Well, I have a few spare moments so let me try and catch you up on the joys of house sitting. Some of you were around for my adventures last year in house sitting at Chez Sublime. Let me assure you that it is no less lovely this time around.
I came to The Resort on the heals of returning from DC. I was still jet lagged and a wee fuzzy in general from the trip so I didn't exactly pack with thoughtful consideration. For instance I decided it was brightest just to quickly take out the heaviest sweaters from the DC suitcase, toss in a couple light shirts and sweaters and my favorite office cardigan and jacket, and call it a day -- after all, it's winter here in CA too. Well, imagine my lack of humor when after two days of highs near 60, we hopped straight into mid spring and haven't had a high below 70 ever since. Sigh.
Anyway, the logic that went into my clothes packing also went into my stitching. Remember last year? I arrived at the house with all this:
This time I "only" arrived with this:
Here's some close-ups to show you what's been happening with my needles since last I reported.... (aka, The Not Much Report):
I am most proud of my progress as part of the blessed Beatrix Potter SAL -- from this:
Progress on this is also courtesy of Jenn's arrival with my needlepoint shop's latest beading needle threader by Colonial. Now I know I have a picture.... where'd it go????
I also have progressed on my Gathering of Hearts. I've made it from here:
all the way to here:
If you want to see a lovely, COMPLETED one, go visit Cindy who was apparently egged on suitably by me to put her final bits in. Good show, Cindy!
And on my needlepoint clock face from here:
to more than here, but I don't have the proper photo:
I've also made progress on my BBD bouquet -- from round about here--
And since last Saturday when it was black, I've been obsessed with my latest needlepoint:
I have to quit my house-sitting adventure this weekend when the real property owners return from their trip. I wonder how much I can get done by then? I'd like to state my goals for the rest of the week... let's just see how far I get. I'd like to:
1. finish the clock face
2. work on the Zuni bear needlepoint-- here's what it looks like right now:
3. finish BBD bouquet
4. progress as far as possible on my new "5th" needlepoint
I feel I also owe ya'll an update on Chez Lovely life. While so many of you are under snow, this might be mean, but while you look at these shots around the yard, think of your impending Spring ---
Someday your Spring will come!!!!!!!!!