Greetings from the newly formed Chicken Ottoman Empire!
Harry has been appointed Keeper of the Ottoman. All this really means is that I never get to put my feet up because somebody has a new favorite napping spot.
Bun was accused of treasonous activity so is being held for questioning. Never fear! As soon as she is cleared of any wrong-doing (and her pen is clean!) she will be released!
I've been bouncing from project to project since finishing up Block 9.
First up is a sampler Phil picked out while we were in Florida. The colors are really pretty but it's another "plus sized" project that I'll be working on for a while. As you can see, I got a teeny tiny start on it.
Phil has been encouraging me to finish up some of my older WIPs so I pulled several out of a box and did an eenie meenie minie moe. I landed on this old kit from the Silver Needle that I started waaaay back in 2009 I think. I'm about halfway finished now. The 10-ct. fabric and perle cotton are a nice break from the 40-ct and silk I've been using for VoHRH.
This is a Big Zipper kit from Bent Creek called Spring House. Again it uses perle cotton on an 18-ct. fabric. Easy peasy stitching which is just what I need when watching the Texas Rangers moop it up on the field. (I'm not exactly happy with their performance this season!)
I went shopping with my daughter a couple of weeks ago and bought a super cute skirt and a jacket to wear with it. The skirt turned out to be a little on the short side (for a woman of my mature years!) so I returned it but I kept the jacket because, hey! I have a sewing machine! I can make a skirt to go with it! A quick trip to JoAnn's and voila! It only needs the bottom ruffle to be sewn on and I can call it done!
We've been having one rainy, chilly spring here at the lake. I am hoping to get an herb garden started soon. Oh, and I'm going to try broccoli again! I had little pepper plants sprouting (all by their lonesome!) in a couple of pots from last year but our "pet" squirrel decided to do a little digging and I'm not sure they survived. This is the same squirrel I have been feeding nice big Texas pecans because he's soooo cute. No mas pecans, rodent! You are now on my s*** list!
I almost forgot the biggest news of all!
I am now the proud mother of a college graduate!
Well done, Sarah!
Happy weekend, y'all! Thanks for stopping by!