Monday, April 09, 2012

Sugar Rush - an Update

Yep, it's that time of year again - chocolate as far as the eye can see. Though I don't really eat much of it myself, and the Big Kid doesn't that much, either. We did find Easter Smarties, though - those are one of my favorites :) The boys won't touch jelly beans, either, so none of those, except the Nerds ones that I will probably liberate around Wednesday :)

We had family down with us this past week, and it was a good time, though a certain grumpy dog I know might beg to differ - Grandma was in her chair (her command post) the whole time, so we had wandering dogs pouting, unless we were eating. The boys were at the lake with their Aunt P, and both are FRIED - I heard the water wasn't too bad once you got used to it, but I am just not going swimming in a lake in April, so I'll just take their word for it.

As for this week's stitching, there wasn't a lot, being busy visiting and everything. But I did finally get over the frog hump on Mary Wigham and mover her a bit along. The frogging took one night, and then putting back in what I took out - and then realizing how big that particular motif was, I'm glad I stopped where I did last fall! Here is the overall:

And here is the area I worked - that circular green & purple motif is the one I had to change colors on (the purple works MUCH better). There are initials in the middle of it, but you can't see them very well, they are that great BeLaced color that I have another motif done in that DOES show up :)

Saturday, in between running around and not having slept well the night before (thanks to whiney dogs), I was too tired to work on MW, so I got Rainforest Crunch out, and got 3 more blocks done on it :) LOVE these colors - I will be sad to see this thing done, especially knowing that if I sat down to work on it, I could have it done THIS WEEK - but I want it to last. Here's the top row, left half:

This week, I will keep Mary out for a bit longer, but I do want to get Halloween Quaker out somewhere along the way. I plan to go to stitch night tomorrow, and will probably finish up Florin (and start Guilder? Maybe :) ) - unless Rainforest calls to me. We are also expecting a cool down this week - only in the 60s on Wednesday or Thursday - I'll freeze after all the heat we've had! On that note, Happy Stitching this week to everyone!


Linda said...

Both pieces are looking good. Great job.


Jo said...

Your MW is much further on than mine, must have been in the air though as I picked mine up yesterday!

Love the Rainforest Crunch, it's fantastic.

Joysze said...

Kay, talk about a drool-worthy post! I can't get pass those flowers and then WHAM, i see pics of your stitching. :D