Sunday, March 18, 2012

Heart Note Alley

I completed Parts 5 and 6 of Heart Note Alley. I am using up some of the variegated purple and green silks from my stash - which is good; however, I hope I don't run out of a thread before completing its band - keeping my fingers crossed.

There are tons of projects on my "to start soon" list. I've been spending more time planning than stitching.

Spring is officially here in Maryland. The daffodils, flowering plum, nectarines, peaches, Bradford pears, and camellias are all in full bloom. The dratted deer herd is having its way with my sprouting daylilies, sedum and liriope - while not touching the weeds - as if I did not already have enough reason to despise the creatures!

My 16 yr old DS is on spring break trip to France and Spain so I have a whole week of not having to do laundry or prepare meals. So this will be a staycation for me!!!

Happy stitching, everyone!

Margaret C

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Lavender Blue Progress!

I have been fanatically stitching on Lavender Blue, and managed to finish Parts 3 and 4 today. So far, it's not very photogenic because only the bottom and the right hand side have been stitched. It takes me a long time to stitch each part, but the final effect is worth it - it's so pretty.

Not much else is going on. We're having spring weather here in Maryland - the early daffodils are blooming and the Lenten roses are just fabulous right now. We have some very obnoxious weeds that appear this time of year, and it's too wet to get out and get rid of them - so we just have to ignore them for now.

I was playing around with blog template - boy, did I mess it up. I finally had to get rid of all the codes, and just let it be plain until I get a chance or the inclination to play with it again. My level of tolerance for fiddling with computer stuff is very low....

Until next time, happy stitching! Margaret C