Spring isn’t usually a big deal here — rainy season returns at some point and the humidity increases exponentially.  So far it has been very dry — there are lots of fires throughout the state.  At our house, spring colds are making the rounds, and with the dry air, nosebleeds.  We have 3 cool mist humidifiers and even they aren’t enough to combat this extremely dry weather.

I have been stitching, although I took two days off completely.  I managed to break a toe about eleven days ago so there hasn’t been much I have felt like doing!

I started “Hello Spring” by Plum Street Samplers.  All the flowers were in shades of brown except the blue one.  Because my fabric was lavender swirl Jobelan,  I changed a few of the colors.

hello spring

This took 3 days to stitch.  It was a fun project!  I have more PSS charts but they are much bigger patterns.  Right now I have enough big projects in the UFO pile.

Keeping the Spring theme going, I stitched Bent Creek’s “Spring Row.”  This was another 3 day stitch.  I dyed the fabric myself — I couldn’t find the called-for fabric anywhere.  It is 32 count linen.

spring row 2

I managed to fully finish a couple of projects.  I forgot to take pictures of Bunnies Galore, but here is Long May She Wave from Little House Needleworks.


I have Land of the Free nearly fully finished except for the cording.

You can see my plans changed, as they often do.  Yesterday I started Moon and Back from Heart in Hand.  I don’t think I will make it a birth sampler.  I am thinking that this should be a 4 or 5 day project.  Yesterday I worked “nd more than all”, the sheep, and most of the owl.  I also finished Spring Row yesterday.  We’ll see.  I have three sewing projects ready to go, but one requires hand sewing.  I worked on it for maybe 5 minutes the other day and that was enough to take several layers of skin off one finger.  (I am allergic to nickel.)  And I’ll admit that I *hate* sewing.

My school project (Little Sheep Virtue) is nearly finished.  Just the sheep remains.  But my son missed 3 days of school last week due to sickness, so not much was accomplished there.

Plans?  I am reluctant to say anything!  Just stay tuned…

Enjoy your stitching!  That’s the most important thing — stitch what makes you happy.

Until next time…


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