Travel and Family
My most recent trip was to visit my daughter in Lowell, Massachusetts. I used to tell everyone she lived in Boston because I figured most people never heard of Lowell.....wrongo I was. Seems if I say she lives in Boston it is followed by someone saying something about UMass, the mills in Lowell, or whatever...but enough.
|Outside her condo the ground was covered with pink snow that swirled with each passing car.|
|Gardens at the House of Seven Gables|
|House of Seven Gables - not perfect weatherwise but perfect in every other way.|
|I've got one more photo to upload from my phone that is a better shot of the house....on the to do list.|
Hearth and Home
I am doing something new this year.....I am planting a vegetable garden. I never have had a vegetable garden before. I've had a couple of pepper plants and a couple of tomato plants along the way and then there were the strawberries that eventually took over a whole corner of the year..... It has nothing to do with messing in the dirt because I am a hands in dirt without gloves type girl. I say this because I know some women who would not put their hands in the soil for all the tea in China. I can't bear to think of what they are missing. I just love this time of the year when you can come home from work and take the high heels and pantyhose off and put the sweats on and get your hands in the dirt and more importantly be outside for a couple of hours. I have always been a flower gardener.
|A new venture|
|This is my usual type of gardening.|
A little teaser of what I have completed. I already gushed about my Ellen Chester class in April. I finished one of the class pieces - Long May She Wave. I think this is the fastest I have ever completed a class piece. I may devote my Mother's Day afternoon to a nice big glass of green tea on my deck and start the finishing. This really doesn't count as far as reducing the number of UFO's but it is a finish just the same!
|Pocket and label for the back of the needle book.|
|Ellen shared photos of someone who stitched a cat instead of a dog so I attempted. I think I did OK.|
|Pieces for the pin keep and the needle page.|
|Front of the needle book|
|Each stripe is a different stitch. I didn't think it would make such impact but it did.|
|Little point of reference on the size compared to quarter and dime.|
And as for the rotten potato.....I kept smelling something.....kept looking in the same places.....did Miss Baby Cakes, the cat do something in the house.......and then I found it, the liquified potato, YUCK. Potato mess cleaned up and disposed of and candles are burning and I am ready to put my feet up and put needle to fabric.