Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I am tied up in knots with empty nest syndrome but there is a light at the end of the tunnel

No photos today . . . DH took the camera to a golf tournament.

I am working on the bullion knots for the five roses on "Mother's TLC" -- I am hoping more practice will do the trick since they are looking pretty pitiful.  Once I get the knot down, I have to practice the rose shape (how many threads over, curving the knots, etc.).  I think it works better to start in the middle and work out, but would appreciate any suggestions from any one who has experience with bullions, especially using them in roses.

Our baby birds have flown the nest.  They have not gone far -- I have seen them in the trees and powerlines.  Hoping DH will pressure wash the porch on Friday morning - that corner has gotten pretty dirty.

DS will be marking a major milestone later this week.  Here is a hint . . .


  1. Ooooh...Arrow of Light...big deal! Congrats to him!

  2. I have never done bullions, so I can be of absolutely no help. I think it's a little sad that the babies have flown the nest. I always thought it was fun to watch them grow. And Congratulations to your son!!!

  3. It's a little sad that the birdies are gone but hey, it's still spring, maybe there will be more. I'd be happy to have that gook off my porch too! Congrats to your son!

  4. Ahhhhh.... Arrow of Light. My son Tyler got it and is now working on Eagle! Congrats to your son and be sure and show us some pictures.

  5. What an accomplishment for you son - congratulations.

    Stephanie - you are the winner of the beat up Spring chart. I need your snail mail address.

    send it to me on my e-mail - simplystitching@gmail.com