, Go to the Pool

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Summer Beach Day Cross Stitch: Part 2

Part 2 of the Summer Beach Day cross stitch is done! The second (and final) part arrived mid-July and I was able to finish stitching it up right before the baby shower festivities began over the weekend. I love quick stitches like this one, especially all the cute summery elements like citrus fruits, popsicles, seagulls,… Continue reading Summer Beach Day Cross Stitch: Part 2