Days of May

DSCN9086In May the weather has turned into a beautiful Spring and making its way to a wonderful Summer. This month we have been busy enjoying the outdoors. After cleaning up the backyard a bit I was able to set up my lovely Disney Flamingo. He is standing near one of my bird feeders. I can see him from my kitchen window. This month we were able to check out a few local parks and even had a day at the beach. This is Chloe’s last week at her preschool. I planned to keep her home for the summer. I have her signed up for a few day camps and we have a few trips planned this summer. I am hoping to make up a schedule for us including lots of outdoor time. If anyone has any ideas for fun activities for 4 year olds feel free to leave a comment with suggestions. Here are some photos of what we have been up to in May. I am looking forward to summer and all it has to offer.


Cross Stitch Finish & WIPs

DSCN7945This was such a fun cross stitch. Every time I look at it I smile. I made mine a little smaller and plan to frame it to hang in my craft room. This was a free pattern I found over at dorkstitch. Here is the link to the pattern titled Darth Vader Cookies.



I finally started stitching the Mirabilia cross stitch pattern #32 titled “Under the Friendship Tree”.  This is my favorite Mirabilia pattern and that is saying a lot because I love most of their patterns. I have a few in my stash and they just released a new mermaid one that is gorgeous and certainly will make its way into my stash.

md32Here is a closer look at the pattern. I think since I have a little girl whom loves to get all dressed up in pretty dresses this pattern hits me close to home. So excited to get stitching on this. We will see how long it takes me.

DSCN8011Here is a look at my progress on another cross stitch pattern I am working on this year. This is the Woodland Sampler by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. This one is fun because a lot of people are stitching it also. Each month they send you the pattern that goes into the box for that month and by the end of the year you should have 12 months filled with cute woodland themed stitchyness. I am a little behind. I am still stitching April and May is already here. Here is the link to all the fun patterns they have over at the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. You can keep up with everyone’s progress photos on instagram using #woodlandsampler.