Saturday, March 24, 2012

Where does the time go??

Hello All,

Not a very original blog post title, I know.  But it's been a month since I posted last?! I always have the best intentions, to be a more frequent blogger, but life seems to get in the way. 

This early Spring weather has been unbelievable around here.  Such warm temperatures, and everything has been popping out this week.  Daffodils, tulips, red bud trees, magnolias etc.  We are planning on a short road trip tomorrow to get some Spring pictures.  Things seem to change so quickly. 

I have been diligently stitching away on Shores of Hawks Run Hollow.  I will go find the camera, and take a progress picture to share in a moment. 

I went to a great yard sale yesterday and found some fun things.  Some easter type things and a Spring themed wreath that found its way onto the front door.  I don't go to many yard sales, but this particular person has a sale a couple of times a year, and I try not to miss it, since I usually come away with something I'm happy about. 

This is a sweet little pottery bird I bought.  After getting it home, I was pleased to discover it was made in nearby Bishop Hill at the Pottery there.
This is the companion pitcher, also made at the Bishop Hill Pottery.
And this sweet little nest shaped basket had to come home as well.  I thought it looked cute with my Spring cross stitch display.
This is the third square on Shores, that I was working on in my last post, all finished now.
This is the block I am currently working on.  I was glad to finally get the bricks filled in on this big house.  I am currently stitching the grass in.  I still have some words to complete on this block also.  After this one is done, the next is that humongous ship that takes up two blocks....  I have a feeling that is going to take awhile.

I've also been busy reading.  I recently finished The House on Tradd Street by Karen White.  I really enjoyed this.  I brought the next two home from the library in the series.  I try to keep up with a lot of the new releases at the library.  At least by the authors I enjoy.  So, at the present time, my shelf of library books is pretty full.  They seem to come in bunches.  If you are a reader, you should check out Good Reads.  It's a great site to keep track of your reading and share updates with friends.

Our daughter's best friend was here the other day with her little boy, who is such a cutie.  I have to share a picture of him.  He is going to be 1 year old in a couple of weeks.
He is such a sweetie.  Our daughter babysits for him once in awhile, so I enjoy it when he comes to visit. 

I have been trying to catch up with everyone's blogs over the last few days.  I had fallen behind in my reading.  I had to laugh over Edgar's description of SABLE.  Which by definition is Stash Above and Beyond Life Expentancy.  I can identify with that one for sure.  And, why do I eagerly look for what is new and upcoming??  There are still a couple of things on my wish list from the Nashville Market....

But, for now, I will be disciplined and work on Shores.  I want to get it done before moving on to other projects.  Because, when I don't stay with something, I fear I won't be motivated to go back and finish it.  But, I certainly enjoy looking at all the beautiful pieces all of you are stitching out there!!

Well, here's hoping I will be checking back in with another post before another whole month passes.
I hope you are all enjoying some beautiful Spring weather in your neck of the woods. But, most importantly finding some time to stitch on whatever your heart desires!


  1. I love your sale finds. The pottery is so pretty! Your Shores is looking great too! I have a feeling I need to try some Karen White books. Cute little one -- babysitting is a good way to have a little one around for a while. :D

  2. What a cute little boy! I admire your tenacity with Shores. It took me a year to finish Autumn at HRH. I had to break up the stitching with smaller projects. In the book world, I'm reading "Bridge of Scarlet Leaves" by Kristina McMorris. I think its great. It's about WW2 and what happened to the Japanese. Hard to believe.

  3. cute sale finds and mmm think most stitchers are sable
    lovely stitching and well done on getting those bricks done :) love mouse xxxxx

  4. Melody, I grew up not far from Bishop Hill and still love to visit there when I'm back home. It was great fun seeing the pictures of your pottery finds! I believe I have a plate from the pottery shop there - I should post a picture of it!

    Love seeing your progress on Shores. I'm trying to picture my own version of it with a somewhat more tropical Carribean feel, so your pictures make a great reference.

  5. You found some lovely treasures at the estate sale. The little bird is very cute.
    Great progress on SOHRH. I love the block you just finished because of the mermaid.
    Must go to Amazon and check out that author. I am always looking for good book recommendations.