Saturday, March 04, 2006

Just a Little Spring Cleaning

Today is another beautiful day. The sunshine is inspiring me to clear out my bedroom just a little in preparation for the Great Bedroom Swap where dd Melanie and DH and I will switch bedrooms. As we're redecorating both rooms, DH and I will be utilizing our trailer as sleeping quarters. But we're not there quite yet. We move pretty slow around here, but eventually things get done.
DH has been busy in the garage clearing things out so we can walk around in there again.

Thought I'd share some of my stitching progress. First up is Spot of Summer. I'm still way behind Cathy and Katrina. But seeing Katrina's finished Spot is very encouraging! I might have to put in a little extra time on it this weekend to try to catch up to Cathy.



Jenna and I are stitching VS banners together this month. She is stitching Spring and I'm doing Stitch in all my favorite colors. I've chosen 28 ct Confederate Gray Cashel linen and Splendor silk in a pretty shade of blue. This is going to be so much fun to play with the colors as I go along.


Well, break time is over and I'd better get busy again.

21 comments:

Annemarie said...

I love your WIPs, Von. The blue on your banner is stunning. Which colour is it?
Will you be able to get some stitching done, what with the spring cleaning and all?

Dawn said...

Great start to both projects! I'm putting off doing my spring cleaning until after my kids are done with Spring Break.

Tobie said...

Your current projects are looking lovely and springy. :)
Here's hoping you make good progress on preparing for the bedroom swap, with lots of sunshine left to stitch by as well!

ria said...

Just stopping by to say thank you for all your support! It has been very much appreciated! Thank YOU!!

Your stitching is fantastic as usual! Good luck with the bedroom swap!!!!

Cathy said...

Good luck on the bedroom swap - I did a bit of spring cleaning at home today too - hauled a trunkful to the Goodwill. Your 'spot' is looking good!

KarenV said...

Your WIPs both look great Von!

Good luck with the redecorating/room swap - we decorated 2 bedrooms at the same time last year and it was chaos LOL!

Isabelle said...

Those are lovely, Von. Have a nice Sunday! Good luck with the redecorating

Kath said...

Aaah, moving and cleaning Von, I know it well!! Our big move today and I am up very early, it has just gone 5.00am to get my last computer bits in as I am not sure how long we will be off line.

Love your DT, and have seen Katrina's too.

Gosh, those SB ornies... I have one or two - even three of them to do and must dig them out now I am not working. I can see some plusses here for me and my stitching come the end of the week.

Carol said...

Only 15 days until spring now!!!!

Your Spot of Summer and your VS banner both look great - you have been quite busy :-)

Barbara said...

Great projects - and thanks so much for sharing them with us during your "break time"! LOL

Lili said...

Spot of summer is exactly what I need to see: so keep on stitching, dear Von!!!
Take care!

Katrina said...

Hi Von, lol, I also did some "spring" cleaning in our bedroom yesterday, although technically it should have been autumn cleaning :) just sorting thru clothes mostly, getting ready for winter.

Your spot looks lovely too.

AnneS said...

Your progress piccies are great ... and the longer you take to stitch, the longer we get to share in your progress :D Good luck with the 'moving'.

Sew-in-Love said...

I use plastic snap frames as well. Good, aren't they? They're great for counted thread work.=)

Good going on your stitching and spring cleaning. Wanna come to my place and help me???

E=)

Patti said...

Must be spring fever with all that housecleaning! Your stitching is lovely and I hope you get more time to do that instead of cleaning. :-)

Terri said...

Spring cleaning huh? Everytime I do that, I realize how much stuff I have and should recycle to a new home. The sun is shining here and is a welcome sight. My daffodils are coming up and the birds are getting noisey in the morning so I guess it is Spring here.

I love your progress - it's always a delight to see your blog.

Lelia said...

Von: wonderful WIPs. The spot is coming along nicely. "Stitch" should be so pretty!! Excellent plan.

Have fun with your swap. I have some shelves downstairs calling to me -- There are books and can goods. Trust me, just a mess. I want to get the books sorted & duplicates to the library sale. maybe tomorrow : ) LOL

Jenna said...

Great progress on your Stitch banner so far, Von! You'll be past me before I can manage to recover and get stitching again. ;)

BeckySC said...

They look great my friend :)

Chiara said...

Your Spot of Summer looks lovely!
cheers

Rachael said...

Sunshine, sunshine- you lucky dog!!! Send some my way and good luck with your room exchange and decorating.