Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop

Now that is a long title! but once again Jo has organized us in the blog hop....
This is my post this year. She is the cover for my sewing machine and has been with me for over 20 years. Her apron tends to become a catch all for items and every so often I put them where they belong. She holds a cute little sewing basket that was given to me many many years ago which I thought would be cute for her to hold. I love the Daisy Kingdom fabric that is her dress material. My special letter for this event is ---- E and your next visit should be to visit with http://ramblingsofabiscornuaddict.blogspot.com/  .
I completed my Snowflower Diaries April SAL this morning and here it is
ready for April to start. This will be the frame that I will use to switch out the piece each month. I am enjoying this monthly project and look forward to starting the next design. Mr H and I do not have any plans this weekend... I know he bought a nice roast to cook for Sunday. We really do not follow any of the traditions from years ago...pretty much whatever is our theme. We live a very relaxed lifestyle. I still have not figured out what project I will start next.... that in itself is a project! Me myself and I will certainly have to get down to business and sort this out. Must have needle in hand. Well my friends, and I do thank you for your friendship and kind words, I am so happy to have chatted with you. Have a wonderful Easter celebration and a great day.


 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Sewing finished

The project that was spread out on the sewing table is now complete...
this is all that I can show at the moment...until it is mailed and received, I have almost completed the stitching for the SAL and as in the first few, I have enjoyed the design. I hope to assemble the pin keep this weekend. Not really liking the way the directions are for the ribbon trim, I guess I may change that.... we shall see. Not too sure of what my next project will be....I wish my mind was more organized in that area at the present....it just keeps wandering about. Mrs Finch is still keeping her eggs protected. Mr H and I are enjoying some sitting time in the garden......

this is the view from the lanai....
although is short in height, the Cana is so bright yellow....with a new bud getting ready to bloom...all in all it is looking very pretty. The temps have been very good so until the triple digits arrive, we shall enjoy sitting and looking. Yesterday and actually on Tuesday I spent time visiting and stitching with my sweet friends JeanneG....I am so lucky to have her in my life. I may try a quilting project next  and since she is a great quilter, I know she will help me. Maybe a small throw size. Presently the one in the living room ( I made back in the 90's!) is seeing some wear from use. It is a thought....Mr Finch has arrived so the chatter in the back yard is active. Not sure where he goes at night. So, my goal for today is to finish the SAL and get it ready in the frame for April display, look for/think of what I want to do for the next project.
 I am really happy to have you visit...thank you for your friendship and kind words....have a good day.

Monday, March 21, 2016

On Hatch Watch...

As of yesterday there were no new eggs...
so we are officially on hatch watch. If all goes according to the book, this could be around the first week of April. Mrs Finch spends all her time in the nest leaving for only very short times. I am not sure where the Mr is .... can you see her head poking up? I have been stitching...
stitching for both front and back of the pin keep is complete. Now on to finishing and waiting for the next part. The other parts include: skein holder, tape measure cover and waxer bag. Just have to wait.... Now I will concentrate on Snowflower SAL which is coming along with not much left to do. I found a new frame for the series and painted it this weekend so I will curious to see if the color I chose will be okay. Still have not sat at my sewing machine...maybe today as I have no other plans. However, by afternoon me and the tissue box are almost inseparable. When will this nose feel better! So Spring has arrived and so has a snow storm for my family/friends on the East Coast. Hard to brag about the fact that our temps today should be around 90....but I know only too well how the weather back there can be. We have a shrub in our front yard...
and it is starting to bloom lovely white flowers....not sure of the name but is  pretty to look at. This is the first time that it has bloomed since I have been living here. It certainly has been nice to chat with you...thank you for your friendship and kind words....hope you have a great day.