Monday, June 6, 2011

So many things

Thanks for being so patient!!!!  I know I have not posted in nearly a month, but you know what happens.....LIFE!  So many busy days at work, a few birthdays-- and so many parties! First up, no, I have not finished my Bramble and the Rose, however, she is getting closer :)

I also got my Mermaid and the Sea by Examplars of the Heart framed up.  So many options for a frame, but I just stuck with the basics, (what else is new!) and I think it turned out great.

I have been having a hard time resisting all the new goodies at the LNS......

Belle Soie, Florimel, new SANQ, of course linen!!!!  Also, see the 3 thread balls in the pic?  On Friday, my friend asked me if I had tried out the new Valdani silk, I told her I never heard of it before.  So, I had to take some home.  I am anxious to try it out, there are some great colors available.  All silk is not created equal, but I am always happy to give a newbie a try :)

On Friday night, after a few amusing texts, I pulled out my Sanctuary project from the Drawn Thread.  I finished up the letters on the bottom left, and powered out some trees.  Of course, the color in the pic is awful, but I am stitching this on 40ct V. Pear Lakeside along with a variety of silks.  In person, the colors are exquisite.

My Husband and I picked up a set of tennis rackets at goodwill and some tennis balls this weekend, and decided to start playing tennis again.  It has been a long time since we have played, but no time like the present to start exercising again.  We went down to the local school, and made use of the courts for an hour.  It was great fun-- and we are going to go again today.

After coming home yesterday and finishing up odds and ends, the laundry, the dishes, the cleaning out, I decided a great way to reward ourselves for doing such a great job with our new exercise program, and the chores.......

that cupcakes were an order :)

Enjoy your day, and thanks again for all of you who stick with this blog-- even though I have been away for sooooo long.


  1. Mmmmmm... Your cupcakes look delicious!! (You're the third person to show sweets on their blog in the last two days. I may be making a trip to the store soon as I have nothing sweet here!!) I love the frame you chose for Mermaid. It really suits. And the colors of Sanctuary look pretty good in the pic!

  2. ooo frame is perfect for your mermaids :0 nice stash haul ..let us know your opinion on the valdini silks :) well done on the tennis and love the cupcakes :) love mouse xxxx

  3. Good idea on the cupcakes! And good for you two to start playing tennis again! Love your stitching too. The framed piece is gorgeous! Sanctuary is wonderful! And the stash -- yum!

  4. The kids say your cupcakes look GREAT. :D

    And I say your stitching and framing look brilliant!

  5. Love the bramble! I have a friend or two who may be starting this with limited edition brown silk on antique copper. Enjoy the tennis and cupcakes!

  6. Sweet cupcakes. They look yummy :-). Gorgeous stitching too. Love the framed piece and your WIPs.

  7. Mermaids is lovely, the frame is perfect! Nice stash! Good job on the tennis and the cupcakes look delicious!

  8. Well, I could go for one of those cupcakes right about now! I think that the frame for Mermaids is perfect. Sometimes a simple frame (basic as you call it), does so much for setting off the piece.

    Your other stitching looks wonderful too. And you'll have to give us the report on the Valdani silk. I haven't used it yet so I'm anxious to hear.

  9. Your frame for the mermaid is gorgeous! Excellent choice! How fun to start Sanctuary, it is such a beautiful piece. Let us know what you think about the Valdani. I've yet to try it.


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