I have been happily cross-stitching this past week. My tutoring schedule was light as my students are just returning from their Easter vacation. The weather has not been spring cleaning weather yet. Too cold to wash windows much to my chagrin. As I have said in previous posts, I find window washing very satisfying.
So back to my stitching progress. This is how my stamped cross-stitch looked on the last update.
Here it is today. I finally got finished with all of the brown and black and moved on to the colors. It was getting quite boring so I just plowed through it. I now feel like I am making progress. The brown near the top is stamped on the fabric and not stitched.
I have been working on "Through the Woods" by Little House Needleworks while watching TV. It is on a beautiful even-weave fabric that I can even work on at night.
Lastly, I started one of the large cross-stitch patterns that I recently purchased. I used an unlabeled green floss that I had to set out a grid. This technique was recommended by Sunrise Stitching Time and I figured I might avoid some frogging if I prepared my fabric. This is the grid for one page only. I have 10 pages to complete!
I will be giving updates on this piece, but since it is a future gift I will only be able to take partial pictures. Not much to see right now, but at least I dove in and started it.
I thought I would share with you the gorgeous plants I received for Easter.
I also received a beautiful Easter lily that has yet to open.
Each year I plant these floral gifts in my flower beds in the hope that they will bloom the following year. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. This winter's snow seems to have been good for my bulbs because there has been quite a show.
I absolutely adore tulips and daffodils. Purple is my favorite color. Then again, I love red flowers also.
Here are my later blooming daffodils. I love the white with the deep yellow centers. There are a couple of white hyacinths hiding in the background also.
I hope you enjoyed the picture journey today.
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