Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Finally, A Place to Put Them!

Last fall I found a cabinet for my Willow Tree figurines. DH wasn't able to see the cabinet for another 2 days. By that time - it was sold. But, I left my name and number with the sales clerk and the owner called me a few weeks ago. This was delivered Sunday. 

It makes me smile every time I see it. Finally, I can see these as they should be - displayed properly! If you would like to have Joeleen restore a piece for you - goto http://www.revivalrestorationco.com/ She has stores in Coshocton, Ohio and North Carolina!

On the stitching front - it's all Mary Jane's fault!! She emailed me and made the comment that she would be hard pressed to wait until Colorful Sky was completed before starting Naturistic. She loved the blues and purples as much as I did. Well, I hadn't given it any thought to start the new project. I just thought I would rush through Colorful Sky and be thrilled to start Naturistic.

Then I got to thinking. And twitching. And then stitching. I'm blaming Mary Jane and that's my story - I'm sticking to it! (As if anyone would have to hogtie me and say I had to start this. lol)

Ten days and I've done a page and a half. Normally, it would take about a month per page. This is a wonderful stitch. The colors are clumpy. You get to change colors so not to be bored, but there are enough stitches together to really fly.

I'm stitching so much that my arthritis is flaring some. But, I don't care. Insomnia be damned - I'm stitching at night before bed. If my poor husband wants to see me - head to the stitching room.

We got snow last night! The weathermen had called for 8-12". We got an extremely wet 4-5" This is snowball fighting and snowman making snow! The dog (and my mother) hate it. lololol Finally, now we can head into spring and I'm good. It's wonderful that that is my attitude as the temperatures are to be in the 50's this weekend. :)

Well, schools are closed and that means I didn't have to go to the genealogy library today. Snow day! I'm heading for the shower and the stitchy chair! Woohoo


Saturday, February 6, 2016

I Had Forgotten How Much I Liked to Stitch!

Yes, I am back to stitching again. And it feels wonderful. My mojo has me in there for hours at a time and I've gone so far as to get my next projects floss.

I'm working on Mystic Stitch's Colorful Sky ~

This will be 25"x 16.5" when complete. And I can't wait. As you can see there are patches of black. Well, that's because the last piece I worked on had confetti stitching everywhere. I needed something solid to easy me back into stitching. And wow - I'm in love again.

I went floss shopping last night. These colors make me want to weep. All my favorites. I've wanted this pattern for a few years and DH got it for me at Christmas.

This is Naturistic by Mystic Stitch - (Sorry, blogger turned the pic)

It will be finished out at 17.75" x 14". My stitching room has the same purple on the walls. It will look smashing in there! Woohoo!

The piece I put away - I am so happy to have made that decision. I feel free. Absolutely free. sigh.

Tonight I am having dinner for the kids. Based loosely on Red Lobster's Bar Harbor Bake.

DH is going soon to purchase the lobster, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and pasta. Courtney is helping me as trying to cook all the seafood at once can get hairy.  Even going to broil the lobster instead of boiling it. Not sure what I am having though --- shrimp yes. The rest...not so much.

Today is another sunny day here in Ohio. The weathermen can't decide if we are to have snow this coming week or not. Every one of them has a different outlook and from what I can understand the weather models aren't even matching. I so want at least one GOOD snow this winter. I hate no snow winters. This is Ohio for goodness sake - the land of - 'if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes.'

Off to stitch...lol...fun time -