Monday, February 13, 2012

Progress on BAP Shores of Hawks Run Hollow

Hello Stitchy Friends.

I want to post my progress on the Shores of Hawks Run Hollow.  I've managed some stitching time since my last post.  I think this block with the fish is going to be one of my favorites.
I don't have too much left to stitch on this one before it will be finished.  Just a few little blue fish in top left corner, and some more of the lighter green on the big seaweed. 
Here is how both of the blocks look together.  So far I am not bored with stitching this project.  Sometimes I get really bored with a big piece and want to stop and do some other smaller things that grab my attention.  But usually, I stick with one project at a time until it's done.  There are a few exceptions of course....

Last week I made a trip to Welcome Stitchery in Crystal Lake.  I did a small amount of stash purchasing...  It's hard to go without coming home with something.... 

I picked up a new zippered mesh bag.  Those are so handy to keep a project in.  I just love them.  I don't have to worry about curious cats pawing in my stitching bag, or someone spilling a can of pop on my stitching bag.  Both events have happened in the past...
As you can see I picked up two of the new Prairie Schooler charts, August and Bunnies.  Then I picked up an older PS chart, Santa & Friends.  I didn't pick up the January chart, I felt it was so similar to others they have done in the past.  I have the February monthly PS sampler done, but not framed.  Same is true with March.  I need to get busy and look through my frame stash to see if anything is going to work. 

I have received some beautiful pink roses today from Mike for Valentine's day, also some dove chocolates.... what a nice surprise it was.
Yesterday we went over to Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississippi River to see if there were any eagles around.  There weren't any there so we drove on up to Lock and Dam 13 at Fulton and found this
There must have been 50 eagles or more in the trees on the island near the dam.  The only problem was that they were too far away to get any better pictures.  But we were amazed to see so many.  It was a really cold afternoon, so after leaving here we went back to our first stop and found several eagles had shown up ready to put on a show diving in the river for fish.  So we had fun taking photos there for quite awhile. 
I wasn't as quick getting the action shots of the eagles swooping down to the river to catch the fish, but my husband got some good ones.  It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, but really cold.  After a little while standing outside doing this, I decided I'd had enough and retreated to the car to warm up and watch them from there.  Luckily I'm always prepared with my stitching bag... :)  so I was able to fit in some stitching time on a photo outing...gotta love that.

I've got a yummy supper in the crockpot for tonight, and have invited our son and his girlfriend to join us.  I've even made Valentine cupcakes.  So, our family will celebrate Valentine's Day tonight. 

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you and Happy Stitching!
I appreciate your visit to my blog and your comments.


  1. Your Shores is looking great! Love the new stash too -- I love PS! Nice roses -- I love roses. And cool pic of the eagle swooping into the water! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Nice progress on Shores! Great stash from Welcome Stitchery. I was there right before they closed on Saturday adding to my stash too:)

    Happy Valentine's Day.

  3. Love your Shores and February.

    I just picked up a couple of older PS designs last week, too. They seem to be kind of a hot ticket now, don't you think? I wish I could find Christmas II. (OOP). I think that's the name of it.

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.


  4. Love the Shore piece! Think this one will be the best of all! The bunnies look cute, too. Have a great Valentine supper with the family.

  5. Great projects! Love the sweet framed Valentine's piece! How amazing it must have been to see so many Eagles together!

  6. the shore piece is lovely and I think because it is in blocks you feel like you have achieved a finish with each block and a new start so added bonus too
    Happy Valentines day to you and lovely photo of the eagle too :) love mouse xxxx

  7. What great progress on your Shores WIP, Melody! And I love the latest additions to your PS collection...

    Enjoy your Valentine's Day with Mike--he sounds like a keeper :)

  8. Shores is looking great
    You went to Welcome Stitchery?!
    I haven't been there for a long time. I live between there and the Mississsppi
    I love your stash
    Happy Valentine's day!!!