Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hey ya'll....

I can't belive it's already April! Where is the year going? I've had a rough week here. Won't bore you with the details, but hopefully things will soon be better. I sure hope so anyway.

I haven't stitched much either, but I did finally get Jill's ornament out & have Julianne's picked out & getting ready to pull the threads & cut the fabric after I finish this post. I'm waiting on Ray to decide if we are going to go listen to a friend play guitar for a bit this evening. He's playing at a resturant/bar here, and it's not our usual thing, so we'll see. Ray is hurting this evening too.... so it's all up to him! ;-) He has been busy building a new fountain for our courtyard and my brother came this a.m. to help him put it in place. He figures it weighs at least 600 lbs, but he did make the "surround" in 2 pieces, but it's still heavy. I'll take a pic of it when it's finished. It looks wonderful so far... can't wait until it's done!



This afternoon we went "shopping". (You have to know the town we live in for that to sound so funny, we have one dept. store & a super Wal-Mart. UGH!) Ray actually found some shorts he likes and we bought 5 pair and a couple of shirts too, and a hat...... Woohoo! If you had any idea how picky he is about clothes, you'd know why I'm so thrilled! :-) I got a pair of capri's, a pair of shorts & 2 shirts myself, ALL for around $30 (just for my stuff, his wasn't as cheap! lol). They had a fantastic sale & I had printed two coupons online before we left. We also found some Reebok Flip Flops that were $20 for $5.40 and we are planning to trip to the beach soon, so we went wild & bought those. ;-) I'm NOT a flip flop person, but hopefully they'll do the trick at the beach. Yesterday I bought some petunia's & a couple of other plants. Everything is starting to bloom like crazy & seems all of our plants & trees survived the winter. I'm thrilled to see them! With all the rain we've had this week, things are growing like crazy, esp. the weeds. The grass is going to have to be cut next week for the 2nd time this year, and it's only April...


Anyway, back to my stitching.... here is an update of the Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons. I haven't touched it in several days & have some other things to do before I get back to it. I like how it's turning out very much!


Next I have to share a wonderful gift that Karen SC brought me last Sat. when she, Nicole & Teresa came to stitch (we had a great time btw!). Look at these adorable cards she made! Aren't they the cutest? And of course they're in my fav colors too! I just love them. Thank you again Karen!! :-)



And last but not least, this is my new bunny! I just love rabbits... and this is one of my very favorites to date. I have quite a bit of Marjolein Bastin Nature's Sketchbook items that have always been found at Hallmark. I mostly have rabbits, bird/birdhouse & pansy items, lots of the ornaments, etc. Well, I just found out that Demdaco (who makes the Willow Tree that I also collect) is now producing a line by MB called Nature's Journey and this sweet little rabbit is by far my favorite!! It's not very big (about 4" tall & close to 4" wide) but it's really heavy. I hope she does lots more rabbits & birds.... just can't get enough, esp. when they're small & as cute as this one.



If you're still with me, thanks for stopping by. I hope to have more pics to share soon. Happy stitching!

14 comments:

Karen said...

Hi Amy....hope you enjoy the cards! I love the way your ABC's is turning out and love the color changes you made. I may have to "borrow" them if I ever get around to stitching!

Melody said...

Hi Amy. It's nice to know someone else is picking up Marjolein Bastin's things. I have several of her Nature's Sketchbook things too, and just really like them.

You are lucky to have such a talented hubby. It will be fun to see the fountain pics when it's all done.

Carolyn NC said...

ABC is looking good. Love the little rabbit - so cute. Hope your week is better and that you're both feeling ok. Love the cards by Karen!

Becky K in OK said...

Can't wait to see the fountain. The cards and bunny are just great. Enjoy your note writing.

dianemi said...

Amy the cards are wonderful and I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the fountain. Your ABCs are so cute, as is that bunny. He's just gorgeous!! Love him!!

Sally said...

Hi Amy! I'm new to your blog:) Love your L*K piece. I saw it on Vonna's blog and think it's beautiful. Very inspiring.

Dianne said...

I know I said this before, but I REALLY like the changes you made for the LK piece! I don't really like the original AT ALL because all the colors make it too busy for my eyes. This looks to be very soft and pleasing. Great conversion!

Sylvie said...

The little rabbit is so cute!

Teresa said...

Amy, I love your LK's colors! They are beautiful! Those cards are so adorable that Karen made! I was tempted to lift the bunny when I was there last weekend, but did control myself ;) Had such a good time..thanks again for the great stitching day!

Chris said...

Great progress on ABC Lessons. Love the new bunny.

Sherry said...

What a cute bunny!! And I love the cards and your Lizzie Kate piece is coming along super!

Kathy said...

That bunny is absolutely adorable!! I MUST get one. :) I'll have to keep my eye out for that line. I too have some of MB's things from HAllmark. I especially like her birds and my Mom loved the pansies.
Love your progress on the LK piece.

CindyMae said...

ABC's is looking perfect! I just love that pattern! What lovely cards you received! You new rabbit is just adorable!

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