Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring and a hammock

Today the Prince and I spent the afternoon outside enjoying the beautiful day.
It not only felt like Spring - we found these crocus in the front of the house!
(I love his shadow looking towards the flowers)
There was a bee in this one enjoying the flower too, until I took the picture!
All the sun and gorgeous breezes made think of the gift I won from yesterday from
Marydon at Blushing Rose
so I tonight I ordered this folding hammock
with the $45.00 gift certificate from
Isn't it great???? It folds for easy storage and comes with a cover and pillow!
I can not wait to sit...or more realistically watch the Prince and my hubbie sit in it LOL!
Blessings to all,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I WON at Blushing Rose blogspot

Have you ever visited Marydon at Blushing Rose ? If you haven't yet, you really should. Her blog is like visiting a friend for tea. The soft colors, the soothing music and wonderful graphics she uses make me stop by to visit often! On one of those stops, I entered a giveaway she had and.....well the title of the blog takes away the surprise here.....I won! Yes me, I won a $45.00 gift certificate to is that great! The funny part is when I visited Marydon this morning, I was so busy enjoying her gorgeous pictures of Ireland that I didn't even notice that I won.....Sad but true, my husband said I was sweet when I told him that part (sarcasm I think right?). Yes I scrolled right to the pictures and missed my name!

I have to thank Marydon again - I am thrilled to have won and I do love her blog. Please visit her blog to say hi, you can use the button on the sidebar or the link above.

If you haven't visited CSN - go there too they have great items and free shipping!

It was a gorgeous day here today. The prince and I went to the park near our home and to our great surprise there were other people there. We live in a small town and the park is tiny so we are usually alone. It was a lovely day. The mom and I had common interests (sewing, jewelry making and crocheting) and she has 3 boys of her own, 2 of which are near my little guys age. We exchanged numbers and e-mails so we can plan to meet another day. It has been 8 years here and besides my neighbors this is the first person who has been so friendly. Most people here in the village have lived here FOREVER (families whose great grandparents grew up here) so we are the newcomers and "outsiders"...she lives here about 8 years too, so she forgave my being new to town! LOL.....Between the giveaway and the new friends it was a great day.....You may say the luck of the Irish smiled on me!

Blessings to all!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I know I should have waited to take a better picture when this is fully finished - but first of all I AM SO EXCITED that I am almost done and more importantly.....

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Blessings to all,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Another Hobby!

So I decided I must have ADCD (Attention Deficit Crafting Disorder)...Yesterday I went to get another yard of the fabric I had run out of and needed to finish the Irish Wall Hanging and there they were....Knitting Needles. I crochet and love it, but all the times I have tried to learn to knit was a dismal failure. Well there was a sale, and I already have yarn (though to celebrate my trying again I did buy 2 skeins of a very soft beautiful yarn)...these are the excuses I readied for hubbie....Guess what - I FINALLY DID IT! I CAN KNIT!!! I went on (I find so many helpful how to crafting videos there) and I finally understand and I love it.....Even more than crochet! So now my WIP pile will grow and grow and grow! As for the ADCD, I hear the only way to treat it is with lots of fabric, yarn and time......

Saturday, March 12, 2011

One step closer to hanging over the mantle

Here are the pictures of the blocks for my Irish Heritage Wall Hanging (click on each image for a better view!) My hubbie loves it and since he is the Irishman in the family (along with my Prince of course) I am happy! It makes me feel so good that he takes such an interest in what I create, he is such a good man...I think I'll keep him! I am going to work on the sashes and the triangles today and I hope I have more progress to post tomorrow........

While I was happily sewing along the plumber spent the better part of the day earning his $450 yesterday. It seems that there were roots growing in our septic lines that had to go. It was so necessary but I keep thinking imagine all the fabric I could have bought! Or as my little Prince was thinking how many Legos or monster trucks would that be!

On a much more serious note, I am sure like me, you are praying for those poor people in Japan. The devastation is just unthinkable. The pictures are so vivid, but I just can not imagine how horrible it must be for everyone there.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Must post pictures soon and Busy as Can Be!

My back has been a nuisance again and I think there is more surgery in my future soon...but I have been embroidering! I am making a St. Paddy's Day wall-hanging for my very proud to be Irish hubby! I will post pictures this weekend! I am pretty proud of it since I have designed all the embroidery myself! I have also finished the Retro 9 BOM block one and started on block 2. Oh and I am still working on the Consider the Lilies by Val Laird too! Along with my back issues I have Carpal Tunnel - so I work slow - LOL!

I have a new niece. Of course that means sewing for her! I started a doll and birth sampler pillow.

Look at this great stitchery from Debbie at Busy as Can Be - just post her button (see it on the side of my blog) and she'll send it to you - so sweet!

Pictures soon!