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Friday, March 25, 2011

Hi, again!

It's been a while since my last post.  Here's what I've been up to since the last one.

First, DH celebrated a milestone bday this past week.  Our kids thought it would be great for us all to celebrate together so our older two surprised him by flying into Houston last Friday afternoon.  (We'd been plotting for weeks.)  The other boys and I drove up and met them at DH's office where we "kidnapped" him and took him out to dinner at a Tuscan/Texan "fusion" restaurant called Stella Sola (Lone Star in Italian).  He was totally surprised!  The next night the kids cooked dinner at home including making homemade pitas which are really fun to watch baking b/c they puff up like a ball.  The kids alwyas have a good time when they get makes this mom's heart feel good.

On the stitching front, I finished and mailed out another model to Nikki from Country Cottage Needleworks.  I can't say anything about it except that it's a really cute one and I love the color combo.  I'll let you know when it's been released so  you can see it.

For my personal stitching, I finished a little wip of a freebie from Val's Stuff.  I also worked a bit on LK's Harvest Blessings, Village Square Sampler, and America, Land That We Love.  The last one I'm stitching along with some friends and I've altered it a little from the original.

Thanks to seeing a stitching buddy's blog, I fell in love with another antique repro sampler and ordered it the same day I first saw it.  It's called Maryanne Wenn (sp?) and is available for download from the Needleprints blog.  You'll need a paypal acct. to order it, something I'd resisted for a while but since I had to order this one........

Spring has definitely sprung around here.  My walking buddy and I have enjoyed hearing the birds sing, the warm temps, and seeing the flowers.  The other day we saw an armadillo crossing the path in front of us. 

Speaking of flora and fauna, we live on a lake and often see ducks, geese, turtles, etc.  I had a close encounter with one of the geese last week who came up close to the house.  Never a dull moment!


Mouse said...

what a lovely surprise for DH :) and lovely stitching as always ... mmm geese are not my favourite birds they defo can give a bad nip .. love mouse xxx

Miss LindaLee said...

I love this type of message! It's iteresting, newsy and fun. Love you stitching.

Jackie said...

Hi there Rita. What a wonderful surprise you all made for your DH. Those are the best types of birthday's; simple and spending time with family. Please send my regards of a "Happy Belated Birtday" to your DH and may God bless him to see many more;-)
and of course your stitching is always a welcoming thing to see.