Friday, April 29, 2011

Little Card Holder

Last Friday I had the day off, and spent it cleaning and stitching. I was pleased with my progress on both counts. I made this little pouch to carry in my purse. I got some "Moo cards" to be able to share this blog with people who might be interested in temari, but they were getting messed up in my purse. Now they have their own little cute home.


I have been fighting off a cold this week. I haven't felt too bad, but I have had very little energy for stitching since Sunday. I read Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter, and enjoyed it very much. If you would like to read it, it is available for free at Project Gutenberg here. You can either read it on-line, or download a copy for your Nook or Kindle.

The story takes place in a historic spot in eastern Indiana, south of Ft. Wayne. It is interesting, because Grand Rapids, MI, and Chicago, IL are mentioned several times in the stories. There is a lot of natural history included in her stories, and even some ecological awareness! I think it would be an interesting place to visit. It is an Indiana Historical site.

I did pick up a needle last night, and added some markings to a multipole I am working on. I'm still not sure if it will work or not, I am kind of making it up as I go along. We shall see!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

C10 Swirl

I finally finished stitching this swirl. When I was planning it I didn't realize how much stitching it would take.

It looks better from a little farther away. The fans of thread almost look three dimentional.


I am very pleased I was able to figure out this pattern just from seeing a picture of a completed temari, and it turned out okay, with a lot of room for improvement. I think this is one of those projects where practice makes perfect.

Thanks, everyone for your kind wishes on our anniversary!

Monday, April 25, 2011

35 Years Ago (Yesterday)

This is a picture of DH and me taken 35 years ago yesterday. It was the 70s, so of course everything was earth-tone! We had a very small wedding, no more than 50 people at the ceremony, and we only served cake and punch afterwards. The wedding did seem to take, though.


(Neither one of us looks like this any more!)

We had a lovely day yesterday, with both daughters home for dinner, and the grand-kids. I finally started getting caught up on my hug deficit. I had thought of kids and grand-kids when we got married, but never imagined how much love I would feel for (at the time) potential offspring. At one point this weekend there was a possibility that they would not have been able to make it to dinner; that would have ruined the whole anniversary celebration!

I love you Sweetie! Thanks for a wonderful life, and looking forward to many more years.