Friday, May 5, 2017
March 2017 (Spring is in the Air) + April 2017 ( Easter treats)
It's been awhile since I posted...Life has kept me busy.
The weather has been bouncing.. some warm days then a cool patch... then slowly warming up again... We have green grass and our trees are starting to shoot. The crocuses, hyacinths, and daffodils have been opening up in the past week. Last night we had another frost, so it's much too early to begin planting anything other than the snow peas.
I took part in another ornament exchange - this one was Easter themed.
So beautifully stitched and finished....I just adore it!
The backing fabric is just as lovely.
We mailed our parcels on the same day March 20th... Her parcel to me arrived before Easter...Around April 8th. The package I mailed her took the long route to it's destination - and only arrived a few days ago.
Fabric: 32ct Ivory Evenweave
Stitch Count:64 x 54, 2over 2
I also made her a little pincushion with the same design..
I found a cute bunny bead so that meant making a scissors bling, and I attached a magnet to this cute little wooden chick to make a needle minder.
Since my package was apparently lost, I started in on another Easter design to mail out as a replacement and was just finishing it up this week when I got the word that she received my package.
Fabric: 32ct Antique Ivory Evenweave
Stitch Count: 35 x 43, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, Back Stitch, French Knots
Alphabet Dogs #295: Puppy © 2014 JBW Designs
Fabric: 32ct Antique White
Stitch Count: 33 x 43, 2 over 2
Penguins © Charles Craft
Fabric: 18ct antique white
Stitch Count: 34 x 114, 2 over 1
Wee Spring © 1996 Heart in Hand (Cecilia Turner Needle Artist) part of the wee one series
Fabric: 32ct Desert Sand
Threads: GAST, Wisper
Stitch Count: 68 x68, 2 over 2
Cross Stitch, Back Stitch, Eyelet Stitch
My brother's contract job has ended and he stopped in for a short visit before heading southwest. We celebrated his May birthday before he left.
My niece went to France & Italy - and was in Paris during the recent events. So glad she is safely home.
Dad continues to heal and sees a quite a few of his specialists this month, And his birthday celebration was at the end of last month.
Tomorrow I'm cooking a special meal as this week is my Mom's birthday and she asked for her favorite dessert... I decided a whole meal delivered would give her a nice treat.
Samantha is doing fine.. although she continues to have flare ups of the colitis... still treating each episode until they become so close that we need to keep her on the medication permanently.
Have a wonderful day!