Sunday, March 7, 2010

An update

I have been stitching on my new project. I showed you pics of the fabric, threads and pattern in the post just before this one.
It is called "Time for God" by Lizzie Kate. It is funny how a stitched piece can affect you. The first part of the piece says "Happy Times, Praise God". So I have been praising. The second part says "Difficult Times, Seek God". I have reflected on that part quite a bit this weekend also.
I am making it for my friend Lisa's birthday, which isn't until June. She will appreciate this piece, I am sure.
This picture is terrible. The colors are just absolutely beautiful on the piece itself. I am not sure what is wrong with my camera (or maybe it is me!). I took several shots and they all were slightly blurry.

I stitched quite a bit today, which made both Mom and myself happy. Mom because it means I was in the living room with her and not in my room on the computer. Me, because stitching brings me joy. I sometimes forget that.
I also had to "visit" my sister's dog this weekend while she was away. Gator was happy to see me.
On my way home from visiting with The Gator I stopped by the Arboretum. I looked at the daffys. They must have really split up a lot of the bulbs and transplanted them all over because they were EVERYWHERE! And on the way home, I saw my final sign that spring is definitely here. I saw the little reddish, purplish buds on a red bud tree that is a few blocks from my house. Red bud trees can make me smile even on a bad day. So there you have it folks. I saw a robin last week, daffys are out and now the red buds have burst onto the scene. SPRING! Skip de do la! It is SPRING!
Hope you all have a week that is as beautiful as you all are!

8 comments:

Lou Walker (stitchingpoppy) said...

very pretty:-) i have this chart on my to do list lol for my hubby's nan! i will be making it into a cushion!! great stitching!! hugs x

crossstitchbibs said...

Nice start Donna - love the phrase - I really need to put that phrase in my life right now - really going through tough times.

Vicky L said...

A very pretty start. Keep it up.

Barb said...

That is pretty so far.

Karan said...

Nice WIP. Yep, Spring is here too: lots of snowdrops and crocus, the daffs are starting to bud & now there bluebells are greening. Yay! :0)

Kathy said...

Oh I like this one! I must look for it. I'm glad you were able to get some stitching done. Stitching and watching nature and springs promise of life and renewel are always soothing to me as well.

Have a fabulous week.

Shari said...

I have stitched this piece & I love it. It is such a reflective piece...in fact, we are working on the frame for it now!
Oh my!!! Love all the daffodil pictures......mine hardly do anything. Will have to see if they are even coming up!!!!

Meari said...

Your WIP looks nice. The pic is like that (I think) because the camera was too close.

I'm so looking forward to spring :)