Wednesday, July 08, 2015


Hello Gentle Readers.  Welcome to July.  I for one would like to know how *that* happened!  It seems like I only just finished opening Christmas presents.  Possibly we could start a petition drive for longer minutes...... especially those minutes between Friday at like 6:30pm (after the commute home) and Sunday at midnight.  Who's with me?

I have been focusing in as much as my fuzzy little brain can on my engineer nutcracker.  The goal is to be able to turn him in on Saturday for finishing.  I am making decent enough progress, but those little "x" filler stitches of Petite Sparkle Rays are slow.  Memo to self:  on the next nutcracker, please have fewer filler stitches and there's no need to cross them.

Last weekend the "country club" (aka needlepoint group) met to stitch a little and lo and behold, but my special order of the next nutcracker is in, and why, yes, I did instantly put it on bars and pull threads.

Also in the order was this little darling -- he pops up into an Easter egg.

He makes me think of growing up when my mom would decorate for Easter.  She always did this one table in the living room for Easter with fancy sugar and paper eggs, fluffy chicks in all sorts of colors, and candles shaped like bunnies.   The only other non-Christmas holiday we decorated for was Thanksgiving, and that was an elaborate cornucopia on the kitchen counter and a bunch of themed candles.  Halloween we ignored, and to this day I still don't really get the fascination with decorating for Halloween.  If it takes a village, mine was apparently not into Halloween.

Go forth and have a peaceful day!

Pratchett thought of the day:

What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge
of a major branch of government?—apart from, say, 
the average voter.
Going Postal – Terry Pratchett


Becca said...

Love the bunny!

Cindy's Stitching said...

we can always use more time. very pretty pieces. Love the bunnies.

Justine said...

No need to vote for longer minutes- just spend your time ironing and they will stretch out all by themselves! Those filler stitches look awesome, worth all the work. Love the bunny too. When are you going to visit the Badger's Play Pen again?!

Teresa S. said...

I have never understood all the Halloween decorating either. Except a Happy Birthday banner for myself :) Have a great day.

Esmeralda said...

I love your bunny and the nutcracker
Your stitching is very beautiful all such equal crosses
That seems to me many years of experience :)
I want to thank you for your generous giveaways and look forward to see some new projects from you
You allways make very different once from the ones i know off so my stitching world is growing :)
Greetings from Holland

Esmeralda said...

Hi Ruth
I all ready thanked you for the give aways
Hopefully your adress is allso in the envelop inclosed so i can sent you a thank you card for the flower kit wich i won :)
It will probably travel a week
Have a lovely monday

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