Friday, January 13, 2012

A Bit of This and a Bit of That

As much as I love the spring, summer and fall, winter is a beautiful season all its' own. Being inside more has some advantages. The kids and I get schoolwork done without the yearning to go outside (well, not as much as the warmer months, anyway) and inside amusements take front seat. I've been working on a beautiful piece, The Marriage of Minds, by The Drawn Thread.

I began this piece several years ago hoping to get it done by our 20th (I think) anniversary. That didn't happen. I can't remember why I put it away. It was either because we were moving or a new baby was on the way; could have been both! But whatever the reason, I just didn't reach my goal.
Luckily, I had it all together tucked away in a cabinet. Every time I went into the drawer that I kept it in, I felt the need to take it out and work on it. I finally took it out a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it all over again.

I hope to have it done for our 29th anniversary in August. Because there are many different stitches along with standard cross stitch, it is a delight to work on and is keeping my attention.

However, my eye wanders and soon I look beyond what I'm working on and snatch up projects for the future! I bought a few during an on-line sale, a few at a LNS once a year sale and (gasp) a few more today at another LNS that are not pictured because she had to order them. I think I'm pretty set for I do my "fun stuff" at night once I'm done with reading to the kiddies, schoolwork, and the usual workings of family life. I recently finished reading The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge. Wonderful, insightful book. I really like her writing anyway, and this book did not disappoint. I look forward to starting Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym. It promises to be a delightful, comical story and I'm really in the mood for something light and funny!

I made some loose granola today. It is really good! I'm looking forward to sprinkling some on top of my morning yogurt!

At the same time, I made granola bars that are half gone, already. Scrumptious! These are so much healthier and tastier than store bought, not to mention cheaper.
Hope your weekend is a good one!


Krista said...
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Krista said...

Hi Sue, sorry I deleted my first comment, I acidentally wrote hi Barbara and not Sue since I just wrote down the author of the book you just read! LOL Need to have some coffee and wake up!

I am from the Sampler Life yahoo group. Love your Drawn Thread marriage piece, the detail is amazing. And your granola looks yummy!! Enjoy your Sunday!

Krista said...

Hi again, Sue! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am in Brookfield CT, just north of Danbury, so not so far from you.

BeckySC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Sue :) I appreciate it!
MOTM looks great. I have had it in my stash for many years. Good luck with yours :)

patti said...

What a gorgeous piece. I LOVE samplers, just need to make more time to stitch on them.
The granola looks yummy, would have to make it without nuts though. :80(

Veronica said...

This is the first time I've seen close up photos of this design and I must say it's completely gorgeous! Your stitching is perfect. Good luck with achieving your goal :)


Wendy said...

I have a real soft spot for samplers!...the granola on yogurt is another thing we share :) Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, really missed doing the cookie swap!

Krista said...

Hi Sue,
Yes, enjoying the snow here.. by staying inside stitching! :)
We didn't get too much, just enough to be pretty. I hope you are enjoying your weekend too.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Oh do beautiful work Sue! Thank you so much for stopping by the cottage and for sharing a bit of yourself with me.

I am always so blessed when Our Lord put us together through a word or a post.

Have a blessed rest of the week! :)

Maria at