Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day


It was a rainy Memorial Day for us in Chicagoland.  My husband had to work so my Mom came and we had a sleepover!  The rain did not bother us a bit as we had planned to stitch!  As you can see I had a finish!  Threadworks Primitive America pinkeep.  I felt so lucky to have matching scissors and threadminder!   Also, the beautiful ribbon you see is from Country Sampler and was a gift to me from my friend Kellie.  I think I might frame this little piece and use the ribbon in the framing. 

My Mom started out knitting; but she switched to embroidery.   She is working on some Christmas embroidered pieces that are going to be part of a quilt!  Just darling!!!





 She really got a lot finished!  Those deer are just too darling.




I spent most of the day working on Peace House by La D Da and I think I could have finished it.....but I ran out of Onyx thread by Weeks Dye Works!!!  Arghhhh!!!!  I will have to get some ASAP and then I can finish this one (and get it framed!!!)



We had a lovely evening and day together.  My brother came over too and we had pizza!!!  What a treat.  Hope you all had a good long weekend too.  

Of course, we also reflected on those who gave their lives so that we can live freely.   That it the true meaning of the day.  

20 comments:

Margaret said...

You are so lucky to have a mom who also stitches and knits! What a fun weekend to have together! I love your finish -- gorgeous! Too bad about running out of thread on Peace House -- I love it! Your mom's embroidery is wonderful too! Glad you had a fun weekend.

Vickie said...

I agree with Margaret. My only relative who sewed was my Great Aunt Ethel. No family to stitch with.
Love your projects.

Laurie in Iowa said...

How wonderful to have had a stitching day with your Mom. Love your Peace House and I look forward to stitching that one soon.

Robin said...

It sounded like you and your Mom had a wonderful stitching party together. Congratulations to you on your patriotic finish! Sorry you ran out of the thread for Peace House. Bummer!

Robin in Virginia

Melody said...

How great to have a day with your Mom, stitching. Sounds like you both enjoyed it. Great memories for you. It was nice your brother could join you for dinner.

Your project is great, also your Mom's embroidery.

moosecraft said...

Oh my... the Peace House is looking gorgeous! What's the linen you used? Perfect! Love your Mom's embroidery too!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a fun time you two had! Love your finish and the progress made. Hope you have a good rest of the week too.

merumo said...

It must have been very nice having such quality time with your mom. Love her redwork project as well as your La D Da's. Your retreat post sent me to Vera's bags world (Goet a couple while their sale!)and got some kits from Country Sampler. You sure kept me really busy :D

BrendaS said...

Great finish Laura! Sounds like you and your Mom had a great time together and got lots done:)) Can't wait to see Peace House in person!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!!! Love your pieces. Your mom is such a lovely stitcher. Can't wait to see your completed Peace House!!!!

Karin said...

Great finish Laura!! How nice to spend some time with your mom and enjoying stitching together.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I wish my mom lived close enough to have a sleepover! Love your America finish and your Peace House is looking great.

Your mom's stitching is sweet!

Barb said...

Sounds like a wonderful week-end! I do love the Peace House plus your patriotic finish is great!

woolwoman said...

I love rug hooking and stitching with my mom - she isn't a knitter but loves to put her orders in for me to knit for her LOL - sounds like a perfect holiday weekend for ya'll. I was so inspired with your Peace House - I had Cathy send it to me. You have flown on yours. Great seeing all your stitching and your mom's too.
Melody

Sharon said...

Oh what a fun day! Me and my mom do the same. Love your patriotic piece and you have really stitched your La D Da piece fast! You will be happy dancing soon.

Bekca said...

I love those scissors! Glad to read you had such a great weekend with your family :)
Best wishes.

Carolyn said...

What a wonderful weekend you all had. Your mom's stitching is superb, just like her knitting. I sure do miss being with you all. Heading your way in September/October so get ready!

Anonymous said...

How funny! I just finished what I could of PeaceHouse because I also ran out of Onyx! :-)
anna

Karoline said...

Sounds like you both had a very productive weekend

Giovanna said...

Lovely stitching - glad you had a good time.