Sunday, March 16, 2008

I'm an idiot

Really, I am. I had made some decent progress on my BBD ornament and I was all excited to share. But guess who left their stitching bag at home when they came in today. Sigh. Oh well, later this week the bird and I will be back. You know, I'm still not sure why I like that pattern so much. It's not really me but I felt compelled to stitch it.

What I can share is some little finishes I have waiting for finishing finishing.
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I'm sure you understand. Somehow the whole finishing thing is so hard for me. Last week I showed a friend how to XS because shed' ordered The Sampler Girl's Jane Austen home piece to do for a retirement gift for someone. Shes never cross stitched before, but she's embroidered so once she gets in the groove of how to "see" the fabric she'll be fine. Anyway, we had our lesson and she ends it with when she's done I'll have to help her with finishing ideas. Oh, GF you are so doomed! lol

Since some of us aren't experiencing the world's best weather at the moment I thought I'd share some local signs of hope. We planted some new flowers at mom's and they look so springy ---
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And for Kathryn -- the garden sheep ....
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And, a final amusement. In my hometown there's this little park along the main drag and it has a tree with a big monument stone under it. For years I've wondered what it said. I mean I've gone by it all my life and we've never stopped. Last time we were at mom's my sister remembered and we pulled over to find --
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The monument says (sorry for the sun-dappled pic) that this is the Chicago White Sox Redwood Tree and that it was a gift to the city from The Sox and was planted in 1914 by Charles Comisky. Now I need to go find out why they were in town. lol

Quote of the day: "When life hands you a mess of spaghetti you just keep pulling until you find the meatball." -- Capt. Carrot quoting Cmdr. Vimes – Making Money – Terry Pratchett

Currently reading: Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys (dang, he's amazing); Jim Butcher's Storm Front


Barbara said...

Great pictures! :D

Hey, where's the badger collection (speaking of great pictures)?

Ruth said...

Barbara, I always think of posting the badgers when I'm at home. Hmm. I promise you'll have pictures of my stony little friends soon. :)

Chiasmata said...

Beautiful stitching! I really like the speciality stitch mini sampler. Two more squares and you could make a cube, and finish all those stitches in one fell swoop. :)

tkdchick said...

Sniffle I won't see my irises until the end of May at the earliest. Right now they're under about 3 feet of snow!

Paisley said...

Beautiful stitching and photos! We need to form a support group for finishing chickens!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Oh, I love the flowers!