Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Do you make your bed everyday.....

it really does 'set the tone for the day'. The rest of the house can be a mess but if everytime I walk into the bedroom the bed is neatly made it just seems like the whole house looks better. It's like sneaking chocolate - just a nice way to spoil yourself. try it for a week and see if you agree.


So DD was home from college and I showed her all the fabrics and squares for Leah's quilt. (see earlier post for info. on Leah) and she says 'you've never made me a quilt'.....little stinker! So guess what my special summer project will be?
It's raining today, a good hard rain. We need it though, at least it's cool and everything looks so green and beautiful. Now you know I have to sweet talk the dogs to get them to go out - they don't mind the soggy grass but they are little princess puppies and can't go out when it's raining. grrr
We were decadent today and had ice cream, brownie with carmel sauce for dessert after lunch. Sometimes you just have to enjoy whatever kind of spoiling you can get. HA
I'm still stitching on my Chatelaine, Taj Mahal. Getting very close the last page of stitching, then it will be a beading project. I have a race car square started for Love Quilts and some needle books I want to start. Then there are the 2 new starts laying on my desk (though I solemnly swear not to start them until I have another finish), another Love Quilt square and 2 kitted up Chatelaines ready to go.
See, I do have restraint. Happy Stitching everyone.....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Turning into your Mother........

do you ever just get smacked with the idea that you've turned into your Mother? I mean, it hit me that my blog is the most boring place around. But, by the time I share with friends by email, post on my favorite message crafting boards and visit in Yahoo groups it's just a little stale by the time I'm telling the story for the umpteemth time. See, turning into your Mother by telling the same story over and over (and worse, forgetting that you've already shared that particular event).

In stitching news, I'm working on my Chatelaine, Taj Mahal. Not too long before this is just a beading project then on to the category of a room remodeling project. At least that's what I figure it will cost to get it framed. I recently took a relatively small project (7.5x9.5) to Michael's for a framing estimate - a whopping $498! I could gold-plate a wall for $498!

Here are my last couple of finishes. These are more Love Quilt Squares.


This is a Zebra for Taylor.





And this is Maegan's Cat Theme.
They are so much fun to stitch!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you each find a few minutes each day to enjoy your stitching passion.










Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter.....

Spring is finally here which for us means days loaded with sunshine followed by days of dreary clouds and rain. But it's all good for the garden.




Here's a picture of pansies from my patio.


They are so pretty this year and I know they will still be gorgeous when it's time to pull them up and change them out to flowers that will take the very hot summer temps but we've enjoyed them all winter and spring.






Here is my Once Upon a Tree Sampler. It's from Just Cross Stitch Magazine, done in 4 installments. I still need to put the petite white beads on the first part (for the snowflakes). They are in at the LNS, and I'll pick them up Monday when I'm out running errands.
I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring weather and soaking up some of the beautiful sunshine. It truly will lighten your mood and make you feel good. If you celebrate religious holidays, have a blessed Easter.
I've been stitching on Dreamsleep from StabnStash and will post a new WIP very soon. They have lots of new artist and tons of new charts up. They are also having a 20% off sale (most of their charts are now $7.99 to download) so check them out!
Happy stitching everyone!