Friday, March 13, 2009

Lo How a Rose - Week 8

Finally, the flowers are blooming. I was really tempted to just keep stitching on LHaR until it's all finished. But Eden won't leave me alone! I do love the flowers.
Especially this one ...

Isn't it cute? Little flowers are everywhere! Hopefully, there won't be too many more weeks of updates on this little piece.

Since Spring Break is only a week away, I've already been mentally filling up the free days with stitching ideas, but there are so many other things to do. Many out-of-control and well-hidden corners of my little house are in desperate need of organization. Then there are the carpets that are screaming to be cleaned. We're also gonna have a four-legged guest for a few days (more on that later). And don't forget about skiing and golf! The best Spring Break includes both. Not nearly enough hours to get everything in, so we'll see which activities win out.

That's it for now ... back to Eden. TGIF and happy weekend to all of you! Make some fun.

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.