Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a day filled with sunshine, blue skies ....oh yes, maybe some chocolate!

The past few weeks have been busy with longer work hours.  This will continue through to the end of April and then things settle down again.   Knitting projects are coming along nicely.  I've finished my scarf for the Pink Scarf project, just need to block it and then it will be ready to mail.  The other evening I started a stitching project for a new exchange.   

The temperatures here have improved alot.  It's time to clean up our mini greenhouse and get some seed trays ready.  Spring flowers are popping up, just beautiful!

Here are some photos of recent exchanges.

Stitchnswap2 Valentine's Exchange

At the left, the bookmark I stitched for Dee.

Below, from Dee, a beautiful stitched pillow.

With the Stitched with Love Group, the Winter Exchange ..........my parcel to Rene
and the parcel from Melissa, awesome ...missing is the bag of chocolates....
they were very good!
Family will be here today for lunch.   Of course there will be an Easter egg hunt for the boys. 
 Have a wonderful week everyone! 
Till next time ........

Sunday, March 3, 2013

blue skies and sunshine, part 2

While trying to add text to the previous post I kept encountering a problem so published wordless.

The photo on the left is the container of mini iris.  A very pleasant surprize I found in the mini greenhouse. On the right, my first attempt in Photoshop to create a watercolor card. I'm very far from an artist.  Definitely can't draw or paint but have found a comfort zone creating on clay and now trying Photoshop.  There is so much to learn!  

After again another very soggy and grey week, this morning woke up to clear skies, frost on the rooflines and now sunshine!   The promise is fleeting, maybe till Tuesday and then back to rain.  Winter on the West Coast for sure.

Daylight savings time takes place next weekend.....yeah.  Longer days are great.  So much better for stitching, knitting and some time outdoors.

We're off for a drive today, heading due east for a visit to our daughter and son in law and grandsons. 

Have a wonderful day and week ahead.


Sunday, sunshine and blue skies