Monday, February 15, 2010

A Finish for Valentine's, Plans for Mardi Gras & Looking Forward to Independence Day

For Valentine's Day, I have my first finish of 2010.

"Be Mine" by The Sampler Girl
over 2-threads on 28-count Cafe Mocha Country French Linen

using Crescent Colors Cupid

I enjoyed stitching this piece on Valentine's Day while watching the first season of All Creatures Great and Small on DVD (courtesy of our wonderful local library). It is a really great series, cannot wait to stitch to the other 6 seasons.

To finish "Be Mine", I plan to brew a pot of strong black tea tomorrow to soak my finishing fabric (and make a pitcher of iced tea -- yes, Southerners do drink iced tea in the winter).

Mardi Gras is tomorrow and we will celebrate with a final piece of king cake before the beginning of the Lenten season. Since I have come down with a full-blown cold today, I don't plan to attend the parades tomorrow. DS is hoping I change my mind, but while the weather is bright and sunny it is still cold (by NOLA standards - highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s) breezy and damp -- not a good combination when you have a cold.

I will be preparing for Independence Day 2010 by stitching Heart in Hand's "Sweet Land of Liberty". Thanks Ranae for sharing your original chart with me.

I did not mean to "skip" over Easter, but I do not have any specific Easter project yet. I am looking for an Easter lamb chart (or maybe LHN's Love One Another or Mosey & Me's Ewe-phoric freebie). Any other suggestions?

Achoooooo! Time to make some hot tea with honey and go to bed.
Thanks for stopping by, please come back again!


  1. Be Mine is beautiful! How fun that you stitched it with Cupid - such a pretty color. Enjoy Land of Liberty.

    Hope you cold gets better soon!

  2. Cute finish! Hope you're feeling better soon.

  3. Nancy -- Thanks, I liked the color in the LNS and when I saw the name decided to use it to stitch for Valentine's.

    Carolyn - Thanks, I am hoping this cold is of short duration, but at least there is no school this week.