Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Freeze

 
 
 
According to the thermometer, it's 1 degree here today.  The wind chill factor makes it feel like -15.  I need to go out this morning to my quilt guild meeting, but then I'm going to spend the afternoon in front of the fire thinking warm thoughts and stitching.  Remembering this beach on the island of Hawaii should help.

Today's Friday finish will keep those warm thoughts going as well.  It's one of three shell canvases I  purchased on our trip to Sanibel after Christmas in 2011.  The plan was to do one for each of the kids and give them as presents the following Christmas.  Yes, well...I now have two of them done.
 

 

 
 Stay warm, everyone!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Good Intentions

Looking at my last post, I realized I had every intention of posting twice a week for Wednesday WIPs and Friday Finishes/  Then winter hibernation and a post-holiday haze set in, and my blog went silent.  I don't even have the excuse of being busy as my husband and I have been hanging around the house.  I've cleaned out a closet or two and read a lot.  We made a weekend trip to Charleston to watch our son run a marathon and I went to a weekend stitching retreat, but other than that it seems we have barely left our house.  That seems to be changing as I went out for coffee and breakfast with two different friends last week and I'm headed to lunch with another friend today.  My husband and I have subscriptions to local theaters and we attended two performances last week.  Perhaps these are signs that spring is on the way.  I'm not taking any chances that means my posts will be more frequent so I'll give you both  a Wednesday WIP and a Friday finish today.

 

Completed March house and start of April house on Blackbird Designs Anniversaries of the Heart

Finished Pine Mountain pillow

Edited to add:  I forgot to mention that three stitching friends and I took a trip to the Morven Museum in Princeton, NJ in early January.  They have a wonderful exhibit of  New Jersey samplers that is absolutely worth seeing.  If you can't go, but are interested in the samplers from this area, the catalog is well-done and would be a great addition to a library.