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Friday, March 16, 2012

Ahhhh! Spring Break

I love our life with all our kids' activities and doing a little traveling but once in a while it's nice to just hang out at home with nothing special to do.  Our 2 younger kids are both on spring break this week and it's been a "hang out" week.  I've gotten into a little reorganizing, cleaning but also enjoyed a having a little more time to stitch.

Our college DS mentioned that they may be doing an Italian food cook-off for his Italian class so he and DH experimented in the kitchen making struffoli.  (I'm sure I butchered the spelling.  Ha!)  I teased them about how nice it was for father to be passing along his cooking skills to his son.

Here's the tasty result:

I've made a lot of progress on a new CCN model but can't show it here.  However, I can show you a few wips.

First off:

Ride a Bike by LK.  DD is "into" bicycling lately sometimes going on group long distance rides on the weekends and sometimes biking to work so when I saw this one, I just had to stitch it up for her.  I'm waiting on a couple more overdyes and a button to arrive to get back to this one.

I'm working on this  Redbird Designs Santa for a Santa themed block exchange in one of my groups  I'm waiting on another overdyed floss to arrive before stitching his cowboy hat:

Finally, I saw this freebie (tantes zolder???) stitched up and made into one of those little pillows with Christmas fabric and lace, if I remember correctly.  As soon as I saw it finished up, I knew I had to stitch him:

I've been cooking more this week to "fatten up" our college DS.  We're doing our St. Pat's meal tonight since he's going back to his school apartment tomorrow.  I made sure to buy some "fixin's" for Reubens for Saturday.  I don't know what I like best, the St. Pat's meal or the Reubens the next day.  I just know I'll have to get back to our normal menus after all this food this past week!  (Or start running marathons.....every day!)


Barb said...

Your WIPS look very promising. Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day whatever becomes the meal of choice!

Shari said...

everything looks great Rita! Sorry you are having to wait on floss....
I totally understand the extra cooking when the kids are home!!!
have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...


your WIP's are looking great!

That plate of food your son and husband made looks lovely!

Carol said...

Very nice projects, Rita... I stitched the reindeer last month and just loved it, too!

Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day :)

Rita said...

Thanks, everyone!

So, Carol......thinking of stitching it too?

Joy said...

What a lovely way to start a post...enjoy your St.Pat's day!

Debbie said...

oh the suspense... can`t wait to see the end result!

Pumpkin said...

Your WIPs look like fun stitches :o) I can't wait to see what model you're stitching for CCN!

Siobhán said...

Love the stitching! The struffoli--yumm! I saw it for the first time on Giada's show around Christmas time. Y-U-M.