Friday, July 31, 2009

~*Another FUN Day!*~

Hello Dear Friends! Yesterday was so much fun! Trinity and I loaded up in the car & left out early to visit with my dear friend Sher and her family. It was a fun day for all I think! The kids got a chance to run & play (the weather was awesome again!) and Sher and I had a chance to chat & hook the day away! Sher and her hubby, Keith, made a delicious lunch of grilled chicken, salad, and angel hair pasta... topped off with Peanut Butter Pie. YUMMY!

Sher gifted me with a darling basket full of wools. She said this was a belated birthday present. Thank you! :) I also had a chance to give her a gift that I stitched up a few months back. You see, Sher is always giving me crafty supplies & inspirations. In fact, she also gave me a box full of other fabrics yesterday she saved from a clean out at her Mom's house! A while back she gave me a couple of old wood pieces. They look like old door panels or cabinet doors ~ with old, white paint on them. She had the idea of attaching a sampler to them & said I ought to try it. Well, I did & knew she had to have one. I think she liked it.

Here is the sampler closer up...

I designed and stitched this one especially for Sher ~ including her initials and motifs that I felt were special to both of us. The wording "Give Her The Fruit Of Her Hands" seemed appropriate because she is constantly making something or tending to her home/garden. I attached the sampler to the board with just some simple, black carpet tacks.

Sher, thank you again to you and your family for sharing a fun day with us & having us in your home.

I'm not sure what is on the agenda for today & I am up way earlier than normal. Maybe I'll sneak outside to watch the sun rise!

Warm smiles to you all...


  1. Oh Betty i love that sampler!! will you be making that a pattern to sell? Sounds like you and Sher had a great time!

  2. What a wonderful friendship you two have, blessing each other with your goodies and talents!

  3. Beautiful present for your friend. I have an old bureau that is no good, but was thinking of taking the wood from it and making items on from it. It belonged to my grandfather, so maybe if I made one item for each of my sisters and brothers, a nice memory piece.


  4. I'm jealous!! Wish I could have spent some time with both of you. I've been missing Sher and hope she can make it to Judy's next month.

  5. What a lovely day you had with your friend. I'm sure she was pleased as punch with her special sampler.

    Lori R

  6. That was very kind of Sher to gift you with beautiful things...and she sure was gifted a beautiful cross stitch from you in return. You are both blessed!!!!! xxxRobby

  7. Good Morning---
    What fun it is when friends gather
    together. Your gifts to each other sound and look wonderful!!
    Glad you were able to spend time with your friend.

    Enjoy the day!!!

  8. Sounds like a great day! I love the sampler mounted on the board - what a great idea!!!

    Love the design, too - might be something you need to think about charting ;)

    Blessings, Patti

  9. What a thoughtful and delightful gift for your friend! There's nothing quite like a true friend.

    Sheri ~~ Prim Rose Hill

  10. I love it...great idea for attaching it do such nice work..:)

  11. Hey Miss Betty! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed yesterday! Not only did I have the luxury of good friendship but I got the most gorgeous sampler ever! THANK YOU again dear friend. (See I told you everyone would want the pattern! HA) I can't wait until we come to your farm but it's sure going to be hard to top the wonderful gift you gave me. THANKS so much for everything and for being such a wonderful friend. Love, Sher

  12. Betty gorgeous piece you designed for Sher! Wow! Nice finish too. Sounds like such a fun day!


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