Monday, August 18, 2014

Cross Stitch Family Portrait and Summer.


We are having a busy summer here, doing little activities and surviving the heat.
I have done some baking with Brenda, and crafts too. I need to catch up on reading blogs and posting. Just too much going on.

We had a little bit of everything here, even a kitchen flood.
I am still working on my Christmas Rules cross stitch, but took some time to make a smaller project.

I was inspired by the many  cross stitch family portraits I see online. Finally, I made mine.
You can find some ideas and free patterns here and here .
I did some sewing too, like this apron I made as a gift for a Bridal Shower.

And Brenda made this ornament using felt and  buttons that I got at Joann a while ago. A great way to teach sewing buttons and blanket stitch. She loved doing this. We are now planing an embroidery project using buttons.

Some weeks ago we went to the Orange County County Fair and had a very good time!

The flowers were beautiful! And I always love their beautiful displays.

 Some of  my favorite crafts at the fair.

This was amazing. An Eiffel Tower made of perfume bottles.

 A darling Victoria Sampler cross stitch.

I love this one too, but I don't know who is the designer. I would like to stitch one someday.

I love this doll and her clothes. Just beautiful!

And this quilt and Halloween dolls are so cute!

A beautiful quilted tree skirt.

I want to stitch this one. It's a Lizzie Kate pattern. I love the finish too.

At the garden competition they had this mini garden that is soooo adorable! I need to make one.

And this burlap and seed package bunting is so sweet! Cute idea for Spring!

This quilt was my favorite thing of all. What a beauty! The pattern is Snowman A to Z from Crabapple Hill. The embroidery and the quilting are perfect, and the colors beautiful.
I really like going to see the crafts at County Fairs, how about you?

Enjoy the rest of the Summer, and thanks for reading!

Ana Paula.


  1. Love the crafts at the fairs also. And like Miss Brenda, I love funnel cakes. ;)

  2. Sounds like your summer has been as busy as mine, Ana Paula! I'm so sorry to read about your kitchen flood--I hope things are back to normal by now...

    Your little family stitched finish and apron are so cute and I love the snowman that Miss Brenda made--please tell her how wonderful it looks :)

    Thanks for sharing the photos from the fair--it looks like a delightful day!!

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and best of luck to Brenda in her new school year...