Monday, March 9, 2015

Signs of Spring!

Hello Friends.

I just finished catching up on blog reading over my morning cup of coffee In my favorite mug.
 You are all so darn inspirational!  The beautiful things you make just have me thinking gee, I need to add that to my stash too.  Lol.

We are all so excited for Spring to arrive. It sure seems like it was a long cold winter.  We have been plagued with ice that hung around for at least 2 or 3 weeks.  It never warmed up enough to melt.  But that should change this week!  We have temps projected in the 40s or better all week. That is guaranteed to bring smiles.

I got new glasses last week.  I love getting new ones! I get excited about having a whole new look.  For the first time in a long time I have plastic frames.  I guess I chose well, because Holly commented that they were cute.  Nice when your daughter thinks you made a cool choice. Lol.

I have been working on bird #2 in the Prairie Schooler bird series. We had to take our car to the dealership an hour away this morning for a bit of recall work, so I took my stitching along with.  

As you can see I am working on the black capped chickadee.  He just needs the rest of the leaves and berries stitched and then he will be finished.  I'm not sure if I will start a third bird after this one is done or not.  

Weren't there some beautiful pieces released at Nashville?  I told myself I didn't need to be serious about purchasing any of them, but I especially like several that Brenda from With Thy Needle released.
These two are my favorite ones.  I do love the look of the over dyed threads but after you figure the cost of them and chart and fabric the Cherry Tree Hill piece comes out to about $92.  Ouch. So I'm still mulling this over. I sometimes use a combination of DMC flosses with over dyed ones to make it less costly.  What are your thoughts? Do you do the same or stick only to what the designer has done?

Well, I best sign off for now and get something accomplished today.
Happy stitching!