Hi friends! How are you? The grass is greening up here. My perennials are popping up too. I have been slowly, but surely getting the flower beds cleaned up on the non-rainy days.
Back in September I stitched Lizzie Kate's Flora McSample Heart Sampler. I searched thrift shops for a few months for a suitable frame. Never found one I liked. A few months back I went to Hobby Lobby. I found what I am calling a candle screen. On clearance! It is metal. It was black with rust/distressing. Not my kind of thing at all. BUT! I had visions of what it could be. So after a few gentle reminders ;) Brian sanded it down for me. And then he painted it a cream color. Madeleine offered to paint the little flowers on top. :) I am quite pleased with how it turned out. AND.... I finished off the Heart Sampler to hang there! This is in our front room, next to the very pale pink bench. Not sure you can tell it is pale pink in this picture. The walls are cream.
I have been busy sewing. I will have those valances for the front room completed on Sunday. I am waiting for the aluminum cover buttons to go on 50% off at JoAnn. I just picked up some chocolate colored ribbon at Michael's. I could not find what I wanted at JoAnn. I am hoping to finish the valances off quickly. I also made two chocolate colored table runners for an end table and my Auntie Ethel's cedar chest in the front room. Pictures soon! :)
I read The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis last week. I enjoy Beverly's books. I have read every single one. However, I had this one all figured out and knew what was coming the whole way. Didn't like that. Not that her books are mysteries, they are not. Still.
Emerson is going to prom tomorrow! A friend/girl asked him! Just like his Dad. HA! They will have a very nice time, I am sure. :)
This is a beautiful orchid Brian bought me a month ago.
Beading and praying,