My next stitched piece of 2014 is Angel of Tulips by The Goode Huswife. I have loved this piece for so long! I think I may stitch it again using slightly different colors… We’ll see if THAT happens!
I was commenting to someone about an accidental breaking of a sentimental piece, and wondered if I’ve shared this with you. My loved piece was a square, pedestal candy dish that I always admired. The way the top fit, it made that ‘special’ sound when replacing it. It was in my childhood home, and Christmas before last Mom gave it to me. While changing a lampshade I dropped the (heavy) finial on the lid and it shattered. You know that SICK feeling when you do something that you realize you knew better! I searched and searched, and almost unexpectedly one search on Etsy.com led me to one exactly like it! You can see it here. You can bet your bippy that it isn’t under that lamp now! Does that phrase bring back memories?
While I was stitching Eliza, every once in a while I needed a bit of contrast, so it led to knitting this Red ‘eternity’ scarf! My DS asked me about stitching a knit hat for him, so I’ve been attempting to learn on YouTube. It looks so simple!
I’m on the mailing list for auctions and estate sales, and think I’d love to go to some. But on the weekend I just don’t want to set the alarm, get up early to dress and go see IF there’s something I would buy. I’m thinking it won’t be that way after retirement since the alarm doesn’t have to wake me five days a week. This is why people say they’re busier after retirement than before – they try to pack in everything they never had time for before! Oh, I so look forward to those busy days!
Hope March will bring some early spring weather to those of you who are still covered in snow and ice.
May 2014 be filled with Happy Stitching!