As you can see from the pic below, I was also involved in our church's Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. I flipped those flapjacks from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm and didn't feel much like eating any after that, lol!
My first finish was a Valentine freebie which had been offered by The Primitive Hare as part of a contest last year. I finished the stitching last year but never got around to the final finishing until now.
|The Primitive Hare May Love|
stitched on 32ct Sassy's Sugared Coffee
using Victorian Motto red floss
The second finish was offered as a freebie by Plum Street Sampler in 2009. You can find the chart here. I just finished the stitching on this on Valentine's Day.
Here's a picture before I finished it as a pillow:
|Plum Street Samplers Lovely You|
stitched on 32ct Pink Sandy Beaches
using Gloriana Rose Violet
And after the finishing:
Both pieces will be lovely additions to my Valentine decor next year. I still have two other finishes from this year waiting for final finishing touches. Perhaps they'll get done this weekend...... or not!
This past weekend I also picked up my two main WIP. I only devoted one evening to BBD Awake The Dawning Day.
The rest of my free time I spent on Heartstring Samplery Baby It's Cold Outside. I am loving this one!
I still have to finish frogging out that letter O above the house. I wasn't paying attention and started stitching the word Look ( as in look at what you're doing!) instead of Listen. That's what I get for watching TV at the same time!
I need to get my act in gear and start stitching a RAK for the Random Acts of Stitching Kindness blog next.
As a Valentine's Day gift my DH had planned on taking me to dinner at one of our favourite spots, The Village Antiques & Tea Room. Unfortunately, the night of our reservation we were hit with a massive snowstorm which left us with another foot of snow. When we tried to rebook, we found out the tea room is now closed for a week due to health reasons so our dinner has been postponed for now. Instead we spent the day with a trip to the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary.
We took our new camera with us in the hopes of getting some good pictures of the deer that roam the woods as well as the birds. Here are a few shots from our day. First stop - the birds. The chickadees will feed directly from your hand! We brought some sunflower seeds with us.
Not one, but two!
A Tree Sparrow
|The Red-Winged Blackbird, a sure sign of spring!|
Then I caught a flash of red!
Soon after, this male cardinal landed on the snow in front of me.
On to see the deer now. Most of these deer are fairly tame and reside in the woods of the sanctuary. They know the sound of cars and will emerge from the woods looking for handouts.
|Is that a car I hear?|
|I'll just take a peek over this snowbank and see.|
|Yup, that's a car alright! Might be treats coming!|
|I love this little one! Look at those eyelashes!|
|One of my favourite shots of the day.|
|Time to head home|
We spotted this fella after we'd left the sanctuary while on our drive home. This particular cornfield actually had about 25-30 deer in it.
|Hightailing it home!|