Monday, July 2, 2012

Mending Monday--Stars and a little more...

There is a big yellow heater in the sky and we are currently not getting along because it refuses to play nice. Trust me, I know this after spending the weekend sitting on hot metal slathered in slimy sunscreen watching my daughter's team finish their softball season. Seven games, ten pounds of powdered dirt, 32 gallons of water, and more sweat than you'd like to know...our girls finished one game shy of first. 

The directions to some of these stitching designs I find quite necessary to explain what they were thinking of when they added them to the pattern page.

A seahorse for a shower curtain stitched in bright blue or green.
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The snail with a face that sweetly smiles.
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Starfish for the french knot fan?
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How beautiful is this gold fish?
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If you need me I'll be in front of the fan...pouting.


vintage grey said...

Oh, so sorry for such heat and dust! Yay, for your sweet daughter, and coming so close! You must be proud! ;) The goldfish is so beautiful! I still have the sweet kitty and the fishbowl, that you shared with us awhile back that I want to do! ;) Happy 4th to you and your family, Renee! Stay cool! ;) xo Heather

Tammy's in Love said...

Thank goodness that is over! Hope you got some tan to go under that sweat!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Seriously. I don't know how you and your daughter endures this heat. A fabulous picture of her by the way. I hope you can spend the rest of the week in the A/C. Happy almost 4th!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh...that was close, wasn't it! I know you're proud of them. And I love the fun beachy images! Perfect for Florida!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oooh CUTE oceany patterns! Love them. Yuck on this heat, but congrats to your daughter! That's a cute pic! :)


My grandgirl looks alot like you girl :) Glad the games are over..too hot!
Cute ocean critter patterns.
Keep Cool!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh, you're bringing back some baseball memories for sure! Love the embroidery patterns, perfect for summer. Hope you have a good 4th!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Renee...I'm sorry you are having to endure the heat and humidity! I can't imagine how hot it ws watching your girl play ball!
I am thinking that your seashore images are wishful thinking...and, where you'd rather be right now!
I wish I could package up some of our cool air and send it your way, my sweet friend!
Hang in there and don't forget to drink lots and lots of water.
Cool wishes,
Carolynn xo

laurie -magpie ethel said...

So wishing I could send you some cooler weather. I would not be a happy camper either and would be sitting in front of that fan right alongside you!

Perfectly Printed said...

I have to say I miss watching my girls playing softball, but I don't miss sitting in the terribly hot sun! Your daughter looks like an infielder...and I LOVE her sunglasses!! I love the all the vintage sea images!! Maybe I need to start embroidering.
Enjoy your fan!

busymartha said...

Sorry that you are suffering in the heat wave, maybe you could send a little our way. Honestly, it feels like summer is over and fall has set in, chilly! Looks like your daughter was having a fun time though!

Into Vintage said...

Those embroidery patterns are enough to make you want to jump into some cool ocean water ... wishing you a cool & breezy 4th of July.

Summer is just getting started here in Oregon. And it'll be over in a blink of the eye.

Barbara said...

I've been wondering what my next project would be, and now I know: I can embroider my shower curtains...

craftyles said...

I heard it was super hot up in Kansas. Hopefully it won't last too long. Stay cool my friend! Congrats to your daughter. Awesome job. I love the cuties this week-so, by the sea. Happy Fourth!

Anonymous said...

You poor lady! I've come to the conclusion that the reason I don't mind summer heat anymore is because I never have to leave home in it! With air conditioning and a pool- I LONG for heat! ♥

Debby said...

Sometimes I am glad that we are out of that stage for awhile. I hae been right where you have. Devotion for sure.
This heat is awful esp. when you have no power. Ours has been restored but many others are still out. We were the lucky ones....only 3 days They are saying by July 8 for the rest. Unbelievable.
Congratulations to your daughter's team. That is still a good ending.
Happy Fourth.

Kathy said...

I don't know how I missed this one. Congrats to the girls and especially to you for making it through in that heat. You are real troopers!

donna said...

Oh my gosh you are brave to seat in that heat. I am not sure how our kids can stand the heat. But as long as they are having fun and not getting heat stroke.

donna said...

OH shot I forgot to thank you for the images. They will be perfect for my friends beach house.