Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sunny MLK Weekend

After a rainy Saturday, the sun has returned to the Tri-Cities! That's good news for my mood, my to-do list, stitching, and the twins driving back to college yesterday.

Kevin and Kyle came home for the long weekend, since they're both just a couple hours' drive away. It's worthwhile to cook a meal when they're home! Best of all I had my football-watching buddy here to watch the big Seahawks/Packers game Sunday afternoon. It would be understating it to say he gets caught up in a Seahawks game. Over and over he'd be saying under his breath, sometimes loudly, "I still believe!" His faith in the team paid off big time with the Hawks unbelievable comeback. Then the yelling at that final touchdown filled the house!

During the ball game, there is no way I could stitch, not that game. But I had laundry to fold and ironing to do (but I never got to it) to expend some of that nervous energy that builds up. But yesterday, on a lovely, quiet MLK Day, I was able to spend more time on Convent Garden.

The green border here is called rapid stitch, the first time I'd seen that variation, but it does give one the idea of a shrub, perhaps a boxwood. Love it!

And now we're back to normal schedule with the boys gone back to college, Kirsten at school, and Gary and me doing our thing - in the sunshine. Gotta enjoy it while it's here!


Julie said...

I like that, might have to have a closer inspection of this design... off to seek it out at an ONS ....lol

viv said...

Lovely stitching. I love anything to do with gardens.

Melissa said...

It sounds like a great game full of drama! lol. I know it's terribly nerve wracking when you so want your team to win. Now, rest up for the Superbowl!

The sampler is looking beautiful!

Barb said...

I give you so much credit for trying all those stitches! The border design is just great. My DH was like your football buddy, I was the ,"They will never make it person." What a game! Enjoy the sun while we have some. We have foggy mornings but sunny in the afternoon. Love it!

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful progress on Convent Garden--a very pretty piece!

Vickie said...

Well, as you can imagine, our reaction was the opposite here in our home for the game. What a let down for us.
I am glad to be following you now Von.

Chris said...

Lovely stitching, and embroidery.. thank you for your comment on my blog.. for your orchid care, once the flowers have all dried and died. Cut the stem back to the leaves, then place it in a sunny but not too hot place and water once a week, about a table spoon full, and then use a commercially bought orchid feed once a month. It will just need patience then!! No need to repot I have never re-potted any of mine.
Happy days

Brigitte said...

Convent Garden is coming along so nicely. I love all the specialty stitches that DT uses in her designs.
Now that the Superbowl will be the final challenge for your team you will certainly need something you calm you down during the game. Another load of clothes and things tings to fold or to iron, lol.

Karoline said...

Great progress on Convent Garden, that was my first DT design & I loved stitching it.