It's been a long time. As the title says... I am stitching again. After almost a year off - the thread is in the needle and the needle is stitching away.
I fell in love with Marie Barber's Redbirds a few years ago and I whizzed through the stitch. She released Bluebirds last year in JCS magazine. I have emailed her and there is a 3rd pattern that JCS has yet to publish called Chick-A-Dee (I think). Hope it is released soon.
Here is what I have been doing the last two weeks ~
After one week...
after two weeks.
The flower is now almost complete and then it's on to all the leaves around the birds. This piece is not quiet as large as Redbird's. But, it should be as stunning as Redbird's.
Still volunteering at the genealogy society. My obituary index is complete for 49 years. Just waiting for 2015 to finish to complete this book and then on to editing and publication. We just applied for a grant - cross your fingers for us. We are looking into two more grants next week. Hoping we can obtain a new microfilm reader, computer, and archival items.
The family is doing well. DH is still a crane operator and should be taking a vacation soon. DD is completing her Radiology degree in May. And DS will be getting his Bachelor's in December. He plans to go on for his Master's and PhD. My concern is where he plans to go to get the Master's...he is a International Relations student concentrating in Middle Eastern studies. Not thrilled with his plans at all.
Still not a grandma...not even in the plans yet. :( So, I am still spoiling my sister's kids. Telling you what though...I'm going to have a to adopt a grandkid here soon. I got me some major spoiling skills going to waste. Just saying.
Hope this finds you all well. Planning to check in a bit more frequently again.