Sunday, March 21, 2010

Waiting For Neptune....

This is charted from artwork by Linda Ravenscroft. I would love to work on Evening In The Park and also start Salamander for my black box-top. But, I'm loving working on this one even if it's just a little here and there - it all adds up! So until something else ^screams^ louder - WFN it will be!

I worked in the nursery at Church this morning. I haven't seen any of my sweet little ones in nearly a month. I've had the flu and missed 2 weeks, then some of them were traveling, etc. As I was getting ready this morning I kept thinking they've probably grown so much since I last saw them and will be little grrranimals with all the new teeth they've cut! So I took my camera and I kept talking to Fox trying to get him to smile and do his little he-man-grrrr (it's so cute and completely adorable) anyway, I had the camera set to video so was pleasantly surprised when I got home and saw this tiny video clip. Note-to-self - really need to learn how to use my camera.....

On the quilting front, I've mailed 2 completed Love Quilts this month and pieced/quilted the top of a Whinnie-the-Pooh quilt (in yellow check fabric and blue striping); just need to put the binding on and it's ready to go. I have 3 other quilts ready to start. They are so much fun to work on, finding just the right fabric to match the beautiful stitched squares and then to see them all put together - it's just fantastic. So all you ladies who stitch for LoveQuilts - keep up your generous gift!

So we're in the South and can you believe it was in the 70s Thursday and it started snowing yesterday afternoon ^saturday^ and has snowed off and on since? It's coming down now in big fat flakes - so beautiful to watch. I think we've seen a total of 8-9 inches. But best of all is that we are just hovering at the 33/34 degree mark and so it's cold enough to accumulate on the lawns, houses and such but not cold enough to be anything more than slush on the sidewalks or roads.

We are leaving for Tunica, MS in the morning. It's about 30 minutes south of Memphis, TN. We have free rooms at the casino and will just relax and play for a couple of days. Our daughter is home from college for Springbreak so it's nice for us to get out of town for a couple of days while she is home to care for the dogs. Honestly, I would rather just stay home than have to board them so it's just a nice treat for me. She gets some alone time since she doesn't get much of that while she's at school as she has a room mate this semester - so it's good for everyone!

Have a fantastic week and happy stitching!!!!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Waiting For Neptune.......

Linda Ravenscroft's beautiful mermaid piece. I haven't actually gotten to any of the mermaids but it's a great over 1 stitch. See the small pink flower I'm working on? At the top right of this flower is the tail of a beautiful seahorse!!! I can't wait to get there but I'm going to put this one up and give it a rest so I don't burnout. I'm already excited about picking it up again. Now what can I work on the next few days? I'll have to see what can call louder than this one.

Or maybe I'll make a trip to the Library today. It seems like forever since I finished a book.

I love March. It's the beginning of warmer days here and lots of bright sunshine. I can usually work in my flower beds at some point and just generally start being outside after long months of being stuck in the house. I think I'll plan a BBQ this weekend to celebrate!