Monday, March 21, 2011

Ahhh, Spring - an Update

It's here, the calendar says so :) We turned the A/C on Saturday, so that makes it more official than the calendar, though we did turn it on this time because it was 88 in the house and we couldn't stand it any longer, as opposed to because of the pollen and Little Kid's allergies - so far, it's not been bad, though the pines are getting ready to pop, I think :(


Also - Super Moon Saturday night - which isn't a new thing, but it musta been a slow news day, since it was suddenly all over the 'net ( and I assume Japan is all taken care of, too, since the goings-on in Libya are the #1 story now, it seems). (See, we shoulda taken care of that psycho 20 years ago.) Anyway, IF I had a camera that would allow ME to focus, I could actually take pictures of the moon - gotta get a DSLR - or buy film again (I assume you can still get it?) and takes my chances with the old Minolta...


And we're walking...

So, I motored on through Haunted Library this past week - which included almost not stitching until Wednesday - don't ask me what I was doing Monday & Tuesday, I don't remember now (CRS strikes again); I just know I was busy and sat down about 9:00, only to get up and go to bed early... The first week of the time change always has me completely screwed up. So anyway, I got the stitching part done Thursday night, and started putting beads on. And finished them Friday :) I love putting beads on:


Saturday, I made Terrie's pinkeep out of her Halloween ornie that she stitched - I think it turned out really cute, with the addition of a snake-skin textured metallic ribbon :) I bought 4-5 spools of stuff, and that was the one I liked the best, though I did have to run back to Hobby Lobby for bigger beads - I didn't have enough big ones that matched. Because I need a legitimate excuse to go to HL.


I also got a little bit of work in on Tanglewood, though I only had 2 actual lunches last week, so not much, barely photo-worthy, really...


And as promised in weeks past, I got Lyne's sampler out, and started cranking on it. I will try to work on this to completion, with as few breaks as I can manage. Or until the Kreinik in the bells (2 strands w/1 of floss, I might add) drives me right over that edge I've been teetering on :) Though, actually, with judicious knotting, I've been managing the Kreinik, even normal stitch lengths of 18" or so - we'll see if the luck holds...


In other news, my little boy turns 18 this week. How on earth is that even possible? It's been quite the journey for me and my mini-me (I don't care what anyone says, he's definitely MY kid); from colic and teething, to using his head to test the toughness of every doorknob in the place, to jumping off the 5' wall and other daredevil activities, to thousands of miles driven in pursuit of the perfect soccer game. Laughing and tickling, wrestling and playing in the water, arguing, grounding, being proud of his achievements, and embarrassing him in front of his friends almost as often as I've been the butt of his jokes. Now it's almost time for him to move on to something else, to the next part of his life. Here, son, let me help you pack :)

He hates this picture - I make sure to show it to all the girls he brings home :)

That's the news - keeping on keeping on!


4 comments:

Marlene said...

Thats a great photo of your son, and you brought him up well a Johnson's boy!!

marylin said...

your blog very beautiful !
marylin FRANCE

Nadia said...

I saw that moon at the w/e...didn't get a pic either. But now it's still light out and we get to do the clock thing this coming week - seems spring is well and truly here!

Cathy said...

Haunted Library looks great. I love Joan Elliott's designs also. I have alot in my stash but not of th fairies in your lust list.