In honor of Easter and the end of Passover I offer up another opportunity for someone to adopt a new stashbaby, namely "Memories" by The Silver Lining. The pattern was a limited edition release and is signed and even numbered by Marc. It's a lovely little rose that deserves a happy home.
So, leave a comment on this post saying you're interested in being included in a drawing for this, and I'll recycle a small piece of paper in your honor next week.... probably Wednesday.
And, yes, as a matter of fact I have been taking a "realistic" look at my stash and thinking some of it deserved a better parent than me.
Now, as for that WIPocalypse check-in, I'd like to first ask where in the heck March went? Really, it's April already???? How did that happen? As for progress me and the Badger of Destiny made some small advances:
The Dreaded Heart --
... has a few more roses and, if I had a bad-words jar, I would be a lot poorer.
Sure they're pretty but each of those little roses has 5 colors of green and 5 of pink and at least two of those colors in each range are so close as to be identical without really great lighting and a magnifier. So, here's my memo to teachers and pattern makers everywhere -- "Get Real!" Sheesh.
I also made progress on my ByGone Stitches flag--
I can now start integrating some stripes into my stitching on this which I hope will make it seem to go faster.
I made it up the right side and down and around the left corner on Blackbird's America--
And for the first time in a long time, my Princess and Me ornament of the Golden Gate Bridge came out to play--
And, finally Rose City Stitchers by Eye and Eye and Co made an appearance (courtesy of the bus commute to work) --
And I even made ornament progress as part of the 2013 Ornie SAL --
I completed and did the finishing on this little freebie -- I couldn't get a good shot, but the fruit and the border are all beaded in alternating stitches.
I even made progress on my Scandinavian ornie --
... at least I did up until I ended up being off on my location. I must have counted wrong, but I can't work out where so it is back in its bag thinking about what it has done wrong.
Now, as I find myself facing another weekend I begin once again the excessively perky hopes. I will be working at the shop on Saturday, and of course I am hoping for a busy Saturday -- I want lots of customers buying lots of exciting things. But then I think, what if we could have all the customers finish up their shopping by noon so I could stitch the rest of the day in peace? Is it too much to ask? Yeah. I know. It's too much. So really that leaves Saturday out. With only Sunday to play with whatever shall I do? How about I try and be circumspect for a change -- and hope for:
1. finishing a book
2. doing some laundry (and putting it away!)
3. finishing the rose that needs its bud and doing another rose or pair of buds
4. trying to get a handle on my stash mounds --- before they swallow me whole.
5. NOT, spending half a day making and remaking lists of things to do before, take to, or do during my spring trip to DC. That's how I think I spent nearly a quarter of last weekend. I do so love my lists as ridiculous as they are. (Am I the only listaholic????) And yes, for the record I'll be in DC next month to cheer at the inaugural Nike DC half marathon, to celebrate my sister's birthday, and to toast my nephew and niece's 10th wedding anniversary. Oh and to sit with The Dog while my sister and BIL go to Europe for a cruise/marathon. I'll say hi to the other coast for ya'll. Guess who will be there while I'm there! An exhibit of Pre-Raphaelites. Yes, I am a happy girl.
Happy Passover -- Happy Easter -- Happy Spring