Sunday, February 14, 2016

Spring Angel's Halo

My Spring Angel has her halo. Now I am working on the outline of her wings. After that I think the flowers are next or maybe the border. The outline of the wings will help me get to the border without making a mistake. I always leave the white of the wings for last so that it doesn't get dirty.
She is stitching up pretty quickly.

I think I will sit with a new favorite tea and spend some time working on her on this Valentine's Day. 
The tea was a Christmas gift and I have to admit it is a really tasty Earl Grey.

Hubby and I are staying home for Valentine's Day. Both of our birthdays are in February so we usually have a quiet Valentine's Day. We have had a few unfortunate V-day dining experiences so we avoid the added expense and the crowds now. We enjoyed a dinner out with our daughter (who was visiting from Boston) on Friday and celebrated Hubby's birthday yesterday.

Wouldn't this be a great birthday present for me if I won? 
Check out this floss giveaway from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. All you need to do is pick your favorite color set to be entered.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party over at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are up to.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mom's vest is finished!

I finally, finally put the finishing touches on Mom's vest. I wove in all the ends and added the buttons. To top it all off, this vest actually fits her!

This pattern was so easy that I would definitely make it again.

I am joining Ginny for Yarn Along today. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.

 I am happily reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. This was a Christmas gift from my own Kate, my daughter (we actually call her Katie or Katelyn). I have read it before, but I am enjoying it all over again. I really like the way Kate Morton writes. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Stitching Here and There

So far this weekend I have managed to do a little stitching here and a little stitching there. Spring Angel has her face, hands and some of her hair.
The bottom right corner of the 4th page of Baker Beach is slowly getting filled in. Here is my last update.
This is how it looks this morning. 
There are still a whole lot of different colored browns to fill in. The end of this page is in sight though now so I am really happy to be working on this consistently. I want to move on to the next page that you can see started at the top right of the picture.

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching today. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are up to.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Snow Day!

So we had a whole lot more snow last week, but today I got a snow day. I was supposed to sub today, but school was closed due to the latest snow storm. We were supposed to get between 3-5 inches. We definitely got more than that. 
 My poor dogwood tree has a lot of heavy clumping snow on it.
 The cars are covered once again.
 Below, the snow had stopped and the shoveling was done. Our streets had yet to be plowed. A blue sky emerged. That's Hubby watching me take the picture (or checking out the roof).
So what did I do with my unexpected time off. I opened up the sewing machine and made up 32 of these squares. 

They are the centers of one of two different types of squares for my Royal Squares Quilt. I'm still not sure about the maroon/purple solid fabric, but I am going with it none the less. I made the decision to go with it months ago and I am sticking with it. I'm sure that I will be pleased when the quilt is all put together. 

Now that Hubby and I have finished snow-blowing and shoveling the snow, I think I am going to make some cookies (chocolate chip sounds good).
 The first batch of chocolate chip cookies were in the oven when I made myself some hot chocolate. I love having mini-marshmallows in my hot chocolate.

I hope to get some cross-stitching in this afternoon. My Spring Angel needs a little more love.

This is definitely a really good snow day!

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Little Progress

After a long week of work, I devoted an hour Saturday morning to working on Baker Beach. I finished the black for page 4 and started filling in one of the browns. 
There are a whole lot of colors still to be filled in on this page. I may break it up and work some more on the sky on the next page. You can see that at the top right corner. I am looking forward to the day when I can say that I am halfway through with this entire chart.

I also made a good deal of progress on Spring Angel on and off this week. Her dress is done except for the tiny spot in the center. Now on to her hands, face and hair.  
I am planning on watching the live version of Grease tonight on TV. Hopefully I will be able to do a whole lot of stitching during it. I really want her to be finished before Spring is here. Wish me luck. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. On Monday, I will join the Stitchery Link Party over at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are up to.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Slow Saturday and Sunday Stitching

Yesterday's snow allowed for some slow stitching on both days. I added some stitches to the dress on Spring Angel. I am slowly filling it in. 

I also managed to get a few stitches completed on Baker Beach. Here is my last update on November 8th last year.
 I knew that if I didn't get back to it soon, I would start forgetting about it. I have filled in some of the black stitching.
 I really hope to go back to working on it somewhat steadily. Do you see that little item in the bottom right corner. Mom gave me some money for Christmas to buy myself some craft items. I got myself a great little needle nanny from Keepsake Quilting

We had a whole lot of snow yesterday. Hubby and I went out 2 times during the day to snow-blow and shovel just to try to keep ahead of the build-up.
It is just too much to wait until the snow stops and then try to clean it all up. This pic was from our first foray outside. At least the plows have been through several times. 
This was our birdbath early yesterday morning. We now have more than 24 inches. This is the view this morning. That same birdbath is off to the left.

I will be joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. On Monday, I will be joining the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Angel Stitching

I have had very little time to work on my crafts. I am really trying to finish knitting mom's vest. I hope to be able to share that with all of you real soon. 

I did a little stitching on Spring Angel this week. 
I have managed to stitch the darker outline stitches. Last night while football was on the TV, I also stitched the pink necklace, belt and dress border. I will go back to the light green and fill in her dress. 

That is my goal for my Slow Sunday Stitching today with Kathy. Tomorrow I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!