Hello friends...hope you are all well. We've added a rainbow, a polka dotted tree and a flag to our neighborhood mural. It's had it's picture taken by more than a few people passing by.
Last Saturday we all stood at this window and watched the best parade. The little guy across the street turned three and was celebrated by our local fire department. His dad is the kind fellow who took Mr.MW to the E.R. and is a Fire Department lieutenant. Firetrucks with horns honking and lights flashing made several loops around the block...lots of big guys waving and hollering greetings to this sweet little boy. Lots of cars filled with friends...and kids were part of the parade as well. We smiled all day. It was grand!!!
We're still working on puzzles. Our dining room table is "puzzle central". This beauty is next up...lovely feather with a bit of gold foil. I've ordered a special edition of Where the Wild Things Are from Amazon. It comes out this month. It's a surprise for Annie...she loves Max. We have a Max doll my late mother in law bought for her when she was little. He travels with us and sits in console of the car to help navigate...an honored member of the family.
So...I'm looking for my new cross stitch project. Have you stitchers seen this Project Quarantine?
It's in my current pile.
I'm itching to get stitching since I finished His Eye is on the Sparrow.
I need to add my initials and date in the vine cartouche at the top. Haven't decided what I want exactly.
I finished this last week and every day since I miss working on it.
Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery has created a companion piece...Consider the Lilies. It is the same size as HEIOTS but the colors are more pastel. The focus is on flowers where the majority of motifs in HEIOTS are animals. At this point, all I have is the pattern. Everything is on back order because of the virus. Hoping to see the linen and needed thread arrive sometime in June.
I have a decision to make. Since my last project was so large, I think I might enjoy George & Martha...it's nice and small.
Cross stitching has become my favorite go to stress reliever. It's easier for me to pick up on the fly and makes less of a mess in my house than rug hooking. These days my furniture is covered by plain old dust rather than wool dust!
I hope you all are keeping busy during this trying time. I have to admit it makes me smile when I hear parents home with their kids, trying to help them keep up with their school work. They have gained a little insight into what teachers experience. And they only have a few kids. That saying, about those who can't...teach. Maybe after this it will be stricken from the lexicon once and for all! Good riddance.
My one and only student is getting very tired of staying home. She asks me every day can she go to Michael's when this is all over...she needs stickers.
Take care out there...stay well.
Enjoy the day,