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Monday, July 4, 2011

A Happy 4th ~ Ort Report

I am a little late with my TUSAL this time around. Rick & I have been on a mini-holiday from home and work. It was so nice to get away even if only for very a short time. We saw a movie (Transformers) at Warren Theatre in Moore, Oklahoma. It was lovely ~ we had the balcony seats where waiters come to your seats to serve food and drinks. Nice! In addition to beer & popcorn, I had a "yoda" which was slightly green and tasted like liquid Jolly Ranchers & vodka ~ LOL! We spent the night in Bricktown in Oklahoma City. Our room had a big whirlpool tub and a wonderful view of the baseball park. Dinner was at Crabtown, across the street from our hotel. Their catfish was heavenly. I even got to do a little stitching and stashing. Here is my ORT jar with my pretty new ladybug scissors: 


As you can see from the ORT Report photo, I didn't have much left to stitch on my WIP. I finished it up when we got home and sewed it into a cute pillow, just in time for the 4th of July holiday. The alphabet was charted with random letters in the darker brown. I changed them around to my initials, SDB. I was able to find the perfect fabric in my stash ~ always a plus!

Design ~ Happy Flag Flag Day
Designer ~ The Trilogy
Fabric ~ 32 count tea dyed Jobelan scrap
Fiber ~ DMC

Today I am kitting up for the next exchange in the Ornament Swap. This is going to be a really fun design to stitch. Will stitching Christmas stuff will make me feel cooler? I hope so. It's still sweltering hot. Blech.

TUSALer's don't forget ~ July has two New Moons! The next one is Saturday, July 30th.

 Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

59 comments:

Parsley said...

Love your WIP and those scissors are too cute.

Got my ORT report up early.

Dee said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. The pillow turned out beautifully and what a good idea to highlight YOUR initials.

I've noted the next TUSAL time and hope to get myself together enough to participate this time.

Hugs!

Ali said...

Hi there, just a new follower beautiful stitching and how cute are your scissors xx

Margaret said...

Thanks for the reminder about July 30th! Love your stitching finish and the scissors too!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. The fabric is perfect. Lovely orts in your jar.

Annette said...

Wow It looks so beautifull!!
Ow and I love your ladybug scissor!! a beauty

Happy 4th of July

Marian said...

Mine's late, too. It's in the camera. Just need to download it!

Shpinelka said...

Love your pillow :-)) It's beautiful!
Cute scissors ;-))
Happy 4th!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful mini vacation!! We all need more of them.

Blessings

Claudette497 said...

Great finish - congratulations! I'm glad you got that vacation you needed, it sounds like you had fun!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Lookin good:) Glad you had a nice trip, can't go wrong with catfish-yummy!

Barbi said...

Oh! So nice to get away, we went camping for the weekend and it was wonderful!
Love the ladybug scissors!!

Pilar said...

I´ve just post my TUSAL on my blog cerato.wordpress.com.
Hugs

Myra said...

You finished that up beautifully! Sounds like you had a nice little vacation. Happy 4th!

Karen said...

Very cute finish... your fabric is perfect! happy stitching...

Lynn said...

I'm so glad you got some time away. It sounded heavenly!
Fabulous flag finish!! Love the finishing fabric too.
Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

beforethedawn said...

It sounds like you had a great time on your mini-cation!

I love your finished pillow!

Thanks for the reminder about the TUSAL. Just posted mine. :)

Jessica
http://blessingsinthecountry.com
(new URL)

Teresa said...

Love your flag finish. When our son was stationed in Oklahoma City it took us to that movie theater. There we were in the adult balcony section watching "How to train your dragon". I know you had a wonderful time.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Catherine said...

Time away is always good!! Love your stitches!!

Anne said...

I'm glad you got a mini vacation! It's so refreshing to get away from your regular scenery. I love how you finished your liberty pattern with that fabric. It worked perfectly!

Christine said...

Your mini-break sounds lovely. Great finish on the flag design, I love the way you picked out your monogram.
By the way those ladybird scissors are adorable!

weestitchy.com said...

congrats on the finish, hope you had a wonderful 4th july and thanks for the reminder

Mouse said...

well done on your finish :) cute scissors too :) and oooo sounds like you had a great break away :)take care and happy stitching :) love mousexxxx

Stitching Noni said...

Happy 4th of July to you! Sounds like you had a lovely mini-break. Your pillow looks gorgeous!
My ORT report is late too, but it is now posted... don't know where the last month has gone - and we have 2 new moons in July! I had better get some serious stitching in so that I have something to report next time!!

http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Waiters come to your seats in a movie theater?!! Wow--I am impressed...never saw anything like that here :)

Your little patriotic pillow is delightful, Sharon! And I hope the rest of July is as fun as first few days have been for you!

Kate said...

Sounds like a great trip. Lovely finisha nd your scissors are so cute.

Angela P said...

Your weekend sounds great :) I wish we had a movie theatre like that! Fabulous pillow finish, I love the fabric you chose!

Clare - Aimetu said...

What a lovely holiday - glad youhad a fab time. My jar is filling up much faster this year (piccie on my blog) x x

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I love your finish...so festive!

The lady bug scissors are so cute! I love anything lady bug! :)

Wishing you a wonderful stitchy day.

Measi said...

What a cute little patriotic finish! :)

Rhona said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation! Love the ladybug scissors, they are just soooo cute! Great finish (as always!)and the fabric is perfect!

Pilar said...

I love this pretty pillow.
I´ve just posted July´s TUSAL.
Hugs

Cross Stitch Queen said...

This is my first time here and I must say, "I love your blog" I will put it on both my blogrolls.

Your patriotic stitching is awesome! It is one of my favorites along with Disney (which you can see on my blog). More of a collector, though. LOL.

By the way, I am having a giveaway on my new blog and would appreciate a shout-out on your blog. It's for Lizzie*Kate's "Life's a Beach" Limited Kit. I am starting up my new blog and need followers.

My personal blog is:
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My new blog is
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If you have any ideas for me, I would gladly appreciate them.

Thanks, Maria

Bekca said...

Those scissors are just adorable, and congrats on your latest finish - it's a beauty.

Joysze said...

Vacay sounds perfect!! :D The pillow is perfect!!! Love it.

Shelleen said...

Those scissors are so cute!

Justflo said...

Beautiful finish. Like the way you have finished it.
Glad you had a good break.

mdgtjulie said...

What a great little design. And your new scissors are cute. Glad you enjoyed the movie and the Yoda! Mmmmmm... Jolly Ranchers! Delicious!

WendyJo said...

A great finish and your fabric is perfect!

I am glad you had a nice vacation.

Melanie said...

Super cute!!! :)

Ms.Curdy said...

Oh glad you got a little vacation!
My TUSAL post is up! :)

Delusional Knitter said...

Love the stitching, like what you did with your initials. That Yoda sounds great, LOL!!

Momma Sunshine said...

I love your pillow! Too cute. I just started my own blog for cross-stitching here recently. I need followers please!

www.crossstitchingdiva.blogspot.com

Doris said...

i am in summer vacations,,so i comment so litle..sorry.. your scissor are great. hugs.

Ziggyeor said...

Ack someone on my twitter posted the words waxing and waning which made me realize again that the new moon has passed. Though I think my ort container from last month could pass for my one this month! Only a little bit of stitching done on Dora and I have to frog her crown/party hat :p

Patty said...

Dang, I missed the first one!

Patty said...

Ok, my post is up now. I love your patriotic pillow!

Sue said...

A holiday with stitching and stashing sounds wonderful. Your cushion is lovely.

Sara said...

My orts are finally up. Nice job on the pillow!

Siobhan said...

Great job on the pillow! It looks great.

TinaTx said...

Sounds like you had a nice get-a-way.
Your pillow is great!
Love the ladybug scissors - where did you find them?

Carol's Stitching said...

Love the title of your post Daffy! The pillow is adorable and I might have to go prowling on the net to find this pattern, it would look great in my family room. Hope you had a fabulous holiday and enjoy the rest of the summer. I finally got my tusal update out there so hopefully I am still in the running with the contest. Hugs!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish and pillow!

The Tame Lion said...

Wow! Fantastic!

Julie said...

I'm way behind on blog reading, i was sorry to read about your friends grandson.

Cute scissors for the TUSAL parcel giveaway and i love your new ones too.

Sounds like a lovely trip away and just what you needed

take care xx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love all the patriotic designs! They look awesome. I actually think I may have a couple of these. Hmm...I may have to go stash diving now!

Pumpkin said...

That is one adorable finish Sharon!

Glad you had a great time away :o)

Michele said...

Sounds like a lovely little getaway! We enjoyed Transformers too :)

Love your new finish! Perfect with that fabric :) I stitched and finished this one too.

I love your new scissors! Where'd you get them?

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely patriotic finish! Hope you had a nice mini-holiday!!! I've got one coming up soon and I so can't wait!