Monday, March 18, 2013

Another Finish

We are back from Texas, safe and sound, surviving positively horrendous construction traffic on I-35 that seriously tried my patience and an overnight stay in the most bizarre hotel room ever! We had a great time down south but it's always good to be back home!

I wanted to get back into my stitching as quickly as possible so I cut a piece of linen lickedy-split and picked up Lizzie Kate's Is It Coffee Yet. I already had the threads pulled from the last project I did so it was super easy to get started. By Friday I had another finish!
 Is It Coffee Yet by Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 28-ct Light Mocha linen with Weeks Dye Works

Here is a picture of the three designs together plus one nosy cat named Harry...
Coffee Crazy by Lizzie Kate

My son, Evan, came to visit us during his Spring Break. He loves to cook so we did a lot of this while he was here...
We're going to miss his dinners (and him of course!) but luckily we have a fridge full of leftovers to help us transition back into my cooking. Tonight's menu will include leftover ham and potatoes from our Preaster Feast (we had an early Easter dinner since he won't be here to celebrate with us) and tomorrow we'll have the last of the barbacoa. We're considering offering him a position as our personal chef this summer!

Back to stitching... I've decided my next project will be of the Big A** variety. I have gathered all the supplies for With My Needle and Threads mystery sampler from a couple of years ago.
Phil was a prince and took me to House of Stitches on Saturday to get the last of the threads I needed. (He even went inside with me!) They had their La-D--Da trunk show set up early so I got to feast on some real eye candy. You can see a picture of the display on their blog. If there are any stitchers in the area who would like to plan a little La-D-Da get together next month for some shopping at HoS and perhaps lunch afterwards, please let me know and we'll see what we can arrange!

Time for me to get off this machine and have my lunch. I'm thinking a nice hot bowl of Campbell's Creamy Tomato soup on this gray, drizzly day followed by a few hours of stitching!


Lelia said...

wonderfull 'coffee' theme projects --- hmmmmm..... better go brew a pot!!!

enjoy the day, stitch well

P.J. said...

Oh my goodness I had not seen the coffee designs by L*K before. Super cute finishes. So nice that you all enjoyed the holiday meal together, very nice indeed. You will love every stitch of the BoaF project. I finished my last summer. It was the first big project I had done for myself in a long time. Enjoy!

Lesleyanne said...

Gorgeous L*K finishes. Look forward to seeingyour new start.