What a fun weekend!! Saturday, since Todd was on shift, I spent some time with the young Panter family. June and Kim were out and about, so James, Sawyer and I went to lunch at Burger King ...
And then I went back to their home and spent the afternoon and evening. Such a fun little family!!
I can't get over how quickly June is growing! She's such a happy, bubbly little thing -- and she's definitely got her daddy wrapped around her little finger!
I shared pictures of a promising spring at the camp on Friday ... today I have pictures of a winter wonderland! At least, what passes as winter wonderland in North Alabama in March:
The flurries were non-stop from Friday evening through Saturday, but we never saw more than a dusting on the trees and a bit on the ground where the leaves were.
Still, it was very pretty and sure did make Sawyer smile! He sang "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" all day long!
As I drove out of the camp on Saturday, I noticed that the snow was sticking to the spider's webs in the little trees along the drive. It's hard to see in the picture, but it sure was gorgeous and lacy!
I wish I could have gotten a better capture! And how timely it was ... I'd just finished up my beaded spider on my CQ block . . .
And I've got the beading finished on my matching pin cushion, too. I hope to have lesson 6 finished up today.
Boy, there is a LOT more to bead embellishing than I'd have imagined. When I first purchased the beads I've got, I thought they were SO small. Little (pardon the pun) did I know! I definitely need some teeny-tinier beads to do the things I want to do! My fabric stash may not get too much more enhancing ... I'll be too busy enhancing my collection of embellishments!!!
And speaking of beaded spiders, I think Ellie may already have caught the embroidery bug ... she's definitely showing great interest in my stitching . . .
She's a tactile person, like me, and loves to get a sense of something by touching it. She rubbed all the metallic flowers and made little 'oooh' and 'aaahs' as she did. I love this one as she pulls my stitching up close, for true inspection:
Oh yeah, we'll be getting her started at an early age!
After being so ambititious with my March goals, I decided I'd better go ahead and get the hoop out and get working on the wedding quilt. For starters, I just plan to stitch-in-the-ditch around each of the blocks. I don't know where (or if) I'll go from there. So far I've got four blocks done . . .
One forty-six more to go! Who knows, I could actually finish this up this month! Bahahaa!!
The theme for this month's doll swap is 'animals'. My swap partner loves cats and cardinals (just like me)!
Since I already have that beautiful cardinal print, I thought it might be fun to use it. And since it is March, I figured that an Irish Chain block would be the perfect setting! I'll have to go through my stash and see what I can do to put this EQ mock-up into being.
I also have been wanting to do a table topper piece for Cindy, the owner of Grand Oak Retreat, to match her gate (my design--see HERE and HERE).
These two are my top favorite colorscapes. I really did want to include the bars from the gate -- and so the openings are blue. I think I prefer the batik over the other, but I haven't quite decided yet. Any thoughts?
So that's what's going on here ... I should do a stash report (because I do have stuff to report!) but I'm not ready yet, so perhaps I'll update with that on Wednesday! Today I'm linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times and Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts!