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.