Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring, stitching and stuff

Well for a couple of days we have had spring, but it appears the temps are going to go back down by the end of the week. Bummers. I was able to spend some time out in two of the flower beds this weekend though. This first picture is a very blurry pix of some of the daffodils blooming and I think you can see some tulips and irises just now coming up. We had used this particular bed last year for a burn pile mainly because I had not been able to spend any time working outside last year. We were happily surprised to see that the bulbs survived the burn. I guess that is what they talk about when they do "planned burns" in the forests out west. This other picture is my day lily bed. It needs to have the clumps divided, and I plan to move some of those into the previous bed now that we have it cleaned out. I will try to remember to take a picture of this bed when it is in bloom - it is probably my favorite. Now I just have three more flower beds and my rose garden to clean up. But it looks like next weekend is going to rain so I may just have to use it as a stitching weekend. Wouldn't that be awful - LOL!

Speaking of stitching, I have a little to show you. Here is my All Year Long tree decked out for March. The fabric that it is sitting on is the backing on the three shamrock ornament in the center of the tree. I am actually going to take the ornaments down and stuff them and finish them while I am at DD's house this week. This morning my DH had a routine procedure at the hospital, and then this afternoon I had my periodic checkup with my Internist. So, that meant that I had a lot of extra waiting room stitching time today. So, I was able to finish stitching the blonde little girl and much of the boy in the blue shirt on my Peaceable Kingdom piece. Please excuse the half finished row of stitches, the doctor had to interupt my stitching time to check me out. How dare he - LOL! And, for what it is worth, I checked out pretty good for an old woman with my medical history. I think that Wii Fit is doing me a lot of good. I know that I have advanced in many of the different exercises and am doing some of the things I couldn't do when I started - whoo hooo!!
Today is my DGS's 12th birthday. We so enjoyed having him and his parents here over Christmas. I sure do wish we lived closer though, Maine is a LONG ways away.
Many thanks again for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave comments. It is so amazing to have people all over the world with the same love of cross stitch "chatting" with each other. I wish I could convince some of my friends how great this is. Maybe someday. Again, thanks for stopping by - you comments mean a lot to me. So, until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!


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10 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Oh the daffodils - spring has sprung!!!
Lovely stitching. Shame on that doctor for interrupting some quality stitching time LOL.
Love your St. Patty's tree.

SoCal Debbie said...

How fun to have an All Year Round tree! What a great idea!

Lesleyanne said...

Love your all year round tree. Your daffodils look great, can't wait to see your day lily bed when its in flower. Bad doctor for interrupting your stitching but lovely progress anyway.

Sally said...

Beautiful spring photos. I love seeing the daffodils out as it's a sure sign of better weather coming, although we usually get high winds as soon mine flower and they get knocked down!

Lovely tree.

Michele said...

Your tree looks lovely! Can't wait to see it all decorated for Spring/Easter :)

Nan said...

Happy Birthday to your DGS!
Congratulations on finishing 3 ornaments for your "March" tree.

Crystal said...

I love your all year long tree, great idea. Wonderful progress on Peaceable Kingdom, hope your DGS has a wonderful birthday.

Carol said...

Thank you for your daffodils photos, Beth--ours are no where near blooming, unfortunately. Your little tree is so cute with the St. Patrick's Day ornaments...

Happy 12th birthday to your grandson! This is such a nice time of year to celebrate a birthday.

Shari said...

ahhh...spring pictures....beautiful...
happy belated birthday to your grandson...Seems many people have March birthdays...
I love your peaceable kingdom piece....looking great!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love your little tree. That is such a good idea, I might have to do that too ;)