Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Goodbye Feb - Hello March

Goodbye February.....

February was a great month for sports fans (and I am one) starting with the Superbowl and ending with the Olympics with NASCAR starting in between. You know I had my butt parked in front of the TV for all the excitement. I will say our neighbors to the North did a fantastic job with the Olympics and should be very proud.

Hello March....

March Seasonal Shelf
Growing up in rural N Calif March was one of our favorite months. It meant Spring was just around the corner and it was time to bring out the kites. Also the grass was turning green and we could get some cardboard boxes and make slides on the hills. I wonder if kids still do these things.
A Date....
Tracy and I had our usual "Date" last Thursday and we had a great time. Went to the LNS, the Conservatory at the Belliago, saw the NASCAR car hauler parade and out to a yummy dinner at Outback. We also got lucky at the slots and came home with some extra pennies in our pockets. We were both worn out by the time we got home and slept in really late on Friday.
Year of the Tiger


Some of the hundreds of Orchids


Horse made of mirrors and gold in Lobby

Display behind Check-In counter


WIP's......
I really didn't get as much stitching as usual done in February but should get back on track in March. I now have pages 1 & 2 finished on AQC and am working on getting pages 4&5 done before moving on to pages 3&6. I'll have a updated picture later this week as I get another page finished.
"Home of a Needleworker (too)"
I finally finished the House and am about half done with this one. I didn't think I was ever going to finish the windows and door but was easy to stitch while watching the Olympics.

A Finish....
"All Dolled Up-Snowman" by Little House Needleworks
Stitched on 28count Pear Gray Cashel
with Crescent Colours, DMC and Mill Hill Beads
This little guy kept calling to me and since I got the CC thread needed I had to answer the call over the weekend. I had promised myself I would start anything new until I had a finish but I just couldn't resist any longer. I have the charts and fabric for the first two ornaments in the series but still need to pull the threads for them.
That's about it for me for now and I'm sure I have rambled on enough so....
Until Next Time....Have a great week with lot of Stitching time

22 comments:

Shelley said...

I think of you everytime I watch the races. Wish we could yell at the tv together, lol!

Your WIPs look great. Can't wait to see your progress on AQC.

Bellagio has such wonderful displays. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Carolyn NC said...

Nice progress on everything and such a cute finish! Pictures look wonderful!

stitchingpoppy said...

WOW!! great progress! love the pic's. hugs lou

Sadie said...

Beautiful stitching Rene :-)
I love your seasonal shelf, I think it is such a great idea.
Sounds like date night was fun too.
I was glued to the Olympics also, don't know where I will get my 'hot men in lycra' fix now. That could be a dangerous thing to type into a google search! LOL
Look forward to seeing AQC :-)

Katrien said...

cute snowman.
Your shelf looks great!

Cindy in MA said...

I love your shelf. Wish I was half as creative as you are. The snowman is adorable. I have a thing for snowpeople also.I am also a NASCAR fan(Go Tony)& now baseball is starting which is my other passion so I will be getting alot of stitching done while watching.

Carissa said...

Seasonal shelf is so nice. I didn't get much stitching in Feb either between my Mom's visit & the Olympics, so I'm ready to get back to it too!

I really love the "Home" piece and need to just break down and buy that one for myself.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful stitching as always.
Love your seasonal shelf.
Sounds like you had alot of fun!

Debbie Jo said...

Your seasonal shelf is adorable. I really do like Home of a Needleworker (its on my wish list). Your finish on All Dolled Up Snowman is precious. Thanks for sharing the pix at Belliago,they are o pretty. Always nice to have a night out and come home with a few extra pennies in your pocket!

Vicky L said...

I love your seasonal shelf. He's a Flake came out great. I am doing the series but in order. I am doing the Pear Tree this week. Very nice stitching work.

Emily said...

Your March shelf is great, love all the leprechauns and clovers. The snowman is really cute as well.

Nancy M said...

Your updates always remind me to change my LK monthly series (if I haven't done it already). Your stitching is cute, I just finished a LHN Snowflakes this week. I want to make it a flat fold.....I'll get it done for next winter!!

Rae Ann said...

It's always nice to see what your working on and what you have finished. I love the "Home of a Stitcher". Saw that chart and thought about getting it, bud well I didn't. Turned out real nice.
Rae

Kathy said...

He's a Flake turned out cute. I like the fabric you used. Love your March shelf too.

Home of a Needleworker is looking great too.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Your work is great, as always Rene! Love that snowman ornie. I love March too, for all the reasons that you say, and it's my birthday month, trala!

Donna said...

That snowman is so cute! Glad you and your hubby had a good time.

silentsgirl said...

These are lovely pieces, Rene. Sounds like you had a nice week.

Anne Sans Tete said...

gorgeous stitching. the house looks perfect & i love the snowman finish!

MaryT said...

Really great progress and love the finish

Frishawn said...

Gotta love the shelf!! I am so happy that March is shaping up to be a happy and very productive month for you. The pictures look great. I just want to jump in amoung the orchids. This "year of the metal tiger" is my eldest daughter's year. I was so happy to see your tiger. All of your stitching looks brilliant!! Keep up the great work.

Barb said...

Great stitching on everything. I like some sports, especially the Olympics. I had them on almost every night.

Meari said...

I always enjoy hearing about your "dates", Rene. Your stitching looks wonderful, and congrats on your finish. He's adorable.