I have two finishes to be happy about. Last year I got this brilliant idea to change the lines of one of my gardens and like so many times, halfway through, it got hot, and I lost interest. This weekend I finished it up and am pleased with the final(ly) result.
|This is the side yard early (March 2011) last spring.|
|I got this far last spring before I got myself sidetracked.|
And now.....ta-da....I feel like this side of the yard finally matches the rest of the front yard.
|There's a nasty root between the mulch and the grass that I need taken out.|
|My transplanted hostas look kind of sad but there are TONS more I can split and move if these don't make it.|
|The view from my sidewalk to nowhere. I hope to have this sidewalk removed next spring.|
On the stitching front, I finished The Sheltering Tree. This was part of the Crazy January 2011 Challenge where we started a new project every day for the first 15 days of the year. Now that this is done......which one of my UFO's will I tackle? I am going to have fun digging through my basket of partially completed project to pick a new one to complete.
|Of course, the squirrels are what attracted me this pattern.|
|Started January 2011, Finished May 2012|
28 Ct Jobelan in Chai Tea stitched with Belle Soie Miss Green Jeans. The Belle Soie is a guilty indulgence.
I spent Saturday with my sister. As sisters will do...we laughed, we shopped, we giggled, we ate, we traded ideas, we offered opinions and we had a great time laughing at ourselves. She sent me home with a huge selection of fabric that she shared. More on that and the perfect fabrics I picked up for quilt I want to make for her grandson, Billy Blue Eyes.
Take me as I am
So I bit the bullet and bought the next size larger clothes. This is something I have been fighting for a year with me and my Mr. M. T. Promises pledging to loose 10 pounds. I keep getting people asking me if I lost weight. ??? I guess I was looking like 10 lbs of potatoes (or something) shoved and lumpy in a 5 lb bag. I will still continue my alternating days of treadmill and weight lifting even if pounds don't come off in an effort to be heart healthy! Don't you just hate guys who tell you ....I lost my 10 lbs doing yard work.....jeez!
Happy stitching all and enjoy your week and stitch often!