Well, let me just say that I am tickled pink that y'all took your time to say hello to lill' ol' me and wish me a happy birthday. Thank you, my dear stitchy friends! It was simply lovely to hear from you. I hope that you have as nice a day as I had and that all of your birthday wishes for 2009 come true. (I'll let you know when mine do.) (Ooooh, look! There's me, being an optimist! I said WHEN! and not IF! Woo Hoo for me!)
I finished Blackbird Design's "Easter Parade" tonight. I have to say that I'm glad I didn't flake out and not stitch the border. It does really complete it. I wish I could get myself out of that lazy mode, but every time I near the end of a piece I start bargaining with myself as to when it's really finished. (You know....well, I'll just put this last flower on and then see how it looks without all of the letters....that kind of thing.) I originally thought I would frame this, but that linen is just soooo pretty. Perhaps a pillow? If I could find a pretty paisley fabric for the back of it, I just might consider a pillow finish for this one.
Ron White is blathering away on the tee vee and Stewey is laughing his little heiney off. I'm pretty sure that he doesn't understand most of it, but it sure is funny to hear him laugh. If you've ever seen a "Charlie Brown" special and heard Snoopy laugh, you know exactly what Stewey sounds like. Considering it's already an hour past his bedtime, he should be pretty happy that I'm letting it go unnoticed (just this once). He was a good boy today and didn't bark once at the animal extravaganza in the back yard, so I'm letting him have a little treat with some extra Comedy Central tonight.
Spring was back briefly today, and I'm hoping that we might have a lovely weekend coming up. I am determined to get the garage cleaned out and the patio ready for summer, and Aunt Chrissy is going to build me a vegetable garden! I asked her to do this for me for my birthday, and she and her boss are going to build a raised planter box that I can futz around with. I'm thinking tomatoes, peppers, and some lovely lettuces, but considering I have never actually grown anything before, I will defer to the experts. Fortunately, here in Hoosierville, we have a lot of folks that know about this sort of thing, so methinks it will be farm fresh produce all summer long! Woo Hoo!
I watched Ina make a wonderful wheat berry salad today, so I am off to the market tomorrow in search of wheat berries. I have no freakin' idea what a wheat berry tastes like, but considering it's mixed with a lot of veggies and a nice vinaigrette, I suppose it will be just dandy.
So that's it from Chez Spinster tonight. I hope that you had a fabulous day and that your little corner of the world is all you want it to be tomorrow!