Another post without pictures. It's raining. AGAIN. It's rained almost daily for 2 weeks now. I am water logged and vitamin D deficient because there's no sun. I posted on facebook this morning that I was going to Lowes and buy materials to build an ark because that's how much rain we've gotten. And you know, it's not even a warm Spring rain. It's a cold, bone-chilling, windy rain. The kind that gets into you and no matter what you do, you just can't get warm. For goodness sake, last night my friend and I went out for dinner and when we left Panera we could see our breath! People it's APRIL 23rd! Umm-mm...a little warmth, please??
On the stitching front, I finished Alphabets!!!! YAY me! It came out wonderfully! I'm so happy to cross another Wip off the list. That makes 4 for the year. A record. Now, I'm working on ISNFB and This Is the Day. I originally was going to stitch This Is the Day for our main bathroom because I painted it Lemon yellow and I thought the colors would look nice in there. Well, the yellow just about burned the retinas out of your eyes so I toned it down to a Butter yellow. Now TITD is going in my Tangerine room.
Oh, I'm giving Alphabets away now that I've stitched it. If you want the pattern, just say so in this post's comment section. If I have more than one person interested, I'll draw a name.
Oh, and I've discovered I like Adam and Eve Samplers. I never did before but seeing everyone's A&E samplers made me look a little closer at them. And you know what? I kinda like the guy and gal and that sneaky snake. I came across a couple of nice patterns in my SANQ magazines so I put them aside to maybe sneak in one after I get another WIP done. There's a really nice one that Ruth Ann Russell charted that I found in an issue of SANQ. That's short listed now. And have you seen the latest sampler from Brenda at With My Needle and Thread? Oh, Ann Sandles-1846 is just beautiful!
I love the border and I especially love that Adam and Eve are clothed!!
Yesterday, I cleaned the carpets in my Tangerine room in anticipation of putting back the furniture today but the carpets are still a little damp. So instead, I continued to rip out patterns from my magazine collection. I reduced 10 years worth of Antique Needlework & Sampler down to a 1" binder. And I've been ruthlessly tearing up my JCS too. It's actually liberating to do this! I am feeling like I can breath again. I never really thought of how suffocating my stuff was until I decided that I needed to actually use that room instead of making it another place to store stuff. I think I'm going to be able to ditch one of the pantry units I had in that room. I've got plans to buy 2 bookselves and ditch a couple of drawer units too. Then I hope to put an upolstered chair in there so I can actually be comfy to stitch in there when the DH decides to watch another hour of Fox News or the Military channel.
So, I guess until the sun comes from behind the clouds, you all are just going to have to be patient with me for pictures.
I want to wish all of you a very Happy Easter and Passover too. I hope tomorrow, the buns brings you a ton of chocolate and jelly beans. Or a ham. LOL.
Thanks for coming by, I really enjoy your company!