Mar 16, 2009

Marvelous Monday Update 3/16/09

Spring Has Sprung!
It was 55F on Sunday so I took advantage of the glorious day to clean and organize the garage a bit more. Then I cleaned out the planters I didn't have a chance to do last fall. After that I did some raking and look what I found:

Periwinkle

Ferns

Tulips






School

Last night, I received an email from my instructor and it said I received an "A" for the class. Woo Hoo! One more week of "vacation" and I'll be hitting the books again for the next class.





Stitchy Stuff
A while back Suzanne finished stitching "Mad Bluebird", which is a kit by Bucilla. I've always thought this was a cute chart. Guess what? Suzanne RAK'd it to me!






I did a little research on this mad little bird and found out that the chart/kit is based on a photograph captured by Wildlife photographer, Michael Smith. Being the photographer I am, I think this bit of information is really interesting!




Ever have one of those heart-touching "awwww" moments? I really need to pay attention to where I'm at when I say "awwwww...."! Waiting for me at the PO on Friday was an envelope with just a return address. No name. What could it be? I opened it up and there was a sweet card and three charts from my wishlist from Becky J in MI. How thoughtful of her to write what she did and to take time to send me not just one, but 3 charts from my wishlist! Thank you, Becky!




I finally got around to ordering the floss I needed to finish up Quaker Rule. Don't ask me why I procrastinated! I even spent time stitching on QR.









I decided to take a better photo of the scissor fob I finished stitching last week. This one shows the colors better, as well as the crystals.




Giveway
Up for grabs is 6 alphabet charts by DMC. These came with the Color Variations floss in my recent grab bag. Anyone interested? Leave me a comment saying you're interested in the giveaway. If more than one is interested, I'll put all the names in a 'hat' and pull one out.

30 comments:

Gabi said...

Congrats with your class results. That's really good news. And your upcoming flowers are great. Doesn't give that each year such a happy feeling when the first flowers come up? The Bucilla kit is cute, and congrats wtih your raks.

Debra said...

I did some yard work yesterday too. It was so nice out. Love the bird pattern.
DLS

Becca in MD said...

LOL. My MIL was in love with the Mad-Bluebird at one time. I thought I was going to be stitching that up for her... but in the end she's gotten over it.

It's still a darned cute picture!

Emily said...

Congrats on the A+, and I love that bluebird everytime I see him. It is cold and rainy here, but we were warmer earlier this week.

Pike said...

You are doing great with your studies, congrats! Oh, you already have flowers peeking, we still have two feet of snow... Ans yes, please - I would love to have those charts. I have just finished an alphabet pinkeep today. The photos will be on my blog later this week...

Pirjo from Finland
pirjo.kallioniemi(at)yahoo.com
http://pirjoka.vuodatus.net

Chars said...

Congratulations on your A well done :)

I think your bluebird chart is cute - have fun stitching it.

I would love to be included in your giveaway :)

Lisa said...

Surfing the blogs I came across your give a way of the alphabet charts...I would love to enter my name - they would make wonderful additions to my stash and great stitched gifts for my family.

Lisa
lmdurst@yahoo.com
www.cadurst.blogspot.com

Sadie said...

We have had a hint of spring too this week, here's hoping we both get lots more! Congratulations on your results and what lovely RAK's. There are 2 awards waiting for you over at my blog. Have a great week.

Lou's addictions said...

congrats on the A.

Doesnt the sight of new spring shoots lift the spirits. I love taking my pup out and looking at all the spring flowers

Nancy said...

I did some yard cleaning myself this weekend! Saw the crocus's up and lots of other things popping up...the end is in site! Nice RAK's you got....guess now you know why the need for a last name. Good job on the school. I always know you'll do good! And can you believe it? I'm actually leaving a comment on a Monday!!!!

Terry said...

Great job! What classes are you taking this next time?

This 2nd picture of your scissor fob really brings out the colors. Thought it was cute before but this picture just proves it.

I take it you won't be coming down my way now that Spring is there? LOL It's still nice here, warm and in the 80's. we have a futon or two that you could take your pick of if you ever decide you're tired of the cold/snowy weather. LOL Maybe next winter. The kids would love to have an extra person to terrorize, I mean to play with. ;)

Kristin said...

Congrats on your A.

Love all the cross stitch stuff you got!

Your scissors fob is lovely.

~~~Melinda said...

Glad someone had nice weather the weekend...here it rained all weekend. I love the scissor fob!!! I would like the snowflake alphabet...if my name is drawn you can draw another name for the rest...I will share this time LOL I'm trying to pass on what I know I will never stitch. I'm sure that when I do, I will rebuy something that I gave away because then I'll really want to stitch it LOL

Donna said...

Congrats on the A. You worked hard for it and deserved it. And again, I really love that fob. It is so pretty.
How sweet that you found the picture that went with the mad bluebird pattern. It is so cute and FUNNY! I think I may need to find that pattern. That is how I feel some days!

EvalinaMaria said...

I love the blue bird! Now, when I see the original photo I think I will stitch it again but on a different fabric... I stitched the little mad guy last year and I used the fabric that came with the kit. It wasn't very pleasant to work with...

Gabbie's Nani said...

I would be very interested in the alphabets. I sort of gravitate to any type of lettering as I do alot of custom graphs with lettering. Thank you for considering me.

Cyndi from WI

Kelly said...

What a great Rak! I love the Bluebird and thats for sharing that tidbit! I have a bluebird to stitch for him indoors lol.

valerie said...

Congrats on your class results. Yay! I always loved that Bluebird design...it's just too cute. Have fun stitching it. I'd love to be included in your alphabet giveaway! Have a great week...

Shari said...

congrats on the school work. Your plants outside are great! I noticed over the weekend we have stuff coming up as well. Spring is truly in the air. How sweet that you got all that stitchy stuff in the mail!! Aren't stitchers the best?!!?!?

Anonymous said...

Wow I can see spring is here. I am starting to see some of my spring bulbs coming up and it is exciting. I am so happy you got an A+ for your grade!!! Hurray!!!
Hugs, Nancy Cricket Tucket

Patricia said...

Oh I love that snowflake alphabet put my name in the hat please.
Love your fob that is pretty.
HUGS
Patty
craftypatty2

Mylene said...

WEll done, congrats on your A!!

Dee in TN said...

A+ Way to go, Meari. Enjoy your break. In East Tn we have had jonquils, and crocus for several weeks now. Even my clemantis is budding out. It is really uplifting. I would love the alphabets charts.

HUGS, Dee in TN

Anonymous said...

I was out there also with the yard work! Please put my name in the for the give away!

Mary/Stitching Sisters

Rene la Frog said...

Congrats on you "A" but I'm sure not surprised. <:o)

Love the fob, it's so pretty.

Laurie said...

Congrats on the A! love the QR finish! I found some snow drops in my yard the other day! Don't ya just love spring! Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on the great grade and your new stash! Love that little bluebird - what a great picture! We've just had 4 straight days of rain and the sun just came out a little today - Whew! Your fob is really pretty, too.

Maren said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations on your hard-earned grade! I love that blue bird, lol. Talk about the patience or the good timing to catch him just as he was fluffing up like that.

Sharon said...

Congrats on your A! Love your stitchy stuff.

Dottie said...

Meari,
I'd Be Interested in Having Your Charts. You Have Some Beautiful Work
Dottie In Va