Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Trip to the River

Took a quick trip to our "getaway house" on the Wisconsin River to check on spring's progress out there.  Much to my delight, I found Bluebells and Trillium in full bloom in the woods leading down to the river bank......however, I also discovered MOSQUITOES!!!!!  In full bloom as well!!  Not what I had hoped for at all !!!!  So I took a few quick pics and beat a hasty retreat up the hill to the house.Happily, the nasty little buggers stayed in the woods and I was able to enjoy a few stolen moments of stitching on the deck.  I'm am working on a new concept for this year's Chessie's Club ( available thru Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI) , but I couldn't resist pulling out my "Mary Wighams" quaker piece and adding a few more stitches.  I'm soooo close to finally finishing , I can almost see it framed!!
  Enjoy the day and try to fit in a little stitching truely is soul soothing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Willow continued

I returned home after a joyful 3 days of stitching, glueing, cutting, laughing, shopping and eating, feeling refreshed and renewed. Having spent time with this wonderful group of like minded women, I feel ready to go back to the drawing board and work on new designs!!!

My view into the garden, finally bursting with spring, also makes my creative juices flow.  Spring has been a long time coming this year...let's hope it's finally here!!! 

Willows & Blooms Weekend

Spent a wonderful weekend teaching and taking classes in Spring Green , WI  at the Country Sampler.  On Friday I taught my " Unfinished Sampler " and then on Saturday actually got to work on Maggie Bonanomi's projects!!  What fun !!  One of her projects was a paper geranium...which we completed in class(quite an accomplishment for a "stitcher").  Mine will reside under a lovely glass clouch...protected from the inquisitive paws of my furry friends!!