Sunday, April 18, 2010

butterfly in cherry tree

our cherry tree

My last post contained snowy pictures and here we are now at Spring! Cold weather seems so long ago and my last post seems even longer ago. I haven't stitched much since my last post. Instead I have been removing the shrubs from around the house so we can rework our gardens. Painted the front porch. Cleaned out the first of several closets. Picked out paint colors for walls. Picked up tomato plants. Spent evenings in the porch swing with a glass of wine listening for the whippoorwill. You know, Spring stuff.

Samples of spring
Spring treasures from our yard

One of the things I love best about this time of year is that daylight savings returns. I love the long days filled with light and that feeling that you have extra hours in the day to get even more done. I like stitching in daylight much more than at night; it's such a cheerful thing to stitch in sunlight. I stitch at night, but not for very long and darkness makes me want to settle down and escape into a good book instead.

The other thing I love about this time of year is the return of the professional tennis season.


Today I finished the Little Red R sampler while watching the amazing Nadal win his 6th Monte Carlo title. Victorious Nadal above, and here is the Little Red R. And what does that little red R mean...?

\little red r sampler

Goode Huswife, Little Red R Sampler
40 count Lakeside Vintage Light Examplar
NPI conversion

So until next time, have a glorious week!

Melissa asked for the Little Red R Sampler conversion to NPI threads, and here it is!

dmc 355 : npi 208
dmc 370 : npi 313
dmc 501: npi 155A
dmc 502: npi 523
dmc 613: npi 984
dmc 830: npi 316
dmc 831: npi 315
dmc 926: npi 922
dmc 3768: npi 324


Laurie in Iowa said...

Congrats on finishing your Little Red R sampler... it looks fabulous. Spring is a wonderful time of the year... Enjoy!

Siobhán said...

Congratulations on the finish, Dona! I love it. I enjoyed your spring pics, too.

Margaret said...

Beautiful flowery tree! And flowers too! Congratulations on finishing the Little Red R -- looks fabulous! And congrats on Rafa winning! He was fantastic! Like I said, he's back!!!!

Melissa said...

Love the little Red R sampler! Would you mind sharing your NPI conversion?

The spring flowers are lovely. It is my favourite season out in the garden. It's almost like Christmas seeing surprises pop up - maybe that's an indication of my memory these days!

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish Dona!! I just love this sampler!! :)

mainely stitching said...

Just have to come out of lurking to say "WOW!" your photos are stunning.

Melissa said...

Dona, thank you so much for sharing your NPI conversion!

Michelle said...

The cuttings from your garden are lovely - what fun to do that. And your finish is beautiful! Congratulations.

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