Friday, June 19, 2009

Lots to catch up on

Well I have been a bad girl. I have been busy and have not been keeping up with my blog but I am going to try and do better.
First I want to thank Sarah at All roads lead home for the awsome giveaway that I won.
She was so generous with all of the goodies that she included and I cant wait to find a spot for them in my house.
Also my little girl graduated from the 8th grade and will be starting High School next year. Oh my gosh time has flown. She finished the year with honors and we are so proud of her. Heres a picture of her and her dad on graduation day.
I also had a chance to participate in a folk life festival with one of my best friends Lori from Not Forgotten Farm. It was hot but we had a great time. Heres Lori demonstrating needle punch.
The fellow on the right is Corbin and he is 14 and can play a banjo like nobodys business. And by the way he made the banjo that he is playing.
Ive worked on a few projects that I would like to share
A couple of penny rugs.

A couple of punch needle projects

And a few wool applique pillows
I some other projects that I will share with you soon one is a Santa punch needle pattern that I created and he is just too..... primitively cute.
I have a new favorite spot that I love to sit at in the evening when everything is cooling down and just relax a while on my porch.
Last week I bought a wonderful new swing that I cant wait to hang on the other side.
My husband and I garden and work in the yard often but I will have to admit one of my favorite things to do at home is float in the pool.
I also wanted to share a photo of my butterfly bush I just love the purple blooms
Every summer a bird builds nest in one of my ferns on the front porch and here is a glimpse of this years babies

Today I went to Lori's and I am so excited because I purchased a new rug hooking frame and I just cant wait to hook something on it. For those of you who know Lori from "Not Forgotten Farm" She is one tough cookie. I just love her to death but God sure does throw alot her way. Not only is she caring for a terminally ill sister but now she has kidney stones. So please keep her and her family in yours prayers.
Well until next time and I hope its not as long as it has been keep stitchen......


  1. I love all of your projects! You do a wonderful job. Love your porch and pool!


  2. What a lovely post! Your work is really great. Thanks for sharing, Christine

  3. Congratulations for your daughter!!!. Love your work. Awesome job!

  4. Hi Cindy Lu...thanks so much for dropping by my blog! I LOVE making new blog friends! Congrats to your daughter...heading to high school! She is beautiful! They grow up so fast. My daughter just headed by to school tonight...taking summer session at college. My youngest son goes into 7th grade. Seems like yesterday he was off to his first day in kindergarten!

    Love your porch, as well as that pool! And love your creations! You do beautiful work! Have a great week! ~~Annie

  5. All of your projects are great...really love those penny rugs and the appliqued pillow!

    Your porch and pool look so do you ever have time to get all the projects done??? :)

    I'll pray for Lori. Bless her heart. That's alot to deal with. I've had kidney stones several times myself and it's no fun at all...the most painful thing I've ever had.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Thanks so much for commenting on my house photos. I love all your projects as well.

  7. I enjoy looking at your projects. You do wonderful work.


  8. Cindy, please tell your daughter congrates on graduating... life flies by when you are not looking. I love all your projects, you do such lovely work. I thought I had a nice porch and just today posted pictures of it, but I have to say, I love your porch, it is so big and roomy!! And the pool, well I would die for a pool like that. I have been begging my Dh to get one, by I don't know where we would put it. But I can dream. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a blesssed day

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your layout; it's so homey feeling.

    ~Mrs. M

  10. Lovely pics, your garden & pool & porch are very peaceful. TTFN ~ Marydon

    Pssst! Visit our giveaway.

  11. Hey Cindy Lu! This is my first visit to your blog and wow, I am impressed with your penny rugs and punchneedle projects! AWESOME!

    I will be back to visit you again. Have a great week!

  12. Hi I just found your's darling! I love those penny rugs!! Your home is so warm and welcoming!
    God Bless you!
    Aunt Ruthie