Monday, March 30, 2015

Catching up... a little

I'm still missing many pics which, I would like to point out, I could swear I had  (dang computer gremlins), but I can bring you a few little updates --- otherwise next thing I know it will be August and I won't have posted, and then I'll need to post a proof-of-life document just so you believe it's me.

So, item one-- I have made some progress on my Chessie and Me "In Virtue's Ways" which I have turned into a piece to commemorate my childhood love of Laura Ingalls Wilder---

All the stitching that has happened since our last visit is the windows and the grass, but I put in hours of research picking a verse and charting it  (mind you, in fine Ruth style, now that I know what I want to say I wish I had put the Big Woods title on the bottom and saved the top for my verse.  Sigh.  Nope I ain't ripping it out--- just another learning experience).... maybe you will see that next month.  If I were you, I would not hold my breath.

Ethel got two more sheep-- these a little "dirtier" that their buddies.  I think they are adorable if I do say so myself. (And I even finished the headgear and hair, but I have no pics of that... yes, I'm sorry!)

I had a birthday (no, I'm not particularly happy about the passage of time, but I hear the alternative sucks if you aren't Merlin).  My sister made sure I was well sugared with chocolate cherries and strawberries...... they looked much better before I attacked them (I did let some office buddies help-- otherwise I might still be buzzing around downtown with the sugar rush).

And my totally awesome sister reminded me (not all that gently) that several years ago she gave me a trip to Ireland for Christmas, but I was so freaked out by the extravagance of the gift to pick an itinerary.  Now we ARE GOING in 2016.  We ARE!   Seems perfect -- just in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Easter rising.

I will be living through my Pratchett memories for a while so you are just going to have to  muddle through with me.  I've always loved this quote -- it makes me giggle.

Sally forth and have a wonderful rest of your day!  Yes, it is an order.


Lee said...

Great Pratchett quote!

Linda said...

Nice progress Ruth.


Jeanne said...

Happy belated birthday and that trip sounds pretty darn exciting! Your projects are looking great ,nice to see a post from you.

Justine said...

What a great quote! I love your dirty sheep and the cute house. Glad to hear you are still with us! Happy belated birthday.

Justine said...

What a great quote! I love your dirty sheep and the cute house. Glad to hear you are still with us! Happy belated birthday.

Preeti said...

Belated Birthday wishes to you!! Your stitching is great including the windows and grass :)
Nice quote!! Good luck with your vacation plans.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Great Pratchett quote. Your stitching is progressing nicely. You should have a lovely trip to Ireland, the people are so friendly (I'm Irish, so I know!). I hope the rain stays away on your trip