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Monday, May 28, 2012


I'm so excited!

Made major progress on Firefly Faeries (Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum) this weekend.  See here for the last progress report and picture.  Here's where I am now.

 Finished the bottom of the skirt on the green faerie...

...and am now ready to move up to the bodice and head..

One more push and the floss will be done.  Then I can block it and mount it on large q-snaps for the metallics and beadwork.  Now that I've seen a resemblance to Flora, Fauna and Meriwether from Sleeping Beauty I am more excited to finish this piece.

Can't help it, I must share today's Faerie Garden pictures.  It's been a spectacular weekend, weather-wise, and the garden is exploding with love.

This is what greeted me when I woke up this morning.  Just had to grab the camera and take this view from the pillow.  Automatic good mood when you get to wake up to a view like this.  Only problem with this angle is that you can see neither the tiny buds on "Cecile Bruner' nor the brilliant blue sky behind her...

 ... like you can in this shot.

I indulged myself with a walk through the garden and noticed something I didn't notice yesterday.  Brugmansia "Creamsicle" is covered in buds!  I stopped counting at seventeen.

And I had to take another picture of the passion vine this afternoon.  Covered with blooms.

Spent a grateful Memorial Day.  Even family and friends who survived their service came home permanently "wounded" - in one way or another - by the experience.  It makes me even more sincerely grateful for that service.

I always wonder if we should "celebrate" Memorial Day, but I suppose there's no better way to thank our service men and women than to hope that they, too, get a day off with their friends and families.  Unless, of course, it would be adequate health care and pension programs.  Sheesh.

My weekend was completely self-indulgent.  I have a hard time letting go of schedules and expectations and duties sometimes.  Have to admit I was pretty good about being a sluggard this weekend.  I did manage to keep the garden watered, get my laundry done and did get to the gym all three days.  The rest of the time I was stitching away.  For the most part I shut out the world and worked in blissful silence.  Only last night did I get a wee tired of my own thoughts and put Star Trek on the computer for a couple of hours of company.

Two more weeks. Nine days, one of which will be at Magic Mountain with the graduating class.  I applied to teach a summer school session and haven't heard yet whether I got the assignment or not.  I'm excited about it and collecting ideas (Creative Writing and Book Club), but if I don't get the job I can be excited about more time doing - well - just what I did this weekend.

It all works.

1 comment:

Veronica said...

The Firefly Faeries are coming along beautifully! Sleeping Beauty was my favourite Disney too.

Lovely flowers you got there in your garden.