Apr 15, 2009

AW SHUCKS

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!

17 comments:

  1. Will you accept one more birthday wish, albeit a bit on the late side? If so, happy belated birthday and may you have many happy returns of the day.

    Your bunny is charming! And that border does add just the right amount of zing!

    As for the weather in Hoosierville, all I can say is, "C'mon, Spring!"

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  2. I'm so glad you had a lovely birthday, Coni! Sorry my wishes are belated, but with the level of enjoyment your blog brings me, you can be sure they are heartfelt! Love the bunny finish, too!

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  3. Your Easter Parade is beautiful.

    Wheat berries, ah, you are in for a treat. They have a nutty sorta of flavor with a chewy texture.

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  4. Sorry I missed your birthday Coni, hope you had a great time. Easter Parade looks gorgeous, yet another one on my 'to do' list.

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  5. Oh, I just love Easter Parade. He's so cute! I think finishing him as a pillow would be wonderful and you are so right about that border. It's perfect for it!

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  6. The bunny is a beauty! The border really finishes it....I get like you do towards the end....and if I have large amounts of unpicking to do!

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  7. Thank you for your return wishes to us. I do so look forward to your bits of wisdom!
    Your bunny (Easter Parade) is lovely too.

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  8. I love the bunny! Love the colours, flowers, border, fabric! So delicate and cute. :)

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  9. ooooo -- luv your Easter Parade!!

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  10. I love your version of this piece, I love this piece period.

    I stitched this one a couple of years ago over 1 and it is in my scrapbook.

    Thank you for your kind words about my stitching collection. :o)

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  12. Easter parade is lovely, congratulations. I'm glad you had a lovely birthday

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  13. So glad that you had a nice birthday celebration and I just LOVE your BBD finish! :D

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  14. I am really glad you had a great birthday! I envy you having a sister to share special occasions with, the two of you are certainly lucky.

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  15. That is one cute bunny, and a pillow would be perfect. Thanks for sharing. I haven't been here in a while and had a good look around and a few giggles. Hope you get spring more consistently soon! Good luck with the garden too.

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  16. Coni, there is something on my blog (Friday 17th April) for you and Stewie.

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  17. Ina never makes anything bad...haven't you heard that you always eat a fat girl's food first?! LOL! That's why my food is always gone at pitch ins...they get a load of what I bring in and flock to it! :)
    You ought to search her recipies for Coconut Jam Thumbprint Cookies...FABULOUS...I make them for Christmas gifts...excellent...and besides it IS Friday!
    You are right that border makes - imho - the Rabbit come to life.
    A pillow would be pretty, maybe some scrappy piecing aroud it...in purple and green paisley...pretty...

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