Friday, March 25, 2011
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 together...it 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.