Thank you for all the sweet compliments on the set for Barbara. I was so happy to make it for her, and I am so glad she likes it. Last week was another busy week for me, and this week is shaping up that way too. I am trying to stop and be present when I can though. My violets are blooming again, for one thing. My grandmother used to grow African violets, and a couple of years ago when Eric’s mom gave me this one, I thought for sure I would kill it. It loves that kitchen window though, and has bloomed for me every year, so I guess it is happy.
I did a little stitching on my Red Thread block for April last week. I had to order one of the threads I need, so I’m still waiting for it to come in. I needed Lancaster Red for the little ladybugs. So, I’m doing what I can. I probably should have started on this sooner, but the end of the month has a way of sneaking up on me!
I also started something to give my mom for Mother’s Day. She loves to read, and I decided a bookmark would be a perfect little something to give her. I’ve never stitched a Prairie Schooler design, so I chose their Four Flowers in Urn bookmark to stitch for her. I am stitching it on 32ct Buttercream from Silkweaver with DMC. It’s a fun little stitch. I hope to finish it up in the next couple of days. There’s another bookmark by Prairie Schooler that I’d like to stitch for myself, but we’ll see how things are going. I still need to finish up my Snow Bunnies ornament too.
We had a fun weekend, but unfortunately I did no stitching. Saturday, a friend of mine got married, so we attended her wedding. She was beautiful! And the flowers were gorgeous too, as you can see. Lots of pink!
Last night we went to Eric’s parents’ house to celebrate his dad’s birthday, and didn’t get home until late. So, it was another night with no stitching (including no Just Nan Sunday). Sigh. But, like I said, it was a fun weekend.
I’ve also been reading a lot lately. After going to the Quilt Guild meeting a couple of weeks ago, I decided to re-read the first couple of Jennifer Chiaverini books. I read the first two in the last two weeks, and I’m currently reading the third. It’s been a nice change to curl up with a book and not do anything else for a little while. I’ve missed that.
I’ve been discussing with KarenV ways to pare down my stash as well as ways to make some progress on my current WIPs. I think I’ve come up with a couple of ideas that should help, so I’ll share those next time when I look at my April goals and set my May goals.
Until next time….enjoy your stitching!
I am grateful for slow dancing with my husband.