A Mailbox Surprise, Stitching some spring and a finish!
It has been crazy busy here! Boys are transitioning into spring sports and suffering from cabin fever. The weather has been DREARY! It's hard to get excited about rainy days but it does allow for some stitching time. This week I got a wonderful surprise from my California Stitchy friend. Teresa sent me this wonderful St. Patty's day treat. She sent enough Shamrock pops for each member of my family, a "potato" from See's Chocolates, (that goodness will be for me) and a beautifully stitched Shamrock pin. Teresa, Thank you, you are such a talented stitcher. If you haven't visited her blog check it out at Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches.
On the stitching front, it was time to create my own spring. This piece was a freebie from Industrioushead and the colors are vibrant and cheerful. I stitched it on Blue Breeze fabric and it makes me smile.
I stitched this one up in about an hour. It's soooo cute. I had some fabric in my stash and will most likely make it into a pillow. This was a freebie design from The Stitcherhood. I have wanted to stitch it for some time and love the way it came out.
Lastly, a winter finish. I personally had to finish this in order to shed winter. I had started this at my Wednesday stitching group. I had been reserving it to stitch only at stitching group but quickly realized that I don't really get too much accomplished. We spend lots of time chatting, laughing and eating so last weekend I said enough. I picked it up and didn't put it down until I finished. The design is from Plum Street Samplers and named Dust of Snow. I stitched it because the verse is from Robert Frost and that is my dad's favorite poet. I stitched it on 32 ct Light Mocha and will frame it because it measures 10 x 13.
We celebrated a Birthday this week for my #2 son. He is now 14 yrs old. I always find b-days as a time for reflection on the actual day. His birth was magical. My midwife was very calming and soothing and that is the kind of child he is. He is the sunshine in my heart. Always helpful and looking out for me. Happy Birthday!!!
Thank you to all of my blogging friends for checking in on what is happening in my side of the world. Back to stitching my models. I am also working on some swap gifts and loving the idea of sharing a little stitched piece with some new friends. Happy Friday and Happy Stitching!