Thursday, May 24, 2012


Hello Friends!
I Monday my post was looking forward to a great week and I have to say that I have not been disappointed.
Dinner and catching up with friends, buying some smaller size clothes, treats in the mail....I am a lucky girl.
This is what landed in my mailbox today.

Barbara over at The Wicked Stitcher passed this wonderful chart to me. Hop on over to her blog to see her wonderful finish.
Also last Saturday Myra left this same stitched piece at Spring Robin for framing when we went to Salisbury. So this design has been top of mind for me.
I did some stash diving and came up with a piece of 28ct Meadow Rue Lakeside Linen and all but 3 of the fibers. I think you will be seeing another WIP here soon.
I also won 5 free Zumba classes. What a great surprise.

This is the last peony of the season. I didn't get a good pic and now this bloom is fading.
I am going to go back to stash diving and floss fondling now. Binx is feeling very neglected :)
How are your long weekend plans going? I am still working on what kind of trouble we can find locally. The ACC baseball tournament is in Greensboro, I might be ready for another ball game. I will keep you posted.

Sweet Dreams!

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robindefender said...

I just ordered the fibers for this pattern myself! Ha, but I haven't even thought about whether I have a good fabric for it. WHoops. Have a great weekend, whatever you decide to do!

Myra said...

You are going to love stitching Penny. I did mine in Dmc but the overdyes will sure be pretty. Have a great weekend!

carol fun said...

I love this piece and I will be adding it to my stash in the near future.I'm planning on staying close to home this weekend. We have a big Taste of Cincinnati downtown and I'm going to eat myself silly on Sunday. Hope you have a great weekend!

Patty C. said...

Ooo I love this chart (Penny America)
Looking forward to watching your progress ;)

Christina said...

'Stash diving and floss fondling' what a great hobby! And a fabulous blog title too! ;0)

Jan said...

What an exciting new project. Have fun starting it! No long weekend sadly in Australia and 5months away from peonies. What a beautiful peony you have in your garden!

Carol said...

I just love that chart--how nice of Barb to send it to you, Chris. Can't wait to follow along on your stitching journey :)

Have a lovely weekend!

Penny said...

That was so sweet of Barb! This is one of my favorites, and I can't wait to see your stitching. :)

marly said...

This weekend I'm putting down mulch and trying to sweat off the 2# Cadbury bar I just ate. Enjoy yours in your smaller clothes!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I need to get Penny America out this weekend. Such a beautiful pattern. I think it's going to be beautiful on the Meadow Rue!

Elaine said...

Look forward to seeing this one Chris is such a beautiful chart.
It;s a gorgeous day here so I;m planning a trip to the garden centre, visit the MIL, then I will have the rest of the week-end to stitch, stitch , stitch,yay!

Veronica said...

How nice of Barb to pass you the chart. I look forward to your WiP. It's a pretty design for sure.


Mindi said...

Mmmm, dangerous, I have this chart and absolutely love it, but had pushed it to the back of my mind. I really need to finish other things before starting something new.

Anne said...

Sounds like an excellent day!! Lots of great goodies! New chart, new clothes, free zumba classes!! Way to go Chris!!!

Karoline said...

Sounds like a great week, that's a lovely project I'm not surprised you want to start it straight away

MoonBeam said...

Something a little sad about the last peony, isn't there?
Mine are definitely on the way out. They got battered pretty hard last night by 2.5 hours of very welcome rain.

Have a great rest of this special weekend.


Catherine said...

Looking forward to seeing you bring Penny America to life! Sounds like you have been really enjoying life!! Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Lynn said...

Penny America is such a great design. I know you're going to enjoy stitching this one!
I can't believe your peonies have already bloomed. Mine are planted on the north side of the house and so far I just have buds. From the looks of it they should bloom in the next week.