Thursday, March 21, 2013


It seems that with all the flowering trees - the white crabapple blossoms, the pink cherry tree blossoms - and every other plant that disperses some sort of pollen in the air, the allergy season is already in full bloom (sorry for the little pun). Both of my sons and my DH seem to be under the weather will all sorts of sniffles, sneezes and coughs. Well, hope with some allergy meds they will be feeling a little relief soon!

Anyway, last night I started on owl heart #2...
This one will consist of more purples with a few bright highlighting colors - like a lime green and probably a hot pink. This sister love purples and lavender, so I think that she will like the colors I have chosen for her owl heart. I hope to finish this one up before the end of the week so that I can start #3.

Do you all receive the magazine - Cross-Stitch & Needlework? Well I have been a subscriber for several years. There is a series of really neat looking patterns which started in the March 2013 edition and have continued in the May 2013, which I just received yesterday in my mailbox. It is called Delightful Fruits.

The first 2 patterns in the March 2013 Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine
The second 2 patterns in the May 2013 Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine
I love these!!! And I would love to stitch these! I am a big fruit-aholic...and with fruit being a HUGE part of our business...and with my kitchen decor of grapes and other fruits...these would be wonderful for my kitchen. The only hesitation, well maybe there is a couple hesitation. Not only do I have A LOT of projects in my TO-DO Stitching bag (I am sure we all do), but I have never really stitched on black or any dark fabric. I do have some in my stash, which I have pondered different projects to stitch on...but every time I look at the dark fabric, with my threaded needle in my hand, I seem to have a hard time. Anyone out there have any suggestions for stitching on dark fabric?

Well, I seem to be putting check marks on my personal-life to do list. Recently we have been in search of some dental insurance, as our dentist we have been going to since we moved to California 10 years ago left and opened his own practice. Since we haven't been satisfied with the customer service at the old dental office, we are planning to go back to our "favorite" dentist..which meant updating our dental insurance so we can switch. That project took a little time, but I think that I got that figured out and we all will be able to get our teeth cleaned in April...Yahoo!

I can also check off my list of to-dos finding a tutor for my older son who is getting ready to take the SATs in May. We have been talking about finding a SAT prep course or tutor for him, in order to "force" him to really prepare for this college test. Last night we met with the owner of a tutoring company who has people who specialize in SAT fact, it is our new neighbor who has this business. So we will get Robert (older son) started this Saturday.

Taxes...well those are still on the to do list, kind of. My DH really takes care of this and it is at our accountant, so they should be done very soon.

Well...that is about all here. Until next time, take care and remember...

Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often!

To me, every hour of the day and night
is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
Walt Whitman


Catherine said... those fruit patterns! I have some patterns from years and years ago that are made to look like the labels from the fruit and veggie crates. I have stitched a few that hang in my kitchen.
Hope everyone survives allergy season!

CalamityJr said...

Ahh, allergies. Doesn't matter where you live, it's time for them to show up, darn it. (I hate how d a r n doesn't really look like it should...). As for stitching on dark fabric, you can keep a light cloth on your lap and/or shine a light up from the floor through the dark fabric. It goes pretty well once you find what works best for you

PS. So glad you're back!