Tuesday, 28 June 2016

June WIPocalypse

So I'm late posting now two months in a row. Life has been so busy lately but one of the main reasons I held back on this post is because I knew I was so close to finishing Dreaming of Tulips. I put the final stitches in today and I'll be sad that I'm not spending anymore time with this lovely design. I can't wait until I can have it framed.

 Rosewood Manor Dreaming of Tulips

Love the Algerian eyelets on those letters!
I think what I love the most about Karen Kluba's designs are all the different motifs within the piece. Each one could be stitched separately as a small. I still have her Summer Quaker all kitted up and ready to stitch. I'll get to it sooner or later!

The other stitching I completed I can't show yet because it's for a gift and I don't want to spoil the surprise.
 June is the month of not only weddings but graduations. My niece Dana graduated this past week with her undergrad in Social Work. I was unable to attend the graduation but she sent me these pics.

With her family..... lt to rt - Her brother Andrew, Mom(my sister Lana), Dad (Marty) and Dana

 We are all so proud of you and I wish you well in all your future endeavours!

Canada Day is fast approaching and this year Bob and I decided we'd take one evening and go see the RCMP Musical Ride. For those of you not familiar with the ride, just click on the link above to learn some background info. The ride was visiting a local attraction a week ago Sunday but it was just way too hot and the field was in full sun with no shade to be seen. So instead we headed down to the RCMP stables in Ottawa where every June they hold a sunset performance free for the citizens of Ottawa as a thank you for their support. 
Although the day had been warm, it was a lovely evening to bring a chair or blanket and sit back to watch Canada's pride.

Summer has finally arrived. Bring it on!


  1. Tulips is beautiful.
    Can't wait to see how you have it framed.
    Thanks for the info on the Musical Ride, and for sharing the pics and video.
    The horses are beautiful.
    Congrats to your niece!

  2. Great finish,Lynn! I'm looking forward to seeing it framed. Thank you for the link to the RCMP ride. It's amazing. Having ridden horses for years, I can truly appreciate the dedication and skill of each horse and rider.

  3. Congratulations on your beautiful sampler finish! It's gorgeous!

  4. Congrats on your beautiful tulip finish Lynn :)

  5. The Tulips are magnificent Lynn!

  6. Tulips looks stunning. Congratulations, Lynn!

  7. Your Tulips is gorgeous! What a work of art! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Oh my gosh! Tulip is phenomenally gorgeous. Wow.

  9. Very beautiful stitching. Congrats. Amazing pics from Musical Ride.

  10. Congratulations on your Happpy Dance for Tulips, what an amazing design, so much detail and so many lovely colours too.

  11. Such a pretty finish. It will look heart framed.

  12. I just love your Tulips; what pretty tones and motifs. I like her designs too; I get keepsake needlework catalogue and they feature them. Meanwhile, Happy Canada Day to you too Lynn.

  13. This tulip sampler is such a beauty. It's worth looking at all the little details and I bet it was fun to stitch them all. Great pictures from Canada Day. I always love to see the Mounties in their red uniforms.

  14. Beautiful finish and congratulations to your niece!