Blue Moon

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After finishing Isabella, I decided to pick my Quaker Pincushion back up and work on it. This is a Jeannette Douglas design on 32ct Natural linen with Caron Wildflowers in Tanzanite and Dark Shadows. I love how this turned out, and it was a fun piece to work on. Thanks so much, Lori, for enabling me! And I just had to name this post “Blue Moon” because that’s two, count them, two finishes in August for me (plus there is a blue moon this month).

Since I finished my pincushion on Friday night, I’ve decided to go back and focus on ATS. I’m determined to get page 2 done. So, I picked that back up last night. I am hastily moving toward getting to do the alphabet, which I’m hoping will go fast. I think for the remainder of the year, I’d like to focus on ATS, my John Reed sampler and AOTH. I have a workshop coming up in October, I’ll have a bit of pre-stitching for, and I’d also like to stitch something around the holidays, but for the most part I think I’ll be focusing on those three pieces.

And I’ve been meaning to share a fun gift I received. My sweet friend Adrienne made me these fun candy corn earrings while we were at the EGA stitch in a few weekends ago. Aren’t they the cutest things ever? The candy corns are glass. So sweet!! Thank you, A!

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And for anyone who’s curious, that’s Essie’s Sexy Divide on my nails. I was feeling the need for a break from all the bright summer colors I’ve been wearing.

And speaking of…even though my birthday hasn’t yet come and gone, and it’s still over 100 degrees outside, with the Closing Ceremony last night I’m feeling a bit like summer is fading away. I could have used a summer vacation, that’s for sure. I’ll have to wait until the fall though, for a little getaway I’m really looking forward to.

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Until next time, try to stay cool, enjoy your stitching, and paint your nails with a fun summer color! Don’t forget the piña coladas!

I am grateful for a wonderful dinner with friends and family.

24 thoughts on “Blue Moon”

  1. Such a pretty pincushion — love the colors! Love those candy corn earrings too — such a sweet gift! I hear you on a summer vacation. I would have loved one too. We’re doing the same as you. We’ll be taking a fall vacation once everything settles down. Can’t wait!

  2. Such a pretty pincushion — love the colors! Love those candy corn earrings too — such a sweet gift! I hear you on a summer vacation. I would have loved one too. We’re doing the same as you. We’ll be taking a fall vacation once everything settles down. Can’t wait!

  3. Love the colors you used for your pincushion. Congrats on your finish. Love those candy corn earrings too. I hear you about the lack of vacation… none for me this year.

  4. Love the colors you used for your pincushion. Congrats on your finish. Love those candy corn earrings too. I hear you about the lack of vacation… none for me this year.

  5. Wonderful pincushion. My dear friend made this for me for my birthday in black and gold, and I just love it!
    The earrings are great too!
    Have fun drinking that Pina Colada. Looks Yummy!

  6. Wonderful pincushion. My dear friend made this for me for my birthday in black and gold, and I just love it!
    The earrings are great too!
    Have fun drinking that Pina Colada. Looks Yummy!

  7. You’ll be able to power through that alphabet on ATS without any trouble – keep going! Would love to see some pics of John Reed. too.

    Enjoy these last few weeks of summer, they’ll be gone soon enough!

  8. You’ll be able to power through that alphabet on ATS without any trouble – keep going! Would love to see some pics of John Reed. too.

    Enjoy these last few weeks of summer, they’ll be gone soon enough!

  9. Beautiful stitching and color choices for your pincushion! Love the earrings! I could go for a pina colada or two – looks delicious. 🙂

  10. Beautiful stitching and color choices for your pincushion! Love the earrings! I could go for a pina colada or two – looks delicious. 🙂

  11. Lovely Quaker. That color is so pretty.
    I have Lilac on my toes and could definitely use a pina colada!
    Have a great week!

  12. Lovely Quaker. That color is so pretty.
    I have Lilac on my toes and could definitely use a pina colada!
    Have a great week!

  13. The earrings are really cute, Michelle!

    I love the colors you used for the pincushion – so bright and vibrant.

    Where are you going on vacation? Curious minds want to know!

  14. The earrings are really cute, Michelle!

    I love the colors you used for the pincushion – so bright and vibrant.

    Where are you going on vacation? Curious minds want to know!

  15. Hello hon! How are you?
    I love the pincushion. Just so very cute.
    and those Candy Corn earrings – fun!
    That Pina Colada looks divine. Sign me up for one of those.

  16. Hello hon! How are you?
    I love the pincushion. Just so very cute.
    and those Candy Corn earrings – fun!
    That Pina Colada looks divine. Sign me up for one of those.

  17. I love the colour Tanzanite you’ve used for the pincushion, thank you for letting me discover such nice blue shade!

  18. I love the colour Tanzanite you’ve used for the pincushion, thank you for letting me discover such nice blue shade!

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