Friday, February 20, 2015

Enjoying the weather

We are so lucky to have comfortable weather right now and we are taking advantage. Before we know it we will be hot hot hot and sitting outside will not be what we do....
This is the time of year that Mr H and I like to sit....he relaxes and I stitch.....the fish swim
and the water gurgles..... doesn't get too much better.  These goldfish started as 79 cent Walmart fish that were about 2 inches long. They now are around a foot long and always hungry.  They had a baby a few years ago and it is about 4-5 inches.

I finally finished all of Pink Lady's embroidery ...makes such a difference. I can now start on the train/bustle part of the gown. Stitching on Perforated Paper is not my most favorite thing to do, but every once in a while it is a nice break. I will be working ion Red Riding Hood is an update
just beginning to see the top of the wolf's head..... I am leaving the snowflake motifs to do later. I just love Isobel's designs...The Primitive Hare.
Yesterday I hugged a friend farewell as she is leaving our work place and moving out of Arizona.....a great co-worker and I shall miss Gail.....a sweet kind lady. The cut counter will not be the same. Next week another co-worker leaves to return home to NY...last week one gal retired....seems like a trend here!
Glad you dropped by this morning....thank you for the kind words and most of all for your friendship.....enjoy your day.
March Card Exchange: you know the routine; send me your mailing info by email by February has been so nice to connect to many old/new friends. Thank you to those who join in every month....welcome to any newcomers.


Chookyblue...... said...

enjoy the always get lots of cross stitching done........

Jacquie Morris said...

Oooh wonderful photo's :)
I have never tried to stitch on perforated paper.... Your stitching is really pretty on it.
Loving your red riding hood stitching... That red is beautiful... Watching your progress :)
Smiles :)

Heather S said...

Good to see you both taking time out to relax and what better than to combine some stitching.

diamondc said...

Gracie: Nice picture of you both.
Love your stitching projects.


butterfly said...

What a lovely couple you make an d how lovely to sit in the warm watching your fish .
Nothing better we love to sit and relax in the spring we get some lovely warm days then before the sun gets to hot.
Love your stitching , love to see it grow.

Pop my name in again for the march card exchange .
Have a good weekend.

Caitlin D said...

Love the photo of you two.
Pink Lady is absolutely stunning. Your embroidery is amazing. Red is coming along quite nicely as well. Hope you enjoy the nice weather you're having. I'll be praying some of it comes this way at least for a day. ;-)

Annette-California said...

Love the photo of you and Mr. H!
Lady's embroidery is so pretty and the pink really stands out. Love the red too on Riding Hood. What a lovely morning you both spent and watching the pretty fish & sound of the water. Enjoy your weekend.
love Annette

Vickie said...

That is a picture to cherish of you and Dennis.
How amazing that the goldfish grow so big, given the right environment. Do you not have problems with predators?
Pink Lady is splendid.

Julie said...

A lovely photo of you both. Simple pleasures are the nicest.
Have a lovely weekend. xx

KimM said...

Wow - I'm jealous you can sit outside. We're still n a deep freeze - I'm SO READY for Spring! Lovely picture of you two -

Fiona said...

great to see you making the most of the weather...

Cindy's Stitching said...

Great picture of you and Mr. H. Hope you hand gets better soon.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the ribbon embroidery on Pink Lady, very pretty and the perfect embellishment.

I shouldn't think there are many predators who would take on a foot long fish!

I hope they are employing more people to replace the leavers. Or do they expect Gracie to do everyone's work?