Monday, July 6, 2009

I've been busy

Happy Monday!!
The week before the big 4th The Bass Masters of N. Illinois put on a free fishing derby for kids that don't get a chance to fish. We had a really good turn out. Us wives give prizes and bait for all the kids that sign up from 1 to 15 yrs of age. We give away bikes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd age catagories with the most fish caught. We then feed all the families a lunch of burgers, chips and soda. We get a clown that makes animals out of balloons. It is a really fun day and the weather was gorgeous
The photo above are all the big winners and the Bass Masters

Then on the 4th... another gorgeous day of sunshine and fun.

berry picking


A dip in the pooland a little fun at night. I think I am getting a little too old for this Look at this Gypsy Moth. While they are gorgeous they are very destructive to trees O.K. now for some stitchy updates.

I finally started my Mary Wigham. I bought the fabby down in Branson, Mo. while on a road trip last week. That's another post

32ct. Chestnut

"Ida Mae Crow" The Goode Huswife. I think she would look darling with a straw hat.

Well! time is running out with all this gibbrish, so I will catch up on blogs later tonite or tomorrow. We have a ball game tonite, so I hope the weather holds out for that, since it is a make-up game.

Thanks for staying with me if you made it this far.

I would like to put out a very big Thank You for all the birthday wishes I received by way of email, comments and facebook. I didn't get any stitchy stuff as usual, but I did get a couple Hobby Lobby and Starbucks gift cards and some really big hugs.

I need to shut-up now, lol

Have a great work week everyone :D

19 comments:

Annie said...

Looks like fun times in your neck of the woods. Have even more fun with Mary W!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Looks like you all had lots of fun.
What great stitching.... keep up the great work.

Lauralness said...

Berries! It looks like you had a lot of fun.

Great starts!! I really like the Ida Mae pattern.

Kathy A. said...

That looks like a fun weekend.
Love your stitchy progresses. I am trying so hard to resist Mary Wingham.

Tracy J said...

What a great week-end you had, really in the spirit. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Looks like a fun weekend, I can't get over the size of that moth, its like a bird! Great start on Mary Wigham.

mainely stitching said...

Great to hear from you and catch up on what you've been busy with. Wow, that moth is gorgeous. But big!

Wendy said...

Those are really some great pics!! Looks like you had a great time. thanks for sharing.

Siobhan said...

Looks like a fun weekend! Beautiful stitching on your WIPs, too.

Meari said...

The fishing derby looks like a lot of fun for the kids. Your 4th looked like a lot of fun, too!

Your projects are coming along well. I can't remember if I wished you a happy birthday, so... Happy Birthday! LOL

Dani - tkdchick said...

Looks like you had fun over the holiday! Best way to spend it in my opinion!

Your WIPs are looking great!

Julie said...

Nice start to Mary Wigham. What a fun time you must have all had.

TattingChic said...

What a wonderful treasure to hand over to kids who don't have the chance to learn about a healthy past time! Very cool! Sounds like a fabulous day! Oh, and the berries so yummy and healthy, too!

You stitching is lovely!

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog and for welcoming my niece to blogland! Come on over anytime! :)

Pumpkin said...

That sounds wonderful! I bet the children really enjoyed it :o)

Whoa! I agree, I'm too old for that stuff too. LOL! Great pictures though.

I love the pool pic. Too funny!

You've got some nice WIP going. I had better share some of mine soon although I haven't been stitching much.

Ranae, when is your birthday?

Deb said...

Wow, it looks like you had a wonderful time at both the Bass Masters and on the 4th. What a wonderful day for kids who don't get a chance to fish! I know that they probably got so excited to catch something. And those berries - I could eat them right off the screen as they are my absolute favorites! I love Ida Mae and Mary Wigham. I would love to start that some day, but it seems overwhelming!

BTW, thanks so much for your comment on my blog and your sweet offer. I will email you!!

Vonna said...

LOVE your WIPS :)
And your carnival nights looked FUN! And that pool...so refreshing! :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

You have been busy, love the pics. Your wips are looking great.

Beatrice said...

Wow what a great weekend you had!The pictures are fab!
You have some nice stitching pieces on the go! lookin' gooood!

Sally said...

Looks like you all had lots of fun!

Lovely start on Mary Wigham and I love Ida Mae Crow!