Friday, April 28, 2017

It's Almost May

It is almost May.  We have had wonderful weather.  I can honestly say, I am loving this Spring - and it is my very least favorite time of the year.  

Baseball is Back.  And it is so easy to stitch with baseball in the background.  It is the last Friday of the month.  Its Sharing Day for  Small SAL Hosted by Stitching Lotus 

I am stitching 12 days of Christmas this year and April 4 Calling Birds.  Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching shared this great link about this song and all the different versions and all about these birds.  It is a great read and you may find out, you really do know the words.

I also broke out two of my 2017 WIPS.  Autumn Bell Pull by Stoney Creek.  I have stitched these designs since my early stitching days and they feel like home to me,  I still subscribe to this magazine and find something in every issue that appeals to me.

 I also stitched a little on my granddaughter's Woodland Animals Stocking.  I will have no problem getting this one finished on time.

So Baseball ball update, my team is now losing 9-1.  But it's not over yet.

Have a great weekend

Friday, April 21, 2017

April Check In - Theme-tas-Stitch

I am having so much fun this year with my Theme-tas-Stitch SAL  hosted by Kerry.  The theme this month was water.

Link to Earlier Post April Water Stitching

I also had one more Finish - started during March Madness I am including in my April Showers stitching.
Girls, Kathy Barrick
This is sideways.  I will finish it with the bird standing up.  I figured the first thing needed after planting is watering and all the trees,and vines and flowers need a lot of rain.  So I reached out and felt this would also work for the April theme.

This will be a Christmas Gift for my daughter - brand new mom of a baby girl.  It is also works for My Memories of Mom - her garden was amazing.  We spent hours of our Summer Vacation weeding.  I always tried to get out of it by telling her I didn't know the difference between the weeds and the flowers and she would always tell me that was okay, but wouldn't I feel very sad if I cut short the life of a flower.  Thanks Mom!.  

Next month May is Monochrome.  I am going to do a lot of Brown/Gold stitching.  I plan on working on several wips with shades of brown.  

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Treasure Hunt 2017

For me, today is Good Friday.  I was taught this was a day of meditation and reflection.  We were to remember those things we did in the previous year to make this world a better place, and to think towards the next year on how to make it even a better place.  I have not really done that much as an adult because my Faith and Organized Religions often seem to be in conflict.  However today Good Friday 2017 seems the best time to think about how I can help to make this world a better place.

And the first thing I will do, O, O, O, is post a wonderful Spring Stitching Project. For the Easter Egg Hunt at Jo at Serendipitous Stitching

This is from The World of CrossStitching designer Joan Elliot (no special threads or beads, best news for me ever).  This is one of 4 Delftware Cards.  Issue 151.

This reminds me of Spring and my childhood school days.  We had recess every day rain or shine or snow or whatever, and there was no wearing pants to school.  And we jumped rope constantly.  I think it was to keep warm half the time- these kids have their coats and hats on, it has to be Spring. 

So here is my Happy Spring O, is the letter, day..  Memories of childhood make me smile. 

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

April Update

April Showers.  OR any project with water.  This is the theme for Aprils Theme Tas Stitch monthly SAL  For the first week of this month - I was all about this theme, as it either rained or snowed just about every day so far in April.  I hope to have a few more Rainy stitching by the 21st but I do want to finish Woneta, 4 calling birds, and a couple other WIPS.
 I finished my Puddle Dancer by HandsBlessing.  I am giving this to my daughter who dances in the Summer Rain all the time.  But I have to do it again to keep for me.

I had a new start finish my I love New York - Yankees.  I left out the word Yankees Because I don't think this CloudsFactory chart needs it..  This post would be all about baseball if I spent anymore time explaining.  But my mom who would have been 90 this year - loved, loved, loved listening to the Yankees on the Radio - every, every game all summer long.  Her love of the game and the team was passed down to all of my siblings and grandkids  It was a warm and fuzzy project. I am going to find a couple of buttons to add instead.  I choose many of my projects as if I am still stitching gifts for her.  Oh wait a minute - what does have to do with rain... Because the worse thing that happens while listening to baseball on the radio is RAIN DELAYS
This is the cake my Baker Daughter made for me for my birthday a couple of years ago .  Summer stitching is best while listening to baseball on the Radio

Below is my Finish of Springology As I mentioned in a previous post I am only stitching two squares  And they are finished.  And of course we have our great rain boots and umbrella.