Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Cruise Stitching

A winter vacation, particularly a cruise to some warm, sunny destination, is now on my "Must Do This Every Year" list. Winter has not been particularly hard on me this year as the weather has been unseasonably mild and thus my SAD tendencies have been controllable. And yet a few days of warm temperatures and sunshine have buoyed my spirits to see me through till spring truly arrives.

While enjoying some of that sunshine streaming through the glass door of my stateroom, I stitched more on "Herb Garden Bouquet". I changed the dark blue flower there under the "K" from a lighter shade of blue as I felt there wasn't enough contrast to the blue in the flower neighboring it. The design is coming along, even though I didn't stitch as much on board the ship as I might have. You see, I also took a few naps, real afternoon naps. What a great vacation!

On my last Costco visit, this colorful bouquet called out my name, "Von, look at us! We're cheery, we're bright, we're colorful - take us home!" Could not resist the color combination, and why would I? :-D

I'll soon be setting aside the HGB project to begin stitching a model of A Legacy of Love for Connie of Lacey Thread Designs. The fabric has been stitched to the scroll bars and I've been putting in some guide lines before I actually begin the design. When Connie sent me the kit for ALOL, she included her other designs for me with a signed copy of Quaker Inspirations which she dedicated to me! What a dear thing to do. Thank you, Connie! Your friendship has been an inspiration to me for over thirty years.


Carolyn NC said...

Yes, we are all ready for spring! Nice stitching and great colors!

Dianne said...

I did that sampler last year! Great minds think a like! : ) Looks pretty.
Congrats with grandbaby #4. I'm the only girl out of 4 myself. He's so cute. And Rachel's little Connor has the same middle name.

Connie Dunton said...

Ah, you have discovered part of the reason I love Hawaii!! LOL! Sunshine in the winter is sooo worth all the money spent to acquire it!

I love you too!! Thanks for your kind words.

Sherry said...

Yes, I am ready for warmer weather and sunny days! Your stitching is lovely and such happy colors!

Casa Pearl said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time away! I could use one of those myself... someday!

Sharon said...

Lovely stitching! The flowers are fab-I wouldn't be able to resist them either.

J Rae said...

I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful time on your cruise. I think everyone is ready for spring this year!

Congrats on your beautiful grandson. What a big boy! He's adorable!

Your sampler is gorgeous! I love their designs! Can't wait to see it finished!

Try & stay warm! :-)

Siobhan said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of little Knox! He's a cutie patootie. Enjoy!

Beautiful stitching. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cruise!

Lynn said...

I agree, I think everyone could use a little sunshine! We've had a fairly mild winter here too. Not nearly as much snow as usual. But I'm still looking forward to my trip south.