I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Friday

DS's coming home from college for the weekend so I've been busy baking cookies today. I also made some bread in the bread maching that I'll slice and freeze in small packets for him to take back to school.
I get to join some of my buddies for a stitching day tomorrow so I'm baking rosemary foccacia for that. Yum! The house smells good. Unfortunately, it's warm and humid so it was hot in the kitchen.
On the stitching front, I started (finally, I've had it in my stash for a long time) LK's Harvest Blessings. Maybe I'll even have it stitched and framed for next Thanksgiving. I also worked some more on my bap. Since I liked the BC Sow Kind Seeds so much, I thought I should start one for myself since I already have the threads pulled for the other one for the exchange.
I have a couple of finishes too...the church from the Town Square freebies (Trilogy) and LHN's Joy to the World ornament. Both were just about finished wips. It sure feels good to finish some!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Small Finish

I stitched this Bent Creek design Sow Kind Seeds for a block exchange in one of my groups. I really like it...which means I'll have to stitch it again for me someday. lol!

I've also been working a bit on my bap sampler (see it in posts below), a freebie church deisgn from a 2006 freebie series called Town Square, and even picked up a wip of CHS Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. I had just a start on it using DMC's and have been debating with myself (funny to watch, I'm sure) whether or not to invest in silks for that design. After seeing another stitcher's one done in DMC's, I finally decided to stay with the DMC's. If I stitch another of the Hawk Runn series, I may go for the silks.
I'm getting overwhelmed with all the stuff I want to stitch and how little time to stitch it all. I'll never be bored. :-)
The weather has really warmed up here. After a bit of cooler than usual temps, now we're having warmer than usual temps in the mid 70's. I like this but dread the really hot and humid weather to come.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to one and all.

I thought I'd devote this post to food. I baked some heart shaped cookies the other day but they were eclipsed by my DH's wonderful cake. He made this just onece before right after our new baby son and I came home from the hospital....20 years ago. We've been having a great time saying he makes this cake every 20 years.

The cake is from an old Bon Appetit Magazine and has everything I love in, raspberry, and, of course, lots of chocolate.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stitching, etc.

I finished a model and mailed out a model this week so I got to return to my personal stitching.

I finished LHN's Winter Band Sampler. Such a pretty design! I almost forgot...I also stitched a Sanman freebie called Love, Love, Love for a heart sal for a stitching group I'm in.

I worked a bit on my bap (Village Square Sampler by Samplers Remembered) and started a Celtic themed piece that I've been meaning to start since we lived in Dublin, OH. (We moved away from there almost 10 years ago.)

It's still unusually cold for our area and my walking buddy and I have enjoyed our invigorating am walks. Brrrrr!