Monday 30 August 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - Bucket ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿชฃ

Welcome to the fourth word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for August. As always, anyone can join in with whatever inspires you and I can always add it after the sign up is closed. Oh no, late again!
This week's word is -

I know this is a little hard to see, but this is hanging up in our mud room and I'm not sure where the originals are. The Gmen and their cousins at the beach, getting water in the big bucket to add to their private pool. 

Gman2 and Gman1 with their own buckets.

Chillin in their buckets!

Now it's Nathan's turn to have fun.

He looks a little more comfy in his!

The bucket truck DH rented to trim trees in our yard. 

Nathan last year, heading to school with this bucket to store his things in since they couldn't spread out in class.

Ah, the beer bucket while on vacation.

More beach fun, the perfect place to store water balloons for a fight!

Chewie watching over the big beer bucket last summer. Hopefully he just wanted some ice!

Ming in what we call her "bucket"!

And it's almost time to be putting this up, I can't wait! It used to be a candy bucket, but I cut out the bottom and slit the back to put around our lights.

One oldie from my Dad, my older brother and I for our first Halloween in the USA. He must have been hoping for a big haul!

And I think I only have one stitched bucket, it's tiny!

Ready or not, here are the words for September
September 3rd     School
September 10th   Pizza
September 17th    Fall
September 24th   Ball

Please join in, we'd love to see what you come up with!

Friday 27 August 2021

Friday's Stitching Ground ๐Ÿชก

I hope you are having a wonderful Friday, I'm about to get my weekend started the perfect way... stitching!
Karen and I are in New Jersey getting a head start on our stitching before the Needlefest retreat we’ll be attending tomorrow.

This is my quenching my thirst tonight, it's delicious! You can't go wrong with a mermaid and cranberries.

This little guy will be keeping  us company tonight, I hope he's quiet.

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - Dog ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿถ

 Welcome to the third word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for August. As always, anyone can join in with whatever inspires you and I can always add it after the sign up is closed. Here I am, late again.
This week's word is -

The first seven photos were taken by my Father, I wasn't into picture taking quite yet!
This was Sheba, an Alsatian. She came over with us from Wales when we moved here to the states in 1969.

And this is Lassie (so original), she also came over with us... I think?

This is Sir Winston Churchill, a St. Bernard. All I remember is that he slobbered all over the place and he was my older brother's dog.
Please excuse my outfit, no way would I have chosen to wear that together!

Here's Hannibal, a Great Pyrenees. He was another slobberer, but a sweetie. Also my older brother's dog.

Finally, this is the pup I picked out, little Tigerlily. She was a Pekingese. She was definitely my dog, such a love. And she seemed to speak to you when she snorted, which was quite a lot!

After her, my parents got Beijing, another Peke. He looks like a little terror here!
It's been Pekes for them ever since.

Then there was Tennessee, Tenny for short.

And their most recent addition, Miss Addie. She's a special delivery for sure! She adores my Momma, and the feeling is mutual.

Here is Chewbacca (Chewie), our first dog as a family. He's a rescue and he's supposedly a Lab/Rhodesian Ridgeback. Sometimes it looks like he has a Pit face.

Here he is with his brother, Zoom. DH's best friend adopted him after we told him about Chewie.

I changed the dog for this one, it's little Kita, a cousin's sweet dog.

I stitched this for Karen, sadly she now only has Mr. Henry.
And here's the little turkey himself!

I stitched this for a friend with several dogs, but I still need to fully finish it!

Although I have some sad news with Chewie. We are going to have to rehome him. 95% of the time, he's fantastic. He's been to boot camp x2, listens without much reinforcement, and we finally have his food aggression figured out. BUT, he has bitten me before. I was too near his food I think, and he jumped at my face. The thing we can't seem to correct is his growling at the Gmen, especially Gman2. He hasn't quite learned the pecking order here and fights them over it. Last week when I wasn't home, he bit at Gman2 and got his hand while it was in his pocket. When Chewie growls and shows his teeth, it's quite scary!
I think he needs to be with a single person, or a couple with no children. Although he loves Nathan and his friends when they're over.
This has been a really difficult decision for us, but I can't imagine putting him down.With the right person(s), I think he'd be fine. Or am I wrong to think that will be all it will take?

Monday 16 August 2021

Scavenger Photo Hunt - Begins with a S ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒž

Welcome to the second word of the Scavenger Photo Hunt for August. As always, anyone can join in with whatever inspires you and I can always add it after the sign up is closed, just like I'm doing again!
This week's word is -

Starts with a S
 These photos were all taken this month.
Sunflowers Sunbathing in the Sun

Sign - to the beach we go, Sandbridge Beach!

Southern Tee with lunch, it was Super delicious!

Shell (heart Shaped) in the Sand

Stunning Sunset

Surf and Sand

Sunrise on our way home

At the Saints game on Sunday night!

And Some Snowmen Stitching!

See you for Friday's hunt... How many Dog lovers do we have out there?!

Friday 13 August 2021

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Shopping at the Beach ๐Ÿ›

While we're here for a week staying in Sandbridge, near Virginia Beach, I looked to see if there was a nearby stitching shop... Score!
It was only about 1/2 hour away from where we are, so off I went.
Welcome to Dyeing to Stitch

A wall of colour, although I couldn't get them all in the photo.

These next photos don't need an explanation.
I love how they are all finished!

Oh my, these are all so beautiful, stitched just the way I like them as smalls!

Did I really need anything? Nope.
Did I really want everything something? Yep!
I'm all for supporting small businesses, so I felt I needed to help them out just a little bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰
When I get home I'll be looking through my fabric stash so I can start, but which (witch?) one?!

While I was there, multiple orders were being gathered and packaged for posting. So if you need to order anything, expect a quick turnaround!
It was a lovely shop, very friendly and helpful, and I will be shopping there again when we come back to Sandbridge the next time. Maybe next year?