Saturday, May 1, 2010

Life is Good!! (Mostly)

Guess what I found in the mailbox earlier this week . . .

This cute piece of stitching from my giveaway winner Ranae.  My apologies, Ranae, for not posting this earlier, but my DH had custody of the camera for the golf tournament earlier this week.

Isn't this little pincushion sweet?  It feels like it must be stuffed with crushed walnut shells (?).  Beautiful colors (a little brighter in real-life), pretty finishing fabric -- I love it, THANK YOU, Ranae! 

Our DS recieved the Arrow of Light, the highest achievement in Cub Scouting, tonight.  The ceremony was awesome!  This flaming arrow, which was lit at the climax of the ceremony, was 8 feet long. 

Today was the first 100% humidity day of the year and HOT with mosquitos and gnats and it started raining during the ceremony (but a little rain doesn't stop Scouts) -- but everyone had a great time.

Needles(s) to say -- no stitching done today.  Still practicing the bullion knot roses before I put them on my final piece, the roses and attaching the charm are all I have left to complete "Mother's TLC".  If I can get it done tomorrow morning, I can use the 60% off framing coupons from Michaels -- wish me luck!

The recent oil spill in the Gulf is looking pretty bad.  Officials have opened shrimping season early (catch what you can while there is time) -- not sure if that qualifies as a silver lining.

{{{Stepping onto my soap box}}} 
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Thank you. 
{{{Stepping down from my soap box}}}

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  1. Darling pincushion you received! Congrats on your son making it thru Cubs and earning the AoL. Now, on to Eagle!

    Appreciate the comment about the seafood - will look for Louisiana certified.

  2. Lovely exchange pillow your received Stephanie.
    Congrats to your hubby on his achievement.
    Good luck with the bullion knots.
    I;m having a giveaway if you would like to enter please pop over.

  3. I tried leaving a comment earlier but Blogger was being stupid. I heard this morning about the shrimping being opened early because of the oil. How horrible. I hope that they're able to do something about all of it before it's too late.

    The package you received from Ranae is wonderful. And a huge congratulations to your son for receiving the Arrow of Light!

  4. Such a pretty little pillow - a lovely gift to receive.
    Congrats. to your husband on his award.
    I saw the oil spill on the news. It is all very sad.

  5. Hi Stephanie--Thanks so much for your nice comments on my blog! I'm always happy to meet new stitchers :)

    Your little pillow from Ranae is so cute. And I loved hearing about your son receiving his Arrow of Light. Two of my three sons were involved in Scouting and the oldest got his Eagle--we were so very proud of him as I'm sure you are of your son :) Hope he continues on with the journey toward Eagle rank!

  6. I'm so glad to see you received it safe and sound. Yes! it is crushed walnuts, to keep your pins clean and sharp. I Forgot to add that, Sorry!
    Congrats to your DS for the Arrow of Light.
    That oil spill how sad! It breaks my heart to think of all the little creatures being effected by our human mistakes.
    Take Care!!

  7. great pincushion-love the fabric and thread color combo

    and hooray for DS
    what a wonderful achievement-well done