We've lost some plants due to the unusually harsh winter for this area. At the same time, I was surprised by how well some plants have done though while others have died. I have 3 tree peonies and they're all doing great! Even my one delphinium survived. I could never grow delphiniums at my old place but here, I planted one last summer and it was a giant. I will have to post pictures of it this summer.
Now for some stitchy progress on Ellen Birdseye.
Andrea, I think, asked me about the floss colours I am using for this. I will list them when I am finished as I may change things as I go.
I will be stitching on This is the Day this week (SAL with Joanie) so I am looking forward to that. But most of all I am looking forward to the 4 day Easter weekend. I feel like the stranded man in the desert crawling towards the oasis.
Oh, I almost forgot! My dear pal Jane has given me an award a few days ago. Thank you Jane!
Jane has a fabulous blog - wonderful stitching and wonderful photos to show them off. She was one of my earliest stitching email buddies so I feel very honoured that she gave me this award.
Now, I should pass this onto four other people. As usual, it's hard to pick a few out of such a wonderful group of stitchers as yourselves. In no particular order :
- Karen of Simply Stitching. Karen might not realize this but she cracks me up with her honest accounting of her WIP's. Karen and I have emailed each other off and on but I've never asked her if she is an accountant, or has accountant-tendencies! She has wonderful stitching on her blog.
- Sue of Wee Bird. Sue and I form bookends geographically in Canada. I'm on the west coast and she's on the east, but that's not really the reason. I can't remember really how I met Sue and again here is someone who makes me laugh. Her enthusiasm is contagious and I don't know how many group blog things she has set up this year already!
- Annemarie of Orts and Ends. Again, I don't remember how I met Annemarie but we were emailing for awhile (note the hint of a guilt trip here?) I enjoy her blog for her writing as well as her stitching.
- Last, but not least is Leena. She was my first blog buddy and she is just a sweet person. Her stitching is just beautiful - I can attest to that by having the honour of owning one of her stitched pieces.
Until next time, happy stitching, and "bring on the chocolate bunnies!"