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

Friday, March 23, 2012

First Friday of Spring

Hi, fellow bloggers!

Yesterday was DH's birthday so I asked him what he'd like to have for dinner...thinking it would be the typical grilled steak, baked potato, etc.  Instead he went through our collection of Cooking Light magazines and came up with 5 possibilities.  I ended up choosing Risotto Primavera.  Aside from deciding and finding which veggies I wanted to use and all the peeling and dicing, it was a pretty easy recipe.  I'm not a big goat cheese fan but used it anyway (it called for goat and Parm cheese) and it had just a hint of that flavor...I really liked it in this recipe.  The guys really liked this too so I'll be sure to make it again.

He prefers pies over cakes so I made him an apple pie.  Instead of rolling the crust, I make a crumb crust that you press into the pie use the same mixture to crumble over the top.  Yum!

When we visited a LNS last month while visiting DS at college, he picked out a design with TX wildflowers that he'd like me to stitch for him.  I kitted it up in time for his birthday but it might not be finished until next birthday.  lol!

I'm a little sad this am.  My walking buddy is moving far enough away that we can't do our daily weekday walks anymore.  Today's my first day without her and I just couldn't bring myself to do the walk.  Instead I'm reflecting over how blessed I've been to have enjoyed walking with her for so long.  In addition to "keeping me honest" we talked about many various topics during all those miles.  I'll get going again...with my ipod....Monday. 

On the stitching front, I recently won 2 drawings which arrived this week.  It felt like Christmas again!  The first is a Primitive Needle design called "Follow Me".  Every time I think of these designs, I'm reminded of Lisa Roswell's tragic death.  We certainly lost a talented designer.  Thanks, Mamacat!

The other prize blew me away!  It was a bloggoverary drawing from .  All I can say is Wow!! And thank you, of course.

I've been diligently stitching a  cute model from Country Cottage Needleworks and am on the home stretch.  It's a good thing b/c another model arrived from Little House Needleworks.  The LHN looks to be another "winner" too.  :-)  I love that I stitch for them since I love their designs.

I also finished a little Santa from Redbird Designs called "Joy Y'all".  He's for a block exchane in one of my groups but I love him so much, I'll stitch another one for us.  I may stitch him for my kids too.  We'll see.

I see I failed miserably at keeping this post brief.  Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week.


Anonymous said...


lovely Santa finish!

Happy birthday to your husband, the meal you cooked for him looks lovely!

Congratulations on your wins, they look great.

Mouse said...

oooo well done on the wins (should you really have the addys on show ???) unless you want some one else to send you something heheheh ;)
and lovely stitching as always and hope DH had a great birthday :)
love mouse xxxxx

Rita said...

Thanks, both of you.

...and thanks, Mouse! I wasn't thinking when I put that pic on of the box with my address. I took it off now.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Hi Rita! Great stitching! You'll need CC Bamboo, Sassy Brass, Blackbird, Weeping Willow and Wild Berries for the Busy Needle chart. : ) It stitches up to 4.25" square on 28 count. It's a fun stitch - even with all the unexpected changes I made! ; )


Rita said...

Thanks for the info, Tricia. (Wouldn't you know as soon as I asked you, I found where I had the info on my computer. lol!)

I loved how yours turned out.

Veronica said...

Happy Birthday to your DH.

Congratulations on your wins. That's quite a haul you received :)

Love the cute Santa you stitched.