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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Winding My Way Back

It's funny how it takes a while to get back into the swing of things when you've been off work for a week. Plus it helps when Blogger decides to cooperate. ;P

We had a great time last week just kicking back and relaxing. Didn't do much but had a great time doing nothing. :) We went to an unusual shop in Des Moines that sells tons of cross stitch. I'm not kidding you they had more patterns in one place than I've ever seen before. It was a lot of fun to sort through it all and we bought way more than we needed. LOL We even took time to sort out all our growing piles of stash and organize it. That was quite the experience. LOL

I also got Greg's high wheel bike framed, below are some pics:

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Love this frame, it added a lot to the project!

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Here's where it hangs now!

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And here is a picture that Greg found years ago. It's the Omaha Bicycle Club out for a ride with all their high wheelers. Not sure what year it is, but has to be from 1890's or so. This is a great picture! It's fun to see how much bicyclers from the past loved their bikes.

I also worked on Forever Friends, here's an update:

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I added the head and hair to the girl in the mulberry dress last night, so it's coming along nicely.

The weather is getting so nice! And it looks like everyone has been busy while I was gone, so I need to catch up on blogs. Hope everyone is having a great week. :D

15 comment(s):

Hi Kim! It's good to see you back :) I love Greg's wall of high wheel bikes! Your piece is just perfect up there :)

By Blogger Isabelle, at 5/09/2006 11:50 AM  

Looking good. And greg's high wheeler looks wonderful in that frame. Glad to hear you had a nice time in Des Moines.

By Blogger Bastet, at 5/09/2006 2:38 PM  

I always wonder how does a person cycle with 1 huge wheel and 1 tiny wheel.

Welcome back!!

By Anonymous Zohrah, at 5/10/2006 4:10 AM  

"High Wheeler" looks brilliant!!

Congratualtions on a job so well done!!

By Anonymous Coral, at 5/10/2006 5:24 AM  

What a cool wall of high wheel bikes! And that picture! I just love old pictures, and that one is a classic.

By Blogger Barbara, at 5/10/2006 9:25 AM  

Hi Kim, Gregs wall is great! As you might know Hollands is a bike-nation, so we're very bike-minded! Lovely, it's an unusual design I think.

good luck on Forever Friends

By Anonymous anneke, at 5/10/2006 12:39 PM  

Oh, Kim.... I LOVE Forever Friends! Who is the designer? I must have that! You are responsible for a couple of enablings with me, lol!

By Blogger Nancy in IL, at 5/10/2006 2:26 PM  

Oh MY... I see more I have to comment on. Greg's wall is superb! Sooooo interesting. AND you finished and framed High Wheeler. It's absolutely wonderful! I know how he must love it!

By Blogger Nancy in IL, at 5/10/2006 2:30 PM  

Now I understand why you HAD TO stitch this high wheeler! It's the cherry on the cake for this wall! Brilliant!
You are incredibly fast on this Forever Friends project! It's so fresh! Very cute!
Is there any chance you might show the stash you found from that treasure cave in Des Moines?
Good to have you back, Kim! Lots of hugs!

By Blogger Lili, at 5/10/2006 2:41 PM  

Wow, what an impressive wall. Your stitched piece adds a great touch!! It is a cool decorating theme.

By Blogger zoeandcooper, at 5/10/2006 5:51 PM  

Sounds like a nice relaxing time!

The bike look fantastic framed and really fits in with the rest of the display.

Can't believe how much you have done to forever friends already. It looks lovely and you'll be finished in no time.

Karen
xxx

By Blogger karensff, at 5/10/2006 11:30 PM  

Wow, Greg's latest finish looks great on that wall.

By Blogger Carol, at 5/11/2006 11:58 AM  

The frame is perfect for the high wheeler piece. And it fits right in with the rest of Greg's high wheeler stuff. Those things are crazy-looking; how did they ever climb up to the seat?

You've done really well on Forever Friends, too. Wow!

By Anonymous Jenna, at 5/11/2006 1:40 PM  

It looks perfect finished in that frame and makes a nice display along with the rest of the cycling pics.It must have been hard work cycling in those suits,no lycra shorts in those days ;)

By Blogger Shell, at 5/14/2006 3:25 AM  

How perfect a fit with the other high wheeling items.

By Blogger Dianne, at 5/19/2006 7:36 PM  

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