Mar 21, 2011

Marvelous Monday Update 3/21/2011

SIGNS OF SPRING
Temps have been higher than normal this week, which allowed me to do some yard work. I cleaned all of the larger flower beds. Look what I found one morning:

Tulips!



Not sure what these are, but they come up every spring and have little white flowers. There are a few ferns popping up, and the rhubarb (not pictured) is poking it's little red buds out also.

Since the weather was so nice, I let Celeste bask in the sun. The little snot bundle of joy decided to hide behind the swing when she saw me coming with the camera. "Na-Ne-Na-Ne-Boo-Boo, Mom!"

She really needs a trip to the groomer!



SCHOOL
*sigh* My semester starts up today, so I'll be hitting the books once again. I have the same instructor as last semester so this should be a crapppy an interesting term. The upside to this is that I know how his class works so I'm hoping I'll do well. Again, I will have another term paper to write, a quiz each week, as well as online discussions to post to. What class am I taking you ask? Oh yes. Investments. I'm looking foward to this since I've always wanted to know more about investing.


STITCHY STUFF
Hold on to your seats! I actually got out JG and worked an hour an half on it last week. I became a bit frustrated because (1) I couldn't figure out what one of the colors was, and (2) I couldn't figure out what specialty stitch I was supposed to use. Turns out that I didn't order the color when I converted the chart to other fiber brands - duh! It's ordered and on its way now. Still haven't figured out the specialty stitch. Here's what little bit I got done:


I did a little bit on Blossom Splendor... filling in missed stitches. I'm almost done with page two.


You can see all the progress pics for both projects HERE.

Until next time...

35 comments:

angel parker said...

As always, a great post. Reading your blog always makes Mondays nicer.

Ruth said...

The flowers beginning to poke through are wonderful to see. Spring is really on its way and tulips are one of my favourite spring bulb.
Your stitching as always is looking wonderful.

Sunshine said...

Poor Celeste, she's hot!!!!
I know too well what little stinkers they can be. I'm glad you got to enjoy the outdoors. Great Update. Love your name Tag :)

Kathy A. said...

Morning Meari!
Hope you have a great week.
Good luck with the next semester. I am sure you will do well.
Japanese Garden is gorgeous. Nice progress on Blossom too.

Anonymous said...

Your spring looks wonderful! And all of your WIPs look great! Good luck this semester.


Karin in CA

Emily in NC said...

Yeah spring is coming, well it is here. Ha, ha. Stitching looks great, like how JG is turning out.

Debbie Jo said...

It's always so nice to be able to get out in the fresh spring air. Celeste looks like she is having fun! Your stitching looks fantastic and glad you were able to work on some. Being you are already interested in investments this class will be alot of fun and keep you interested. I know you will ace this class!

Anonymous said...

Now I can believe that Spring is coming someday , when I saw your tulips, I still have about 50-100 cm snow in my yard :( but Im sure that it melt soon away ( always can Hope ) .

Your stitching looks lovely too

Tinna

Berly said...

We have little purple blossoms in our backyard. Spring is really coming!!

CJ said...

Love you new signature block. Celeste looks like she enjoyed the sunshine.

have a great week.

CJ

Anonymous said...

Stitching is beautiful as always Meari! And Celeste really appears to be having a fine day outside! I saw my rhubarb poking it’s head out too! YAY spring!

Christine

Carol's Stitching said...

Good luck with your investment course; I could really use a class that taught me more about this too. The stitching is looking wonderful!

Shelley said...

Good luck with the Investments course. I think it would be interesting to learn that stuff, but being tested on it...HECK NO!!!

JG and Blossom Splendor are growing beautifully.

Give Celeste a hug for me :)

Kay said...

Spring is here for sure, my daffodils have been poking out of the ground, I look forward to them blooming. Good luck with the course you are taking. Your stitching is beautiful!

Rachel S said...

Great progress on both of your WIPs. They are gorgeous!

Donna said...

Love all of your spring pictures. Looks like you are going to have a very pretty garden!
Congrats on all the stitching you have done. I plan on stitching a little this evening. Have to get back in the "groove"!
Your post was wonderful, as usual!

glenda said...

Great job on your projects :)

Good luck in school this year, I hope it's not too bad.

vEr0n!c@ said...

I Love, Love, Love tulips! Unfortunately, they don't grow here. At least I've never seen any around. Pretty sure the climate is unsuitable for them.

Good luck with the new semester. JG is gorgeous. I hope you figure out the specialty stitch soon.

Sue said...

Meari, love the blog, as always! I love watching your gorgeous flowers take bloom each year. Our Daffodils are up too.

Good luck with this semester; I know you will ace your class!

The stitching looks great; love the JG, and of course your Blossom Splender; you have made great progress on both.

Hugs,
Sue

Mary Ivancicts said...

Love your posts! The stitching is coming along! I wanted to work in the yard Sunday but it rained.

Carol said...

Your spring flowers are about at the same stage as ours, Meari--it sure will be great when they finally bloom!

Good luck with your newest class--if you get any good investment tips, you'll have to share them with us :)

Stitching looks great--wow that Japanese Garden will be an amazing piece when you're done!

For Sale Or Trade dannmurray said...

Gorgeous work Meari.

Anonymous said...

JG is looking great!!! Glad that is finally Spring & that your getting to work outside without having to deal with snow. I love this time of year when there is a little nip in the air in the AM but warms up nicely by afternoon. Good luck with your classes this semester. Thanks for sharing.

Betty in AZ

Mylene said...

You are doing great with your WIP's, looking beautiful!!

Sharon said...

Nothing prettier that tulips in the spring - they always make me happy!
Gotta love Celeste - she's a spunky babe!!!
Beautiful stitching - I'm glad you found some relaxing time to work on your pretties!
Good luck with your new school term. I would love to take a class on investments...I'd probably just learn that we've been doing it all wrong all these years. LOL

Akila said...

How nice it must be to see some pretty greens after all the cold!!
JG and blossom are shaping up really well. Great progress :d

Katrien said...

We're having great temps here too, it's great to see nature wake up again.
Lovely progress on your WIP's. Hope you figure out what specialty stitch you have to use.

EvalinaMaria said...

I'm not sure about your little white flowers, maybe lily of the valley? They usually bloom in May.

Good luck with the course and congrats on all your WIP's. They look awesome!

Nancy M said...

What spring? We aren't supposed to be out of the 30's for another week! It was just a tease to get a couple 50 degree days. I think JG is cursed for you! Glad you figured it out and have the replacement coming. I ended up buying a floor stand and am excited to try it out for my bigger projects!! One of these days you won't have to talk about school ever again!!!! :-)

Carolyn NC said...

Hope this semester goes better than the last, in spite of the instructor! Loving the spring, though it's disappearing for a while again...sigh. Love the pics and stitching!

Shari said...

everything looks great Meari...
your flowers appear to be pretty far along...amazing how different things can be from one state to the next!!

chrisstitches said...

My signs of spring are covered with snow again. Love the pic of Celeste. Wonderful progress on JG & Blossom S. Be sure to get some rest with school starting. You'll do just great.

Alberta said...

sigh...Meari thanks for posting those photos of spring...nice to know it's arrived somewhere. We got another 12 cm of fresh snow this week...it's an never ending winter.
Your stitching is looking fabulous! :)

too_busy_to_stitch said...

It's been gorgeous weather here this week - up to nearly 70! Bet Vickie's pleased to see JG out lol.

Pike said...

snowdrops?