Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ramblings


It's been awhile since I've done a regular ol' update. While sitting in airplanes and airports, I was able to get some stitching done. "Fine Linens" received quite a bit of attention until my eyes tired of the 32 ct. and thought I'd begin a little something on 28 ct. It's so much easier to stitch on while sitting in the airport after dark waiting for another delayed flight, lol!

This is Snowflake 1 from Thistle Threads Snowflakes stitched over 2 on white Cashel linen with the gorgeous Waterlilies Tracy sent me!

It took a couple of days to acclimate to the Pacific time zone and the first couple days of May are kinda hazy in my memory. May 3 we celebrated ds Brendan's 16th birthday. It was very low-key celebration, but he was quite satisfied - at least that's what he told us. :)

Since then I've planted some annuals and a few perennials in my garden - that means my rock pile continues to grow! Kyle has received the all clear from the doctor that his wrist is completely healed and his activities are no longer restricted at all. Kirsten and I attended an afternoon tea with her American Heritage Girls troop at a nearby retirement home. There was quite a nice turnout of the ladies in residence and they enjoyed hearing the girls sing and chatting with girls and moms too.

Of course, there's the usual mundane housekeeping activities I've been attempting to catch up with. What I haven't caught up with yet is my blog reading! I've been trying to spend time reading and commenting, but it's going to take me some time yet - so I'll thank you all ahead of time for being patient with me!

Also on deck this month is getting my Neighborhood RR ready to mail on June 1. It's been great fun flipping through old issues of JCS looking for cute houses and gardens that I might be able to use for my rr and those of my friends. But it's crunch time now - gotta make some decisions and put needle to thread!

20 comments:

Annemarie said...

I think you have done an amazing job, stitching in airplanes and airports at all! Honestly, without my OTT light - or bright daylight -stitching is becoming a no-no.
Take your time with blog-reading. You're better off finding ideas for your NRR. How exciting is that!

lena-lou said...

Your 'Silk Threads' is very beautiful, I love the look of the linen. You must have been quite delayed with the snowflake stitching you managed to get done! Happy belated Birthday to Brendan. Happy decision making for your NRR looking forward to seeing what you have chosen :-)
Have a nice weekend!

Vonna said...

Von your kids are all beautiful and ds Brenden is no exception...Happy Birthday to your DS :)

I love your progress on your WIP and the snowflake is cute...you are right we are down to crunch time on the 'ol RR...YIKES! And my square and border is not done...

Connie said...

Wow, It's hard to believe Brendan is 16 now...I still vividly remember him tagging along as a newborn when we went to the homeschool conference together!!

We haven't posted this anywhere yet,(except here) but I am going to be a grandma again!!! Amy Sue is 11 weeks along and baby is doing great this time. Good strong masculine heartbeat!!! Due date is about the same as Alana's was, December 1st.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Happy Birthday to your DS, and I love your wips.

Joanne

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday to your DS Brendan! Your wip's are so pretty-but I love silk threads-it's gorgeous.

Dianne said...

Lovely stitching.The silk is indeed special and something I'd like to try too.
H B to Brendan too-my guy's like low key birthdays.
Be sure to share some flower photos when you can.

Cathy said...

I am participating in Group Three for the NRR and need to get busy and get my fabric ready. I'm anxious to see the progress your group makes.

Isabelle said...

Silk Threads is gorgeous, Von!

Wendy said...

Your Silk Threads looks incredible! And a belated Happy Birthday to Brendan.

Lizzy said...

Beautiful WIP's Von... Silk Threads is gorgeous and I love the Snowflake! :-)

And a Belated Happy Birthday to Brendan... :-)

Oh, I can't wait to see what you all come up with for your NRR's... I'll be avidly following along with everyone's progress... :-)

Jacqui said...

I love your Silk Threads and snowflake, they're very pretty.

Barbara said...

Your stitching could really tell a story, huh? LOL! Great work - that silk piece is really stunning. And happy belated birthday to your son. :)

Rachael said...

YOur stitching is stunning- I can't belive you can stitch in aiports and airplanes- Wow!
Happy Birthday to Brendan and Happy healthy hand to Kyle.

Mylene said...

Progress looks great! Belated happy birthday to your DS.
Have a nice weekend.

Dawn said...

Everything looks wonderful! Happy Birthday to Brendan:)

Margaret said...

A belated HB to Brendan. His cake looks yummy and I'm sure he had a wonderful day.

Silk Threads is a gorgeous piece!!

Andrea said...

Silk Threads is looking gorgeous.

Lavender Rose said...

Silk threads is up there with the top most beautiful stitchery I've seen this year!! Just amazing...
Your son looks so handsome, and enjoying his cake. I hope you enjoy every "mom moment" with him.
Hugs,
Deb

Kathryn said...

"I've been surprised at the good luck I've had with my flights this spring, no delays or cancellations, luggage arrived the same time I did - amazing!"

Oh? Sounds like some delayed flights right here. Sorry to hear about that.