Sunday, March 22, 2015

At loose ends...

Whoa... times does fly by! I didn't mean to stay away so long but, I've been at loose ends the last week or two. I flit from project to project and don't seem to make a lot of progress. As my sainted father use to say, "you bounce around like a BB is a box car!" A very apt description of my behavior since I've been a child.

I have been plugging away on my Cross Stitch It Calendar Band Sampler. I've only got one more row for March to do and I hope to start it today.

I'm really liking how this is going and I've even staked out a spot where I want to hang it...directly in eyesight of my stitching chair. I figure when I finish this I will want to bask in its glory for quite a while...LOL!

I did do a bit of reverse stitching on this part.

I looked ahead and realized that the only alphabets in the piece are in this upper section. I decided to jazz up my initials C and F on the first alphabet...I used one strand of CC Queen Bee and did little smyrna crosses. In the alphabet below I re-stitched the C and the N for my sons' initials in a darker floss.

I've been waiting not too patiently for my goodies to come from the Spring TNNA show. I got several pieces featuring birds and I'm itching to stitch them.

Spring has sprung a bit here and yesterday I saw my first daffodil bloom!

This is part of my side yard and I planted daffodils all around the house. Ignore the leaves...they all come off a tree across the street and it still has leaves that need to drop.  The front yard doesn't get as much sun but they are starting to show a bit of yellow and the tulips I put in my flower box are up about 2 inches... yeah! I'm ready to do some planting although it is waaaaay too soon. I'm planning a new flower bed with some rose bushes and more perennials.

And when I get a bit discouraged... which has happened the past two weeks I look at this and realize you just have to keep pushing on.

I can assure you that I didn't plant any daffodils under this stone... but there is it...and it is determined to bloom where it is planted.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. A really pretty piece. The color speak the spring language. The flowers are starting to bloom

  2. I know exactly what you mean... I think we all go through times like that.
    I love the photo of the flower trying to emerge from under the stone.

  3. Love it when flowers pop up unexpectedly. Your cross stitch is great. I would want to hang it where I could view it daily too.

  4. Your stitching is looking wonderful. Love that sentiment of bloom where you are planted. Spring is still a long way off for us in northern NY. The grand children have been riding a new to them snow mobile and there is still plenty of snow and cold to continue for now. CAn't wait until it's put away for the season, I've had more than enough!

  5. I have flowers that seem to come up where they were not planted. I think the squirrels and chipmunks do some transplanting when we are not looking! I have made several cross stitch pictures in the past and all are displayed prominently. They take so much time to is good to display them where they can be admired every day. your sampler is coming along nicely,

  6. That little daffodil is an inspiration. Your band sampler is just beautiful!!

  7. Spring! I noticed that you have your chickens out too.

  8. Your band sampler is beautiful!


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