February 14, 2010
My Bunny Valentine
We're finally recovering from being snowbound here. I went to work on Friday, and aside from the mountains of snow everywhere, things are pretty much back to normal, which means no nice long days of stitching, broken up by meals and shoveling. Even so, I managed some more work on "Bo Peep." When I went to the LNS yesterday I kitted up Shepherd Care. And bought a couple of the cute new JBW design leaflets. Have you seen them? They're called "French Country--Noah's Ark" and "French Country--Houses." I also got a French country heart/Valentine which I seem to have misplaced. Oh, well; I'd be stitching it for myself anyway. I am always amazed when I see you all stitch a gift for your husbands/boyfriends, who are presumably touched by the gesture. BF would be "What the hell? What am I going to do with this? I needed a cupholder for the Corvette!" (No, he wouldn't be that rude to say such a thing, but he'd be THINKING it.) We do not typically exchange Valentine's gifts. Yesterday (to avoid the crowds) we went out to dinner (sushi), and today, to show his Valentine spirit, BF grilled me a nice filet out in the 20-degree cold. My treat for him was a pack of Heineken, a box of Red Bull and his favorite soap from the store. It was a fine Valentine's day all around.
How excited are you by the new releases coming at Market? I have decided I will NOT be taking a day off to show up at the LNS' door as I did last time (not through any self-control, but because I gave her a list of the things I wanted her to pick up for me!) In the meantime, I've ordered some older charts from various places, including Elizabeth Savilles 1841 Sampler, which you last saw on Terri's blog. I'll be using Terri's conversion, because hers turned out so beautifully. I can hardly wait to start it, which is a bad sign. If you want a copy of the chart for yourselves, I ordered it from HomespunSamplar.com; it's only $11.50 (do the search on "designer" and "Finger Work").
Progress on Lil Bo Peep:
And remember this? It's Moira Blackburn's "Keep Me."
Progress on "Keep Me." I think of this as the "Bruise" sampler with its many mauve (my least favorite color in the universe), purple, green, rust and yellow overdyed threads. I don't much like them separately, but they work well together.
The boys have just determined that they forgot to get something for Peaches for Valentine's day.
Pink: Did you get her a card at least?
Elvis: I thought you were going to get it!
Peaches: *sigh* "Men!"
Happy Valentine's day, and happy week ahead!