Thursday, May 10, 2012

What a lazy week....

This week has slipped away from me. It started with me not feeling great to me feeling so very tired and I admit it, lazy. I did have good stitch time....
HAED Iris is slowing progressing. I know some of you keep track of the stitch count, but I think it will be mentally productive for me not to. I will just look at it visually and not count stitches.
I also had finished the SAL with Manka but just never got to post it. I am thinking of how I want to finish it....
I am really pleased with my color selection of DMC....they are..#350, 352, 353, 469 and 471 and the fabric was from my stash...mystery 18 ct cream.
As others have noted, it was packaged and labeled clearly not to bend.... important for delivery. The kit is in a clear plastic envelope and the pattern is clear and easy to read. The Madeira threads are luscious and neatly wrapped on bobbins and labelled . The DMC conversion is also listed. I also had the choice of Aida or Evenweave, I chose Evenweave. I rarely buy a kit because I do not like not knowing what brand thread I get and that they are loosely wrapped in a hank which usually gets tangled. This is not so with
 It is all so neatly packaged and ready to go. I chose Still Life by Van Gogh. The colors are absolutely luscious. I hope to work on it some time in the near future....
A word from Madame Muriel
Hello out there. It has been quiet around here because my friend Gracie has not been herself. I have been for rides in the PT and went to AJ's with them. When we got home I found myself caught up...
Yes...it is a lobster and thank goodness he was already cooked. Mr H promptly set me free of the claw and began to prepare it to eat. I thought he would have offeed me a bite. No, instead, Ms Zoe got a few tastes! No wonder she is a bit plump. We had a storm brewing around us last night. The winds were strong and a few rain drops fell. It was really dark overhead, but the storm was south of us. The rest of this week, Gracie is working but she is making plans for the weekend. I will be picking some tomatoes with Mr H today....
It looks like they will soon be gone.
So glad you visited with me and of course gracie...welcome to our new followers and we do hope your day is a good one.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A new week....

Oh I am so glad that I am feeling better. Had a couple of days that I want to file away and forget. I did very little stitching, or blog visiting, or anything else. I even slept late on Sunday morning... I got up at 5:45 am...3 hours late to start the day! Can you imagine my surprise when I saw the clock.
I often wonder if others who visit me read my page... you know the sidebars. Do you give it any thought? I like to read what others have listed. Well, I received a pattern from "my wish list" from Sheila B....
I love this sampler......thank you again Sheila for your thoughtfulness.
The Madam and I have had a few quiet days, but on my last time out, Mr H and I took a short ride and came upon a horseback ride for a resort nearby and found this sweet guy...
He was prancing around and calling out to his fellow horses....a beautiful color don't you think. While we watched him run around, we heard birds calling very loudly and urgently....
Across the field was a Great Horned Owl in the tree where obviously the Mockingbirds did not want him. He of course totally ignored their flying about and "attacking" him. I know it is not easy to spot him... but he is in the center of the picture.
That is about it for now. No particular plans for today. I am pleased you took some time to visit with me...welcome to my new friends , so happy you are here. Have a great day....