Monday, May 8, 2017

Live Simply

Still channeling my inner Magnolia.  
Picked up these nice big lanterns at Pier One this weekend.  
The biggest one is 22".
The other two are probably about 16".
All three are going on top of my china cabinet.  
I need to get some remote control candles to put in them.  
Not into the whitewashed lanterns.  
Then I was at JoAnn Fabrics and picked up some silk hydrangeas for my Magnolia tin bucket.
I think these will go better in my color scheme than the blue and white ones. 
Just have to get into putting them in an arrangement. 
Starting working on WTN&T Live Simply small sampler.
This was the project I took to Texas with me.
It calls for Valdani thread but, honestly, I don't think I like that brand.
I have had issues with the thread falling apart. 
I using one thread on 40 count over two.  
I think in the future, I will sub a different thread for Valdani rather than purchasing more. 

I completed the Stacy Nash  Sewing box now I have to finish it.  
Looking at it while I blog, I wonder if I missed a chimney.
I better check before I do anything else to it.
It wouldn't be the first time I forgot something and figured it out after it was framed. 
Just been so incredibly busy as work and home.  
While making dinner tonight, I also worked on a salad for a potluck tomorrow.  

Going to wrap it up so I can stitch for a little while
Have a great week!
Keep on Stitching


  1. I love the lanterns. I'm putting 2 on my covered porch this summer. Very cute stitchning projects.

  2. Everything looks wonderful...stitching is so beautiful!

  3. I love the lanterns; like their color. Congratulations on getting the Stacy Nash piece finished! You are off to a good start with the Live Simply piece. Enjoy your week!

  4. Ooooo, love the Lanterns.
    I've been eyeing some up at Hobby Lobby. :)
    Great projects.

  5. It sounds like you had a good outing with Ed. You came home with some lovely things; the threads are gorgeous in colors. You have made good progress on your WIP. Happy to hear your ankle is doing better.