Friday, March 22, 2013

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Yeah, sure, it snowed today (not where I live, but just north of me). Doesn't matter. It's SPRING!! The trees are all blooming, the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing (to make some honey just for me....)

Plus, I adore Daylight Saving Time. I don't know why we aren't always on Daylight Saving Time. I get home from work between 7 and 7:30. The longer it's lighter, the better! Mornings are for staying in bed and drinking tea, IMHO. =)

The Sparkly Compote of Decree was in a Springy mood on the first day of Spring as well, as it bequeathed me with this:
This is the very first Mystery that Chatelaine did! It's actually now entitled Summer Afternoon. I started it when it was a mystery, on this shocking color of linen.

Two days before, the SCOD gave me White as Snow! This was a class I took probably almost 15 years before, and I don't believe I've touched it since. In fact, I could barely bring myself to touch it this time. After a few backstitches, I put it down. Life's too short to work on a project you're not in love with.

If you, however, are interested in a sparkly pulled thread kit, or learning pulled thread, this might be the thing for you. Leave a comment and I'll send you the kit (it includes linen, Kreinik pearl braid and perle cotton). If more than one person wants it, say by Sunday afternoon, I'll do a drawing. I'm willing to ship internationally.

Edited to add: The giveaway is closed! I'll be sending the kit to Angela as soon as I get her address. Thank you for entering!

There's a giveaway there in all that blather. Leave a comment if you'd like the kit for the last project shown.


Angela CG said...

I am a new follower and so far I am enjoying reading and looking at your progress. I would love to learn pulled thread. Thank you for the chance.

Annette-California said...

Your Summer Afternoon is beautiful. I love the fabric your stitching it on. Gorgeous!
love Annette

cucki said...

Sweet stitching and lovely fabric
Happy spring x

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

I think your shocking coloured fabric goes great with the colours already stitched on it. Would love to see this one grow:)
I totally agree about the motivation needed to stitch a piece,making ones self do it is just too hardmand not a all what stiching for relaxation is about IMHO.

Topcho said...

Lol, I agree. morning is for staying in bed ! :D And I love this shocking fabric :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

Its not spring here yet!!! Winter is a little reluctant to give up her hold this year!

I love that shocking fabric colour!!!

Sherrie said...

Hi Heather,
I like your "shocking" color. It's very pretty. Thanks for stopping by my place. Come back and see the winter storm aftermath. lol Have a great day!

P.S. Would love to be in your drawing.

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