Sunday, April 26, 2009

End of Week and Weekend Update

Since my last post I've been very busy. With the beautiful warm (almost HOT) weather it was hard to stay in and just stitch. I think Tracy has Spring Fever too since he was the one who wanted to venture out but more about that later. First my two finishes for the week.

Finishes....

"BOO Club" Double Flip by Lizzie Kate

The first of the Double Flips is now done (except for the buttons). This is really a fun one and much easier to stitch on the 32 count linen than the Christmas one on the opalescent fabric. I don't think I will frame this one but make it into a wall hanging if I can find the perfect fabric to back it.

"May Stamp" by Lizzie Kate
Guess you could call this week "Lizzie Kate Week" LOL. I just love this months stamp and have some really fun projects almost ready for the May Seasonal Shelf. Only one more stamp to do for June and I'll have them all finished.
Spring Fever.....
With the temps in the low to mid 90's it was almost more like Summer than Spring but still pleasant enough to be out and about. On Thursday afternoon Tracy got restless and wanted to know if I needed to go anywhere. I was not sure since I knew we were going out the next day for his doctor's appointment so I said I really didn't need to go anywhere. He then suggested we go ahead and go to Michael's to get the stiff I needed for the Seasonal Shelf and then have a early dinner. Who could refuse that, not me. I think we must have spent a hour and a half in Michael's with him wanting to go up and down all the aisles (what a shopper he is). We found some really neat stuff and had a really fun time.
Friday we had to be up early for his check up appointment. It was a little cooler but still a beautiful day. Being that we live in a small apartment with no yard we both miss planting and have flowers so we settle for looking at all the lovely landscaping at the resorts on the strip. Since the spring flowers are now in full bloom off to the strip we went. After a wonderful lunch at Outback we started walking to to Belliago and taking pictures along the way. You can see them in my webshots album (link in sidebar). The pictures below are a few from the conservatory at the Belliago. It was not as pretty as some of the displays but still nice. It was divided up into different types of gardens, French, Japanese, English and Italian with the Butterfly habitat in a potting shed.


Entrance to Conservatory.
This is the French garden and water is flowing on the outside of the ball



This is the butterfly habitat. It is a glass potting shed and is full of butterflies.










I just love these critters. The snail's shell is all done with rose buds.
Now that Tracy's days off are over I can again rest and sit and stitch. I have started my second stitched piece for the seasonal shelf and hope to have it finished tomorrow so I can get back to "Tea and Stitches" and maybe even put some stitches in "Celtic Spring". I also have had my arm twisted to teach a online Hardanger class for my ILCS Yahoo group so will start looking into charts and instructions for that. I haven't done much Hardanger in the past few years so need to brush up on it.
Until Next Time....Have a good week with lots of good stitching time.







16 comments:

Sadie said...

Very cool stitching Rene. I think that the May stamp is my favourite of them all. The Bellagio conservatory looks so lovely, sounds like you both had a great time.

Kelly said...

Love all your stitching Rene as usual lol.
Thank you for sharing the pics from The Bellagio, they are so good.
xxxx

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Congratulations on your finish and Beautiful Photos too...

Take care & Happy Stitching

cricket said...

Wow that is sooo cool!!!! I love your stitching too!!! Where are the frogs? Mine have been outside these past few days enjoying the sunshine and heat. LOL Hugs
Nancy Cricket Tucket La Frog II

Gabi said...

Lovely stitching Rene. And thanks for sharing the pictures from Belliago. They are simply stunning.

Donna said...

Beautiful stitching. And I love the pictures at the resort.
Where are more pics of the new grandbaby?

Mel said...

Lovely stitching.
The conservatory at the Bellagio is so pretty!

Trecie said...

Your flip it is really cute.I always enjoy the pictures from the conservatory. I love the wonderful ideas they come up with. Will look forward to taking your Hardanger class Sign me up LOL.

Kathy said...

Great progress on the Halloween piece. And I absolutely LOVE the May block! The colors are wonderful.

Meari said...

Congrats on your finishes, Rene. The photos of the conservatory are gorgeous!

jennilynn said...

Congrats on your finishes, Rene. It sounds like you had a fun 2 days.

Cindy F. said...

Good job on your pretty finishes!
and love the pics of the conservatory!

Kim said...

The finishes look great and it sounds like you had a nice weekend. It was hot here too(high 80s)which I dislike but now it is suppose to rain all week..great stitching weather! Love the lizzie kate theme!

Nancy said...

Great stitching! Love the lady bug, you posted that just for me, right?

htimcj said...

Great stitching.
Heidi-ILCS

too_busy_to_stitch said...

I just love those Boo Club designs - I'm not meant to be buying anything, as I'm hardly stitching, but I think I HAVE to get these done - I've got a couple of them ready to go, and a wonderful piece of purple fabric that I just have to stitch on....