Sunday, March 09, 2014

spring forward . . .

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Did you (in the U.S.) remember to
I strongly dislike losing the hour of sleep, but I love the daylight added to the end of the day!  :)

My 15 Minutes report is nothing special this week . . .
I got the mug rug finished off (and sent), worked on something new, and then fizzled out for the rest of the week.  I had some sort of 48-hour virus Thursday and Friday and Saturday was so beautiful, we spent most of the morning outdoors with Sawyer and June and their mommy and daddy.  Then we celebrated all our March birthdays last night.  It was such fun -- I'm again so grateful that our children and their families live close by!

My stash report isn't anything to speak of this week either:
I added that FQ bundle of Kona solids and that's (enough) it!

And then finally, for today's stitching, I'm looking at my March Hex Lab.  We were given three options--all of which are flowers from Down Under.  I love the look of the "wattle", which I'd never heard of before:
Isn't that beautiful? There's some fly stitching, stem stitching, fishbone stitching, and a feather stitch -- so a nice variety.  And most are stitches I've worked before. Mind you, that's the sample piece, definitely not mine!

Here's the template we're given to work with . . .
I love the difference between the template and the finished product!  Sure is room for a whole lot of stitching.

Linking up today's post to the Stash Report at Patchwork Times and Kathy's Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching linky party.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing!

:)

13 noted . . .:

Quilter Kathy said...

The wattle looks like fun... and I love it's name!
Enjoy your Sunday... thanks for linking up!

Needled Mom said...

That stitching is so pretty. I love all of the different stitches you got to use in it.

Dee Dee said...

Sorry you were sick and so glad you are feeling better. I ilke all the beads that you will be using on your wattle.

Teresa in Music City said...

Glad you are feeling better and were able to enjoy such a fun day with your loved ones :*) Sometimes we have to take a break - I often do on weekends. Love the wattle stitchery!!! I've never heard of it, but it sure is lovely :*)

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

The wattle hexagon is wonderful, can't wait to see your version. I also am grateful for the extra daylight, even though we lost an hour today, we will get it back this fall.

sophie said...

I love the Wattle, too, it's a great combination of threads and stitches. I forgot about springing forward until after I woke up, looked at my cell phone on the bedside table and was surprised it was later than I thought. Sigh ...

Kate said...

Some weeks are just that way. Hopefully this week will be better for you.

Love the Wattle stitchery. Very pretty.

StitchinByTheLake said...

The time has changed and I have survived. :) I got to do some hand stitching this week but now that my husband is home from the mission trip it's once more too cold in my sunroom to do that (we are polar opposites when it comes to a comfortable temperature!) so I' going to head back to my sewing room to do some machine work where I have an extra heater to turn on. :) blessings, marlene

Catherine Shepherd said...

That embroidery is gorgeous! It looks like it has beading on it, as well. Looking forward to seeing your version of it.

Deb A said...

That is so pretty and looks so much different from your template! Glad you are on the mend and have a nice extra day to relax before the week begins again.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That wattle is so gorgeous! What are you going to do with it?

Sorry you weren't feeling well ... Glad you're feeling better now.

The time change doesn't bother me much ... Maybe because I so rarely get a good night's sleep ... Maybe I'm used to being shortchanged on sleep and to adjusting quickly. ;-). I certainly love the later sunset!

Janet O. said...

Sounds like a full week--illness included!
What a beautiful stitched piece. I'm sure yours will be just as nice. Can't wait to see it. Will you use the same colors?

Sarah said...

It certainly was nice to come home to blue skies last night but I miss my morning get-me-out-of-bed sunshine :( Can't wait to see you work on the wattle. such an interesting mix of embroidery and beads...