Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Garden is planted

Suddenly I know people having babies. These three were Sunday's stitching output. That is more stitching than I have done in weeks!
I have managed to squeese in a couple of ornaments in the series I am working on and I am still liking them so I expect I will continue with them.

Yesterday we prepared the garden and this morning I planted it. Just potatoes, green peppers, carrots and tomatoes  went in this year.
On Saturday we went  crazy at the front flower beds. They are well weeded (for however long that will last), the bushes are trimmed and the  red geraniums are looking quite perky!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Home again

We are home from sunny Florida.
The holiday was a good one.It was very relaxing and consisted of a lifestyle doing very little which alas I could probably get used to. However that is not to be. We are home and the lawn, the garden, the house, and  the shop are all clamouring for attention.
While in Florida though I spent a fair bit of time on my White Lilies and as you can see accomplished quite a lot. I have finished page 10 so I am more than halfway through.
When I got home I realized that I felt rather White lilied out so I started on this series of Cgristmas Ornaments by Blue Ribbon desgins. They use both over one and over two stitches on 32 count fabric. I am enjoying the change  and have decided that the enjoyment is coming primarily from being able to do more than 3 stitches in a row  without changing colours!