Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!

I spent quite a bit of time today trying to decide what to stitch. My conscience was telling me to work on MTM. It seemed like the most productive thing to do, as there are only 14 days left in the month. But, I didn't work on MTM. I suddenly picked up Passione Ricamo's A Christmas Spirit and dove right into working on this one. It had been ages since I last picked her up... January, maybe? Tonight she got her face :-) I didn't backstitch it yet, as I really can't due to her furry collar of her jacket touching her face... but her face is there and she has a lovely green eye :-) I am not sure what drove me to pick this up... after all, today is Easter, so why stitch a Christmas project? (And, didn't I just say last night that I don't stitch Christmas projects? I must have lied...). I didn't want this project to be neglected any longer, after all Jenn was so generous with gifting me with this chart a few months ago :-) I am stitching this on that ugly duckling Silkweaver jobelan solo that I received in my ill-fated Halloween Treat Bag... I couldn't just toss it away, and it is too blah to either to try sell it or even pass it to a friend. But, the bright colors in the design really help the fabric out a lot... tonight I realized that a more flamboyant fabric may have been distracting anyhow.

Another reason I picked this up today may well have been that Sue and I have had a few conversations about Passione Ricamo charts recently while I have visited her shop. Those conversations did renew my interest in having a Passione Ricamo project going in my rotation regularly too :-)

Happy Easter everyone! Karen emailed me this cute picture a couple of days ago, and told me to go ahead and put it in my blog... thanks Karen! I hope everyone had a wonderful day! We didn't do anything - Mike has never been much for celebrating Easter, and my Mom was busy today with church activities down in Massachusetts. No worries - I loved watching the Red Sox win and working on A Christmas Spirit... and I still have tomorrow off too for Patriot's Day (a Massachusetts holiday - yay for me, I work in Massachusetts)....

Stitched on today: A Christmas Spirit

11 comments:

Stitchie Kiwi said...

LOL! That's the best Easter picture I've seen ... really tickled my humour LOL

and good on you for stitching what you wanted to ... it's all about the pleasure, MTM won't go away ;)

Happy Easter to you too Carol!

Rowyn said...

Christmas Spirit is looking beautiful. Thanks for finding the name of the Needle Necessities thread for me! :-) Hope you enjoy the rest of your Easter break too.

AnneS said...

Haha, I got that piccie emailed to me last week too from someone else - cracks me up! Maybe you just needed something bright and cheery to stitch on, and PR did the trick for you - have to say, I think she looks great on that fabric! :D Glad you hear you've been enjoying your Easter break ... I have VC silks arriving soon hmmm - you're a very bad/good enabler/influencer LOL. Hopefully it won't be long before I can start Bordeaux Sampler with you :D {hugs} (I guess that means I'll have to re-jig my rotation again haha)

Isabelle said...

Such a cute and funny picture! It cracked me up :)
Enjoy your Easter Monday!

Jenn said...

That Easter picture was going around my office last week. It's such a cute one.

I think the fabric your using for A Christmas Spirit look nice. I can see some dark-ish tones with the fabric that (to me) look like they will bring out the gold in this piece.

Christine Doyle said...

Hee! Very cute!

Great start, Carol - I will be watching this one!

Katrina said...

hi Carol, isn't that bunny pic just too funny, lol.

its great to see you have picked up Christmas Spirit as I hope to make a start on PR's A Christmas Blessing very soon, just got to stitch and finish some exchange pieces first :)

Anna van Schurman said...

I think the fabric is perfect with that design!

Because I am extraordinarily precise, I did want to tell you that I recently learned Patriot's Day is also celebrated in Maine and parts of Wisconsin.

Jenna said...

Christmas Spirit is beautiful, as are all of her designs. I'm glad that you decided to spontaneously pick her up!

Heather said...

That gave Mum and I a good laugh, thanks Carol.

Christmas Spirit looks lovely, you've done so much in such a short space of time.

tkdchick said...

Carol she has a lovely face, I think you decided to pick her up becuase you don't have anything else like her on the go right now.