Monday, March 22, 2010

Come, Gone, Back Again!

Spring has sprung!!!  Then it sprung away!  For the past week we've had some amazing spring time weather! But then, old man winter showed his head again on Sunday.  Temps were in the 40s!!!  It was freezing.  But luckily, spring came back this Monday!!!  In fact, right now, Duke is outside on the patio enjoying some sun and I am airing out the apartment!  There is a lovely breeze blowing right now!!! Duke and I took a nice walk this afternoon too!

Here are a few pics of my "little man":

Hanging out on the balcony, sunning himself!

Playing with his new "monkey".  I spoil him so!!!

New Stash
Ok, so yes, I broke one of my goals of the year "No purchasing of new stash unless to complete a project currently ongoing". But considering it is March, I did pretty good to go almost 3 whole months!!!! I've always wanted to do a Biscornu so I purchased The Sweetheart Tree "Cherry Blossoms" Biscornu Pincushion kit.  I'm looking forward to doing it.  I'm a little bit intimidated but I'll forge ahead with it!!!

Olive Oil WIP
This weekend I finished all the stitching of the Mill Hill bead kit: Olive Oil.  Maybe next weekend I'll sit down and sort out the beads and finish the beading part.

So instead of working on either of the 2 baby quilts I need to complete, I started a new WIP.  I know, shame on me!!! It is a pattern, China Blue, that was in issue 161 of The World of Cross Stitch magazine. 

I am doing this WIP with all materials I already possessed, so no new stash was purchased.  I am doing it on 28 count jobelan in the color of lavendar sunset.  I converted all the threads from blues to lavendars. I just started this Sunday afternoon while watching the LSU baseball game against Arkansas (LSU won, of course).  It has been a fairly easy stitch so far.  I think I might finish this one pretty quickly.  I am thinking of giving this to one of my friends who absolutely adores the color purple.

That's all going on in my part of the world. I won't bore you with details of work.  I don't want to hear about my own work!!  LOL!!!

Hope everyone has a great week!


Janaina said...

Your lil man is just absolutely adorable! =)
Lovely finish on the MH piece!
Big hug from sunny Brazil.

Meari said...

Love the ST chart. Very pretty.

Your WIP looks good.

And your little man is adorable :)

The weather here was the same as yours. Spring sprung, then winter came for a visit. Now spring is working it's way back again.

Katrien said...

Great start on your new WIP.

Emily said...

China Blue is looking great in purple, may have to change the name. Your friend will love it. The Mill Hill one looks good.

Anonymous said...

Lovely start on your WIP.


Shelley said...

Our weather here in Cali has jumped from the 40s up to the 70s but now we keep having days in the low 60s with a breeze and it makes me chilled. I dread the triple digits of summer though.

Your Sweetheart Tree piece is very cute. Have fun puting that together.

Love the change of colors on your WIP.

Carolyn NC said...

You went three months - pretty darn good, I say! Always good for the soul to get at least a little stash every so often LOL. Great stitching and lovely pics. Isn't it awesome to see the end of winter coming?!!

Jo said...

Spring is here in the UK at last, your WIP looks great in purple. Duke is def enjoying the sunshine.

Vicki in CO said...

Olive Oil is very cool. Wow - spring for sure. As for us, we had a big snow storm last night; probably 8" at least. Sun is out and it's melting...yeah!

Rene la Frog said...

I love "Olive Oil", really bright and pretty. Your new WIP has a great start. Don't be intimadated by the Biscornu, they are really much easier than they look.