Monday, April 18, 2016

Hangin in there

I do love Bleeding Hearts.   This may need
transplanting into a shady spot.






  








What a difference a week makes.   Feeling much more in control of my life.  Spring has sprung and it is so awesome to be able to enjoy the seasons!  Let's see if I can be brief with a catch up on what is up in my neck of the woods.

So enjoying the trees coming into leaf.   Camera doesn't catch the variety of greens I can see from my deck.


I did take a time out from the weed pulling to stitch a bit on Saturday.













This would not be one of the gardens I have cleaned up.
It is begging for my attention.
Got a couple or three flower beds done with my divide and conquer method.  Vegetable garden has been tilled and is ready to plant. Last weekend we had three inches of snow, today I was working in the garden beds.  Go figure!  No where near done getting the yard in shape but it felt good to get my hands in the soil.   Feels good except for how dry my hands are.....you know how the soil just pulls the moisture out of them.




I have also been trying to purge my clothes closet.  (I know, I am spreading myself across half a dozen tasks again.)  I have made walking into the closet miserable  because I refuse to throw anything out just in case I drop five or ten pounds.  Well, I been having that argument with myself long about five years.  It is time.  I just see dollar signs when I fold and bag it up.  But the frustration of not being able to hang everything up and the frustration of so many clothes that don't fit now outweighs any thought of the cost.   I am doing a full top to bottom sort of every drawer and every shelf.....it will feel good to have a nice neat closet/dressing area.  It just might take me a couple of weeks.

I am happy to report as of Sunday night I finished Jeannette Douglas My Stitching Treasures.  I made a vow to myself come heck or high water I would get it done this weekend.   I have been a lazy stitcher this winter.....time to get it in gear.  Good thing I'm done because I will be picking up my pre-stitching for my Betsy Morgan class in June at Salty Yarns at the end of the week.

 I am using the beads and charms I have on hand but may 
need a charm or two more from Salty Yarns.  
A few more beads, mounting on backer board and move this to the completed column.

Mr. W. started a fire for me on Sunday night,  What a nice way to end the weekend.   Fire, 
glass of wine, current book I am reading and Simon and Garfunkel playing in the 
background.  It was a refreshing weekend...

Need to start my list and get packing for OCMD.   Have a couple of little things I want to finish and maybe a new Jeannette Douglas start.....which I hope to adapt to the colors of the My Stitching Treasures box.

Have a great week all.   May your stitches be many and your frogs few.

5 comments:

Stasi said...

You are getting lots accomplished--way to go!!!

The Jeanette Douglas piece is fantastic. Hoping for good weather for you at the beach.

Terri said...

Oooh, what a pretty finish! It's gorgeous!

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on getting the Jeannette Douglas piece finished! I have enjoyed the trees leafing out process this spring. The colors have really perked things up like they have in your neck of the woods. Have fun at your upcoming stitching weekend!

diamondc said...

Robin: Looks like you have been very busy outdoors, I have done a few things removed three bush's I was attacked while doing so and my arms and neck really show it, the branch's can be vicious.
I love Jeannette Douglas designs, I am happy you finished this piece, so pretty.
Love the fire looks so summery.
I have taken a Betsy Morgan class she is such a lovely person and so kind when a person needs help.

Blessings
Catherine

Anonymous said...

Wunderbar! Congrats! Way to go, Girl!
I love the way your My Stitching Treasures turned out!


Lynn from Lamplighters