Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A FALL STITCHERY & SOME HUMOR

I finished a fall stitchery last night and I'm not sure if I'll frame it or make a pillow---I'm open to suggestions. I'd love to hear what you think I should do. I love the bittersweet (this did take some time though). I'm trying my luck on a pennyrug table runner right now. I have seen some of your beauties and wanted to make one for myself. Maybe it will turn out and I'll post a picture when it is completed. Another thing that I'm wanting to learn is quilting...I want to make a wall hanging and when I find one that is simple enough for a beginner I'll tackle that. Now to the humor........
My DH has always had a thing about either of our children saying the word frickin'. While they were still home, he'd get on to them if they said it. I read this on Darlene's blog yesterday and laughed because it reminded me so much of some of our past experiences.
Some 5 year old students were learning to reading (using phonics, of course). Yesterday, one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said, "Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!" I took a deep breath and then asked..."What did you call it?" "It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!" And so it does.....

AFRICAN ELEPHANT

23 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

I like the idea of a pillow, but I think I would frame it. Less likely to get dirty. Great job BTW.

Darlene said...

Your stitchery turned out so GREAT!! I LOVE it...I would frame it...

I LOVED the frickin' elephant joke....glad you enjoyed it too!! We don't let Lexi say it either...it drives me nuts...now she is saying crap....and getting in trouble each time she says it....I wonder what it will be next?!?!

Shannon said...

The grandkids pictures are awesome!

I love your stitchery and would frame it. :)

linda said...

Just popped over to you via Darlene, hope you don't mind.

Your stitchery is beautiful...I wish I had the patience, and talent! I say frame it. Nothing is more welcoming than framed stitchery in the home!

I took a look at the beautiful picture of your grandchildren...boy, I can't wait for the day. I just keep telling myself "all in God's timing!"

Take care and have a great week.

Fields of Plenty said...

Love the frickin elephant joke, my mom was always on me about that as I am know with the girls! Who knew they would start saying stuff like that so early?

basketsnprims said...

I would frame it. It is so pretty. Pam

Linda said...

LOL cute story!

I say make a pillow - they can tuck in anywhere and framed stitcheries mean you probably have to move something! I am all for easy!

Chris Garrett said...

thats frickin funny!

Lynn said...

Funny elephant story :)
I love your stitchery, by the way! I think if it were me, I'd frame it and hang it somewhere where I'd see it often -- near the kitchen sink, maybe. It's beautiful. I've been making some (very beginner) quilts lately, and it's so much fun to watch fabric scraps morph into something special.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think I'd like it framed on an easel tucked into a bookcase or my kitchen windowsill or on the china cabinet. I can think of lots of places it would go! blessings, marlene

ksarra said...

That elephant comment is so funny. Don't you just love the way kids interpret words??? Thanks for visiting my blog, any friend of Picket's is ALWAYS welcome!!! Please stop by anytime. PS Your stitchery is awesome, I have always wanted to do that. Once I cross stitched a quail picture, but the front end didn't match up with the back! Ha.

Tricia said...

Thanks for checking in with me. I check out your blog almost every day. Love, love, love the pictures. Love visiting with Chris with you and Harold too. LOL Darby just called me and asked me to do 2 extra weeks! Oh well!

Winterwood said...

that is incredibly pretty stitching. I'd frame it too.

FourOf5zs said...

Beautiful stitchery. I would frame it.

I'm stealing the elephant joke to send to a friend :-)

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Alot of work went into that so I think, if it were mine I'd frame it, it is something that will never go out of style:)
Thanks for visiting I always enjoy your comments!
Such beautiful grandchildren Sue, I know you are so proud as you should be...beautiful pictures:)
Rondell

Sharon said...

I thougt I posted my comment last night but I must not have hit the right button. Love the stitching and I like the framing idea better of the two options. However, if you are interested in quilting a wall hanging, you might could use this as the center block and build your first quilt around it. Just a thought, but whatever you do with it, I'm sure it will be beautiful. You always make the most of anything. I enjoy your blog everyday though I don't post to mine that often. Hope to post more when I retire. Jane was right; I just don't have the time.

Amy said...

Hi mom!
What pretty stitchwork! I just don't know when you find the frickin' time. :) (I couldn't let Chris top me)
Probably damaged for life from all the soap that dad put in my mouth,
AGM:)

Connie said...

I will never forget the frickin' elephant. That is too funny! Connie

Connie said...

Hey Sue...I left you a little something on my blog. Enjoy friend. Connie

TknKareOfUs said...

OH my gosh.... A frickin' elephant. That is priceless!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Your stitchery turned out great! I love it!

I too, do not like the word "fricken" but laughed when I saw that post yesterday!

Have a great weekend!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Beautiful. Framed in a frame or framed in a pillow, either would be wonderful.
Teresa

This Country Girl said...

That's great, Sue! I vote for framing it too!

I love the elephant story! I had to read it to my son and daughter! That's so funny!

Have a great weekend!

Tammy