Thursday, March 12, 2009

From the Garden

This week has sped by! Hooray! Oops. Is that wishing my life away? I don't really wanna do that, but I'm anxious for Spring Break, which is just the appetizer to summer, and that happens eight weeks later. If you've visited me here before, you know how I feel about unscheduled time. Is there anything better than being given the gift of time?

Many hours have been spent in the Garden since you last saw a progress pic, so here's an update. First a before, taken just two weeks and a day ago (really?) ...


And an after ...

Wow ... look at the color differences! They look like two different pieces. One day I'll figure out all of those buttons on my camera. Considering that work really gets in the way of my stitching time, I'm pretty excited about my progress. The bottom of page three is close! Remember the picture of the three ATSs together? If you take a look at my mom's on the left, you'll see where she was two weeks ago. Well, now she's almost finished with the lady and lion section! I think she's gonna speed right by me and finish first (dang it). That's what retirement does for ya.

I'm off now to spend some more time with Lo How a Rose, and I'll be ready to post a pic tomorrow. I'm already starting to think about a reasonably small project to work on one or two days a week after it's finished. Hmmmm ... maybe Miss Lila? Or how about something I'm really close to finishing? We'll see.

4 comments:

Deb said...

You're making such great progress on ATS. That has to be one of my favorite things that I've stitched and I get jealous every time I look at yours because I wish I was stitching it again, so I look forward to your progress pics!

Brigitte said...

Wow, you made some nice progress on ATS. And you've got a lot of grass stitched which is a progress in itself, isn't it. Looking forward to the next progress picture.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Doris, your ATS is looking awesome! Like Deb, this was my favorite stitch of all time. When I saw Deb's ATS, I was inspired to start stitching again and I couldn't put it down till it was done. Plus, it was a fun stitch - well, except for the cloud, the grass and more grass (I hate fill-in stitching)! Yours is oh-so-gorgeous!!!

Katrina said...

Doris, your ATS is so pretty. I am enjoying watching your progress.

Hope your spring break is fun with lots of stitching time ;-).