Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kinda Quiet

It's been quiet around the blog for the last few days. I got a little distracted as DH and I have an unexpected vacation coming up next week. So there were flights to be booked and things to prepare before we leave really early Monday morning. But a week of sunshine, walking, and great food is welcome right about now - we're going to Cabo San Lucas!

Spring has been lovely here the last couple of weeks and I've been feeling the SAD ebbing, but the last couple of days have been cloudy, windy, and today we have rain. Yes, we have rain the day after the irrigation water finally came on in our neighborhood. So ironic.

As for the stitching projects, well, I haven't gotten very far. On the robin from Buttoned Up Birdies, we have a slight bit of growth.

On Silk Threads, I've completed the Kreinik sparkly thread, and just have a few more beads to attach.

Since Silk Threads will be done soon, I've had to think ahead to the next UFO to work on, and I came up with Drawn Thread's The Cloister Garden.

Cloister Garden has been on the scroll frame for YEARS! And I love this design, why did I set it aside?? I found the threads in the bin-of-ancient-projects, but a couple silks were missing so an order had to be made to Nordic Needle for replacements. I'm not sure they're the same dye lot, but they look close and in a band sampler, a slight difference shouldn't bother me.

Well, that's all for now friends. It's Holy Week and we'll have Good Friday service tomorrow, egg dying with the grands is now planned for Saturday, and Easter celebrations including having the kids, maybe all of them, here for dinner - so grocery shopping must be done!

If I don't get back here before Sunday, have a blessed Easter weekend!



Scattered Threads said...

Your progress look wonderful Von. I know you will enjoy your vacation and come away from the SAD ebbing.
Take care and hope you also have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Mylene said...

A happy Easter weekend!
And have fun on your vacation!!

Jackie said...

We're off for vacation in several weeks - I'm greatly looking forward to it as I'm sure you are too.

Reading your comments about your DT piece made me think of one I have tucked away too. I might go look for it....

Barb said...

Your stitching progress is great. Have a blessed Easter and a wonderful vacation!!

Sonda said...

Lovely progress pics. Makes me want to start my Button-up Birdies, too. Especially with the spring birds showing up in the yard.

Have a lovely sunny vacation!

viv said...

Have a great time on your trip.

Carol said...

Oh, your trip sounds wonderful for this time of year--enjoy :) Love that start of the little birdy, too!

Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter weekend together..

Sally said...

Your stitching is lovely.

Hope you're having a lovely Easter.

Julie said...

Have a wonderful trip.
I'm looking forward to seeing your Drawn Thread garden, I've not seen this one stitched before.

Pam in IL said...

How nice that you get an unexpected vacation. No vacation for me as my hubby doesn't travel :( Safe travels!

Jennifer said...

Sometimes you just need a break from a piece to appreciate it all over again. :-)

Catherine said...

Hope your trip is wonderful! Love your little Robin ~ had some chubby ones in my gardens this morning! Looking forward to seeing your pieces with the beads added!