Monday, April 23, 2007

Ahhhhhh...finally!!!!

That's right...Spring has finally arrived in SW PA!!! This is different then the last warm spell....this is the real deal, folks!!! And those of you who've been a reader of my blog, of course remember our old sweetie-pie, Goose, who is also happy to be wearing her spring time best!!! (crocheted last year) Don't worry, Duck is around but I have to make new antennas for his bee outfit (puppies ate them last summer!)

And I can't forget to show you my favorite crafting and reading place.....

With the indoor/outdoor carpet and the nice little table in the background, the sweetie man and I spent quite a bit of time out here this past weekend dining outdoors and relaxing.....ahhhhhh!!!
Not to change the subject from the beautiful weather, but I forgot to show yinz guys the newest batch of shelf ladies I had to make for my sister. I made these last year also but I always change them depending on what stuff I have on hand....these turned out adorable, I thought!!!!
Check out the "blue boobies"!!!!

(sorry about the blur)
And as always, my favorite saying..."Put on your big girl panties and deal with it!"
Last but not least, I've been working on this wedding x-stitch....if I finish this one and it looks half decent, it will be a work of art...for me anyway. So many colors everywhere....I'm just not used to that, but it is a challenge and that is what keeps me going on it. Anyway, my x-stitch gru, Donna, suggested I try this thing called the Needle Park Avenue. It has a very strong magnet in the back to keep it attached to your project and you can change the symbols to whatever you want with a sharpie and some rubbing alcohol on the little piece of plastic there.

Have any of you tried it? It's definately better than nothing at all...I was spending more time looking for my stitches and where they are. With this, I can go row by row and pick up the needle that is needed. Gotta watch they don't get tangled tho. Donna also suggested I use a shorter needle which is also helping. I'm going faster than I was.....but still not too fast...but with this pattern I think it's just going to be slow going.
Well, that's about it for now. Almost time for the Bachelor so I'm off to see who's gonna get booted tonight! So, till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

13 Comments:

Sue said...

Yay! The goose is back! It must be spring time in PA. And what a heavenly spot you have to enjoy that wonderful weather with your Sweetie Man. Oh yes, and all the neat creative stuff - love it!

Kare said...

Your goose is famous, I think. She's looking pretty spiffy! And your shelf ladies are great. Love the saying. It's reality. None of this sugar coated stuff.
The swing looks like the perfect creation spot.
Lucy, I've never heard of the needle thingy before. Looks pretty neat. (For me it would be more to lose, I think.) The cross stitch is coming along nicely. Very pretty colors.

Annemarie said...

I want your porch! I can just imagine you sitting there on summer evenings, stitching away. Your wedding sampler looks impressive. I have a similar parking space for my needles and threads, but I only use it for TW designs. It takes ages to assemble before you can start though...

Mimi said...

I like your favorite crafting place, Lucy...I havent got mine yet :p
Your x-stitch project is looking pretty, keep it up!

ollie1976 said...

Love the shelf ladies-your porch looks so relaxing!

Court said...

BG,
LOVE the goose. Glad your weekend was so nice. Glad the weather was nice. So I take it you did not get any of the storms like Mars got. That is good. Hope your week is great!! TTYL
LG

The Silver Thistle said...

Hhahaha, a well dressed goose! Nice!

I've tried the parking thing but I must be doing it wrong 'cos it just makes me slower and I get on worse when I do it, lol. But if it works for you....yay!!!

Court said...

Saw that you were to 3lbs lost now!! Way to go!!

sydney said...

I love the Goose and your shelf ladies. I envy your nice crafting and reading spot on the porch. :)

Vik said...

Fancy Goose! As I told you last year when you first posted your shelf ladies, I LOVE them! And these new ones look awesome too, Lucy!

andi said...

Neat idea about those xstitch needles. Definately saves time and easy on the eyes. I'll try that next time. Cool looking goose. After the barbeque at Sues, we'll all come over and sit on your front porch and drink ice tea.

Dipsy said...

Now, this is definitely the best possible place for crafting and reading - it looks so heavenly comfortable!

Name: Vicki said...

I am jealous of you because of your swing!!It looks like the perfect place to stitch and craft! The wedding piece is impressive. You are brave!! I don't think I could ever do something that complicated!!