Monday, February 14, 2011

"Wake Me at Half-Past May"

This quotation from Toad and Frog has been much on my mind lately. The weather is downright balmy all of a sudden - a welcome change from one of the coldest winters we've had! These two designs are calling my name - they look so fresh and springy.
I would like to finish 'Victorian Ribbons' before I make a new start. I keep thinking this design will be as close to the Bristol orphanage sampler or Jane Rees as I will probably get!
This is usually such an exciting time of year as I plan and replan my vegetable and herb gardens. This year, however, I am still waiting on garden beds, and cannot get motivated to start seeds. I am in a gardening funk.



Buttercup and I took a nice long ramble through the neighborhood while Jerry took Nutmeg to have her sore throat checked. No violin or pointe class for her tonight!

It was a crazy weekend. Our dog had a seizure Sunday morning, and that was a reality check - our beloved dog is 15. She seems perky this morning, comes clattering to the kitchen when she hears dishes rattle, and snuffles around in the sunshine.

Will it be heart-shaped brownies, cookies, or cheesecake for dessert?

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12 comments:

Margaret said...

I can't wait for spring myself. Looks like you're farther along than we are -- we still have a solid blanket of snow on the ground. :( Love the designs you're contemplating. Nice progress on Victorian Ribbons too! Hope Nutmeg and your sweet dog are both feeling better!

Vonna said...

We still have snow in our front yard, it is melting....however we always have snow in March, so I know its not over yet.
Love your choices for new starts and your WIP is gorgeous!

KarenV said...

Pretty WIP! Those new starts look like fun, especially the SD one :)

Katrina said...

Lots of fun projects!!! I have BBD Birds of a Feather all kitted, love the colors.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous wip and both charts look lovely new starts!

mainely stitching said...

Today I'm also longing for spring. Great seeds and great stash picked out there!!

Mary said...

I look forward to spring...we actually will be almost in the 70's by the end of this week. That's a long way from our below 0 nights last week!

Yes, it's time to be thinking about the garden...sigh! Where does the time go?

Love the choices for the new starts. You have gotten so much done on the WIP. Looks great!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Faye said...

I love these charts!!! And, I cant believe I have not been following your blog before now!! Glad to have found you...Yes, Bring on spring!!! Faye

Siobhan said...

Love your choices for new starts! Nice progress on your WIP, too. I need to get Jane Rees out again. I keep telling myself that I could do just a thread per day but of course then never actually DO the thread per day...

Great quote! I prefer autumn and winter but I find myself longing for spring and summer this year.

Sally said...

Very nice new stash and your Victorian Ribbons is looking gorgeous.

Giovanna said...

You're making great progress on the sampler!

Suzanne said...

Nice projects you have there. Birds Of A Feather should be on it's way with my latest order very shortly. I love that design!