Sunday, February 28, 2016

Enjoying a Slow Stitching Sunday...

Another glorious day here in Oho and I'm enjoying the sun streaming through the windows. I have my front door open and through my storm door I see a steady stream of people walking in my neighborhood. I live in a mid-century built neighborhood with sidewalks and front porches and I LOVE it!  My house sits on a corner that does get a bit of traffic but I don't mind it as so many interesting things pass by. I think I may be turning into Gladys Kravitz (and you have to be of a certain age to remember her)... but instead of thinking of myself as nosy, I prefer the terms "interested" or "concerned"... sounds less judgemental, doesn't it?

Anyway a bit more cross stitching got done last week. Here's where I am on  my Fragments in Time...

Excuse the wrinkles...I finished this block except for some flowers in the border...

And not much more for this block...

I had several nice stay at home evenings and was quite productive. However, I think I'm going to start a small new Spring project. I came across a little Lizzie Kate piece I think I can whip up pretty quickly. Just need to pull the threads.

And I decided that my bunny candy dish looked forlorn and empty so I bought some jelly beans today...

well, I do LOVE the black jelly beans, but that doesn't look very festive...

I suppose that is better... I'll eat my black jelly beans out of the bag! Do you like the black jelly beans? I find that licorice and coconut are either LOVE or HATE flavors... I LOVE them both!

No Downton Abbey tonight because of the Oscars. I may watch a bit to see the dresses but other than that I don't have any interest. After last week's Downton episode I was at loose ends. I hated to see Edith unhappy again and I was totally ticked off at Mary. I've never been a fan of Mary, I like Cora, Edith, Isobel and Violet and of course Sybil when she was alive, but Mary has always rubbed me the wrong way. I told myself that I wasn't going to watch the last episode before it aired but I couldn't wait after last week. I opened the DVD and I will say that they did a very good job of wrapping up story lines. I won't give anything away and while I'm sad that it is over, it ended on a upbeat note.

So I may have time for a little nap this afternoon before my son and daughter-in-law come for dinner. Big Dude is happy to show me how it is done!

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts today and Super Mom - No Cape tomorrow.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I can't believe you WATCHED the ending.... Thanks for the tip that it ends well though! Even when Mary (kinda) apologized - it didn't seem to be it was a REAL apology. Hope Lady Edith will 'out rank' her now..... LOVE licorice - my Daddy used to bring me Blackjack chewing gum when I was a little girl.. and most of the time - you do not have to share because people usually don't like it!

  2. That's a great cross stitch project! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love licorice! I can't wait to see the next Downtown episode, but am sad it is ending. Thanks for the heads up though that it ends on happy note.

  4. Great progress! (I never cared for jelly beans until I discovered Jelly Belly's. Love those - popcorn is my favorite.)

  5. Your new project is so pretty. It looks like it will stitch up fairly quickly. I am so with you concerning Lady Mary. Plus she married that car guy after spending very little time with him. In my humble opinion, not a good idea at all. I can't wait to see the end.

  6. I love this stitch you are working on! Its really beautiful! ADORE the border :)

  7. Lovely stitching Carol! Your neighborhood sounds lovely. I love licorice jelly beans and coconut anything. I just got the notice that Season 6 is waiting for me at the library so I can finally catch up. I can't wait!!

  8. Wonderful warm colors for "Fragments". I'm a licorice-hater I'm afraid!


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