Friday, March 21, 2008

Oh, Happy Easter Day

The tulips in the garden
Are wearing yellow hats;
The pussywillows by the brook
Have fur like any cats'.
The bee is honey hunting;
The robin's chirp is gay;
And all the world is singing,
"Oh, Happy Easter Day!"

- Unknown -

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Where do I begin?

Where do I begin? To everyone who is taking the trouble to read this post after my long absence - thank you for hanging in there. It was never my intention to be away so long but many things just got in the way. A few examples? Think of a week of plumbers, drywallers and city inspectors followed by CLEANING!! How about a wonderful week cruising the Mexican Riviera - rest, relaxation, good weather, good food and good company. Or a week when I came down with bronchitis that just wouldn't go away. Need I say more? But now I have some pictures to show you.

This lovely bag was quilted and made by my dear friend Ann. She did a wonderful job and I can tell you Ann that everyone at Stitcher's Paradise admired it and was more than a little jealous. The quilters among them inspected it from all sides and commented on how perfect your points are and loved the way you made the handles. Thank you so much for this wonderful gift - it accompanies me every week.

Yesterday I once again tried my hand at framing and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I bought the frame complete with mat which was sure nice. The statue and vase were purchased in Greece in 1975 during our honeymoon.

And here is my progress on "A Suite of Nutcrackers". This is such a wonderful piece to work on. It is being stitched 1/2 on 32 ct opalescent white lugana. IRL the colors are so much brighter.

This was my 01/01/08 start and is coming along so nicely that I think it will be my first finish of the year.

Please don't ask me how Frederick is coming along as he isn't. Of the three SALers I fear I will be the last to finish.

If you check my sidebar you will see that I have started a few other projects since the beginning of the year. In my next post I'll show you what I have done so far.