Monday, May 30, 2011

Spring finish

I finally got some time to press the Spring finish.  I didn't want to do a new post without including a picture of my last finish.  I finished it about a week and a half ago.  The colors in the piece are so pretty.  The fabric is really a greenish yellow.  It is the overdyed fabric that was recommended on the chart.  Its "Gardener's Blend" by R&R.  I purchased the fabric at the Inspired Needle in Lemont.  The chart is from Cricket Collection.

My new start is Flowery Alphabet by LaDiDa.  It is going rather quickly.  I am over half way finished.  I have the bottom alphabet and border done, I'm just working on the flowers at the top.

We have had so much rain in our area lately, it has been hard to keep up with the yard work.  We finally have a sunny day today. 

We had Mike's brother, sister in law and kids here yesterday for a cookout.  Mike ended up cooking on the grill in the garage, and we ate in the house, because of the rainy weather.  But everyone had a good time anyway.  The food was good.  I made cupcakes for dessert, which was a big hit with the kids.  We fixed brats & hamburgers on the grill, and then I made brocolli salad.  His brother brought coleslaw and chips.

It has been a really hectic month at work.  We have been busy getting everything ready for the summer reading program...  It starts June 1.  The theme this year is "A Midsummer Knight's Read".  So, the decorating has been fun.  One of our staff members has constructed a cardboard castle, to put in the children's room.  It's big enough for kids to go inside and peer out the windows.... 

Mike took off today to go with a buddy of his to Chicago to take some pictures.  They are both "into" photography. (In case you're wondering, I take my own photos for the blog...that is why they aren't the best...) I usually go along for the ride and scenery, but today I elected to stay home.  I did some chores around the house, and will most likely find some quiet stitching time.  The weather sounds like we are in for some heat and humidity today.  Temps are supposed to hit lower 90s. 

Happy Memorial Day everyone...  and Happy Stitching!


  1. Love that Spring finish!!! Gorgeous! I like your next start too! Isn't the rain awful? Bleagh!

  2. ooo spring finish is lovely and the Ladida is really nice too :0 glad you had a good time even in the rain :) love mouse xxx

  3. What a beautiful finish!! I love your new start, too.