Sunday, April 17, 2011

Progress Report

Gosh, it is hard to believe that it is already more than halfway through the month of April. Time is perpetually spinning faster and faster!

This weekend we spent in Louisville because Saturday was Thunder Over Louisville! This is the opening event in a two/three week Festival celebrating the Kentucky Derby which is held the first Saturday in May. Thunder is an Air Show that starts about 2 in the afternoon, and goes until 9 at night. Then comes the largest annual fireworks display in the country. It is really a wonderful event, and one I look forward to every year. This year, however, the weather was pretty miserable, and much of the Air Show could not be done because of a really low ceiling. But, we were there, freezing our tails off, and enjoying what was performed. And, this was the biggest of the Fireworks displays, and it was awesome. Where we watch it, you can FEEL the impacts of the fireworks exploding. Such a charge! Then, today, was a bridal shower for my son and his fiance. So, this weekend wasn't too stitchy productive.

But , I won't let you off with just that statement. If you are good enough to stay with me, I will show you how far I am with my goals. First, I have stitched two little ornaments for my All Year Long tree. The little chick and bunny come from the same leaflet that I found the Leprechaun Hat in for March. You will be seeing more from this leaflet as the year progresses. I find they are the perfect size for my little tree. I don't think I told you last month that the leaflet is a 1993 leaflet named Holiday Cuffs. And the designer is Jorja Hernandez. I stitched the chick on white aida, and the bunny on pale blue using DMC floss.

I should also give you and update on my Peaceable Kingdom project. I am sorry for the darkness of the photo, it is fairly late at night here. As you can see, I have made pretty good progress on the giraffe, and have done some of the backstitching on the little boy in the green outfit. This week, I hope to get the giraffe finished and more of the backstitching done. Next weekend being Easter, probably won't have much stitching time then so I am hoping to get some good evening stitching time.

I just had some really exciting news. A cousin from Sweden, who just made the familiar connection about two years ago. is coming to America in the fall, and is going to come to Louisville! It will be so much fun meeting him in person and showing him our area of the country.

Well, not a lot of stitchy news, but I thought I ought to try this posting of pictures through Blogger rather than Picasa. I hope this works! Thanks for your patience with me on these "issues". Until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!


SoCal Debbie said...

Your Easter ornaments are adorable! What a great leaflet you found with all these patterns together. Nice progress on Peaceable Kingdom too!

Carol said...

Looks like you've found the solution to your blogging difficulties, Beth! Your pictures showed up perfectly this post.

Very cute little ornaments and you're making wonderful progress on Peaceable Kingdom. I'm surprised you had any time to stitch--sounds like your weekend was filled with other fun activities in Louisville!

Karen said...

Cute Easter tidbits stitched. And you are making progress on Peaceable Kingdom... every stitch counts!

Hope you have a good week and productive rest of the month.

Pointed Stitcher said...

The air show sounds like lots of fun, I haven't been to one of those since I was a kid.
Your stitching looks great.

Sally said...

Your ornaments are so sweet! Lovely progress on Peaceable Kingdom:)

Lynn said...

Cute ornaments Beth! I don't think I've stitched a single thing for Easter this year! I'll bet your all year long tree will look wonderful decked out with these ornaments.
Peaceable Kingdom is coming along nicely too.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very neat stitching, and your tree will be filled soon! Sounds like you had fun at the Thunder event, and the Derby will certainly be a great time - enjoy it all, and stitch a bit, too. The PK is growing steady as she goes - for such a BAP, that's the only way to get it done! Take care!

Le blog de marylin and poussy said...

oh very beautiful !

marylin FRANCE

Siobhan said...

Super cute Easter ornaments! Nice progress on Peaceable Kingdom, too.

How neat about the Swedish cousin! I'm sure he'll enjoy seeing your part of the US.

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like good times, in spite of the weather. Love all the progress on your stitching!