Saturday, March 21, 2009

This week, lots of pictures, etc

Ahhh, a 3 day weekend, what a great way to end a week. It's been a pretty pleasant week, all in all. Meredith went back to Blacksburg Monday morning, we had a wonderful time with the girls home for their spring breaks. Not a lot of stitching got done, and the house looks like a tornado blew through, but nice all the same. Saint Patrick's day was fun, I don't know why that is just one of my favorite days of the year. I started the day with our traditional favorite green bagels. We do Reubens for dinner, corned beef and cabbage in it's traditional form is not well received by this bunch. I found some really yummy pumpernickel sub rolls at Walmart this year, so we had Reuben subs!
Here is a picture of my Saint Patrick's tree:

Saint Patrick's Day Tree

I finished the sorority shirts for Meredith's little-sis/big-sis unveiling which was Friday. I finished these Wednesday morning and we mailed them to her. Here are a couple of pictures of the finished shirts all folded and lined up on Meredith's bed, with my lovely assistant Bob helping with the photo shoot.

Yesterday was the first day of spring!!! It was also the day I joined Hunter's entire 5th grade as a chaperone for a trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Thankfully, I was responsible for Hunter and 2 other quiet and well behaved little boys, Stefan and Jordan. They were a delight, and we had a wonderful day! Here are a few pictures:

Here are pictures of some recent finishes, just got around to doing some picture-taking!
First is my Stacy Nash Primitives Heart Pin Cushion and Strawberry Emery, which Bob has decided makes a good toy, I had to put it away after I photographed it.

Here is the Bent Creek monthly Snapper sampler I have worked on with Kathie B's group for quite a long time, I finally have finished it and taken it out of UFO status. I have some little buttons to add to the border, and I have a frame , I just need to mount it, and will take it to Michaels to have it put in the frame with the glass and spacers.

Bent Creek monthly Snapper sampler

Here is 1989 Prairie Schooler Santa, and then a picture of the PS santas I've finished up to now. I should probably start doing the finishing work on these before I get so many that it becomes overwhelming.

As for my new stitching rotation, I am not 100% happy with it, and maybe I should just blame it on having all of my kids home, and not making the time to stitch, but somehow, the 10 hours of stitching I had alloted to "Maidens of the Sea" ended up stretching out over 2 weeks, this week, I have been working on 1990 PS santa, so March is pretty much shot, and I haven't touched the other 5 projects in my rotation yet this month. So, my next experiment will be to work on each project for 4 days in a row. I'm thinking that by knowing I have a finite time to work on each thing, I will trick myself into getting more done. We'll see.

Well, I think I've probably taken up enough of everyone's time, hope you have a wonderful weekend! I am off to clean house.

By the way, check my last post, I added pictures of Maidens of the Sea to it!


SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Cindy, Enjoyed reading your blog and going back a few days. Your Tree by the front door is great and I love how it changes seasons.

'And they Sinned' is beautiful - that is one very big sampler - nice job.

Have nice day

Katrina said...

Love all your finishes! Your tree is wonderful :-).

Glad you had such a nice time with the girls home and the tshirts are great too.

Loraine said...

I love your finishes. What a creative way to finish your Bent Creek monthly snapper. I have it in my kitchen, and it was one of my favorite things I've stitched!

Happy to have found your blog.
Take Care.

Tanya said...

I love your tree! It is very cool way of celebrating the seasons. I know what you mean by the FAFSA. Ugh!

Siobhan said...

I love your St. Patrick's Day tree! Too clever. :) YGG on the sorority shirts, too. Your snappers looks great, and your Stacy Nash piece is adorable! Love your Maidens of the Sea, too. I've been to the Baltimore Aquarium many times--it is so neat there, looks like you had a good time, too. :)

Siobhan said...

Sorry, meant to say as well--I'd love to stitch Cape Cod Girls together with you! :) My PN day is Thursday and I'm ready to get started but I can start another PN instead while we wait for your fabric to come in. Sound good?

PS--love the PS santas! ;)

Quiltsmiles said...

Hi Cindy. I absolutely love this finish- "flies". It's beautfiul.
I was wondering, if you still have this pattern and are willing to part with it- I would love to purchase it. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks!
PS: I enjoy your "tacky" St. PAtty's tree, made mye chuckle.