Thursday, February 22, 2007

The sun is shining!

We have had some really beautiful weather here this week, for which I am very thankful. After the frigid cold January we had, the sunshine is most welcome! I can't resist just sitting outside in it, and have gotten quite a bit of stitching in because of this great weather. :) The dogs have loved it as well. Speaking of son's pet frog Bob died 2 days ago. :( He was an African dwarf frog that he received as a birthday gift 2 years ago. Rest in peace Bob, you were a good frog.
My Mom told me a story last night about a snail she had as a pet when she was little. She found him at the lake in Minnesota one summer, and took him home, named him 'Slowpoke' and kept him for about 2 years. The day he died, she cried and cried just heartbroken. Her dad (my Grandpa) asked her what was wrong and when she told him, his response was 'well, if you're going to be this upset over a snail, then I'm never going to get you a dog!'. I laughed, but then I was a little sad about that. She was genuinely sad about her little pet dying, and Grandpa didn't 'get' it, but rather responded with irritation. Lord, help me not to downplay or just get irritated at the feelings of my children!
Today, I have several things on my agenda, mostly stitching related, but first is to finish a load of laundry and the vacuuming. After that, I have a little Heart in Hand piece, 'Favorite Hearts', stitched that I plan to finish into a little hanging frame-hope it turns out as cute as it is in my head! Also, I've been stitching a little piece by Prairie Grove Peddler called 'Little Daisies' on some black aida, that I hope to finish up. This sunny weather is perfect for stitching on dark fabrics! I'm not in the mood to get the camera out now, so pictures will be in some future postings. Hope all you stitchers out there are enjoying lovely weather too, and making headway on your projects!