Wednesday, 23 March 2016

March WIPocalypse

It's been a wonderful month and spring has arrived on our doorstep. Or has it?

This is what I woke to this morning. Scenic but not really what I was wanting to see! Another 15 cm (6 inches) is expected on Thursday along with freezing rain. That storm will start tonight. Hopefully that will be the end of it!

I have concentrated on two stitches this month. Blackbird Designs Bird in Hand and Rosewood Manor Dreaming of Tulips

Bird in Hand was chosen by my granddaughter to be stitched for her birthday. 

This is a progress pic but I am actually finished stitching the whole piece. I will post a picture of the finish next week for my Smalls stitching post. I only have to finish this off now as a pillow. My granddaughter has even picked out her backing fabric!

Dreaming of Tulips is a wonderful stitch! I love Karen's designs. Completing each motif feels like an accomplishment.

What I love about Karen's designs is that not only is the whole design wonderful but you can take portions of the design and stitch them as small finishes. I'm stitching on pages 2 and 3 of this right now with 3 more pages remaining.

That's it for now on the stitching front. I've been home now for 10 days following a great vacation in Cape Coral, Florida. My mom and step-dad rent a home down there and I flew in to visit them along with my sister and her boyfriend. 
Here are some pics of our week together.


I loved the break from all the cold. We had marvelous weather and now my youngest sister is down there with her family enjoying the same. I only wish that I could do this every winter!

I'll be back at the end of next week with my Smalls post and hopefully another new start. See you then!


  1. What a neat way for your granddaughter to be involved in the stitching.
    The tulips are fabulous. Better than all your snow!
    Lovely Florida pictures.

  2. I felt so cold looking at the first photos! Thank you for warming me up with the lovely tulips and the holiday photos too.

  3. Spring isn't here yet either in WI, snow predicted.
    Your GD picked out a nice design, and Tulips is so pretty.
    Your trip looks relaxing.

  4. pretty pictures. The tulips piece is so pretty, love the colors.

  5. I loved seeing your photos on FB and I enjoyed them here! You have a delightful Mama and Sister and their counterparts are equally delightful! :)
    SNOW! Ugh...

  6. You have an awesome header photo with your Easter goodness. Someone needs to tell Mother Nature to move her timetable to spring and tell Old Man Winter to go back to the North Pole

  7. Hmmmm, not really my idea of spring, lol. But this can happen here as well in March and even in April. So much enjoyable to see your Florida pictures where you all were wearing t-shirts and shorts. What a difference, lol.

    That tulip piece is just gorgeous. I can easily imagine how much fun it is to add all these motifs.

  8. Beautiful photos. Love your WIPs too.

  9. Lynn: Tulips is a beautiful design, I look forward to seeing your work progress, your granddaughter picked out a lovely design for you to stitch, Bird In Hand is such a sweet design.
    Love all your vacation pictures, I am in love with the Cape Coral Fort Meyers area, I have been there many times.
    It is so nice you were able to visit them and had a great time.