I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm Confused...

Good Morning Gentle Blog Readers,
In order to keep myself (somewhat) sane while I attempt to finish my little lady, I am doing small projects as well, and I have a finish to share with you today.  Normally, I do not choose designs with a saying, but this particular one seemed to hit home with me...

This is a Sisters and Best Friends design that I have had in my stash for several years, so finishing it is a very good thing.

The "itsy bitsy buttons" came kitted up with the chart, and I needed a beading needle just to sew them on.

The color of the fabric didn't reproduce too well.  It's a very nice mint green.  It was a scrap I had purchased--if I had had it cut to order, it would have been bigger.  I could have used more fabric on the top and bottom, but the sides are OK.  I'm thinking of sewing some muslin on the top and bottom to help out my framer.

I am still plugging away on my little lady, too.

I have finished all the French knots that make up her faux fur stole--just in time for Spring, I might add.

And, I am done "plunging" all of the unwoven canvas threads that were sticking out of the sides and bottom of her purse.  (I still haven't woven them into the back of the piece.  I have to have something fun to look forward to!)

We had an unwelcome visitor in our yard a few days ago...

Unwelcome to all of the sparrows, finches, chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers, nuthatches and doves, that is.  They all disappeared when Mr. (Ms?) Hawk arrived.

I'm not a bird expert, although I do enjoy watching them.  From a quick consultation with my bird book, I am guessing this guy/gal is a Coopers Hawk.  They live year round here in Illinois.  Does anyone know if my guess is correct?

And here is a bird that I am able to recognize without a book:

The robins are back, and I spotted my first one yesterday, March 11th!  I don't care what the weatherman may say:  Spring has sprung!

Hope all of you are enjoying this early Spring weekend.


Heather said...

Congratulations on your finish; that's a really cute design! And congrats on all the progress you've made on your lady. I know it must be a relief to have all those French knots done!

Sally said...

Love your finish. Not seen that one before.

Lovely progress on your lady too.

Lovely photos of the birds.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Great job on your the saying. :)

We are having a SAL over on my blog. There is a chance to win a Jody Designs ornament canvas or your choice. SAL starts tomorrow.

Hope you join in for the fun. :)

Happy Stitching.