Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tweet Tweet

It sounds like many of you had very nice Mother's Days. Mine was no exception!

DH and Cuddle Bug got up and made me a wonderful breakfast! We had french toast made from french loaf (not a stick in sight) that was divine! And it was accompanied by country potatoes, canadian bacon, and fruit salad! It was so yummy! We spent our afternoon at The Magic House where moms got in free. Then we joined DH's (surviving) brothers and mother at Baileys' Chocolate Bar for drinks, cheese, food, and dessert. Yummmm! If you're ever in St Louis, do be sure to give Baileys' Chocolate Bar a visit. It's a slice of heaven in my opinion. And I'm not just saying that because my BIL is the owner ;)

I also laid claim to my Mother's Day gift - Lady Scarlet's Secret Garden from Just Nan! Can you believe my LNS has had this all this time and no one took it home???? It was displayed on a low shelf, fairly out of sight and all wrapped tight in its packaging. I caught sight of her in a passing glance. I think it was fate :) DH saw my excitement and purchased her on the spot! He's so wonderful!


I've been running around for days trying to stay ahead of the game with house work. My family comes into town tomorrow and I have a list a mile long of things that need accomplished before they land. I am so excited as tomorrow I will be meeting my brother's fiance for the first time! Then Friday we head to a tiny little town in Illinois where my sister is graduating with her masters degree. This will also be the first time everyone in my family - except my sister - will meet the Lady Bug. So much to celebrate! Now if only my family could get together without the drama...

Somehow I did manage some stitching in all the housework though! I saw this little feathered friend on a few other blogs and had to have her for myself! I started this Tuesday afternoon when I found a free second and put the final stitch in her last night before bed. I can't help but notice that my bird is lighter than everyone else's (including the model). I checked the numbers a million times to be sure, and it seems my DMC 613 is lighter than everyone else's 613. I bought the skein brand new yesterday and checked the numbers and labeling repeatedly. I'm not sure what happened. But I like her just fine so she shall stay as she is. I'm thinking it's a genetic mutation or a recessive gene exhibited from one generation to the next.

Eggs...etera #109 from The Cross Eyed Cricket
Thread: recommended DMC
Fabric: 28 Count Mystery Linen (unlabeled scrap from LNS)
Stitched: 5/11/09 - 5/12/09

Still no finished finishing to show. I couldn't commit to finishing when the little birdie was calling to me :)

Off for more chores and a cup of coffee!

Thanks for your comments, help, and support! Sending you all wonderful stitchy wishes!

22 comments:

Jan said...

Oh Kim, what a lovely, lovely Mother's Day gift to find and bring home! Glad your eye caught that one, for sure.

Love your bird finish, that is just way too adorable.

Do enjoy your family, what an exciting time for you!

valerie said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic Mother's day and what a great find at your LNS! I love your finish...cute little birdie. Hope you have a great week with the family and all the festivities!

Tanya said...

Kim!
That is adorable!!!! So sweet, I mean tweet. LOL

Tanya

Dawn said...

I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day! What would a family get together be without a little drama...lol. :)

Love the little birdie!!

Michele B. said...

I just looked up Lady Scarlet's Secret Garden - it's wonderful! What a perfect peach of a DH you have. Your little bird's colors are perfect - I wouldn't change a thing. Enjoy your weekend - drama or no drama!

mbroider said...

The birdie looks great, even though you were worried about the color!!

Have fun with your family:)

Kathy A. said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Isn't it funny how some needlework pieces seem to call our names.
Love your little birdie.
Have fun with the family.

Steph said...

Hi Kim! This is the first opportunity I've had to visit your blog, and I have to say that I LOVE it! I have no talent when it comes to sewing, except on paper. My mother used to do tons of stitching, and your blog makes me nostalgic of her. I'll definitely be back! Congrats on the arrival of your Lady Bug! *hugs*

Von said...

A very sweet little tweetie bird!

mainely stitching said...

That's such an ADORABLE finish!

I hope you're enjoying a wonderful visit with family. :D

Ranae said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and oh! to find that JN, good for you.
The little birdie finish is just too cute. How will you finish it?

Brigitte said...

Oh, he's so cute, your little birdie. No matter if stitched with lighter or darker 613, lol.

lena-lou said...

I love your little bird VERY much :-))
Have a nice Sunday!

Sharon said...

Great mother's day gift. Your finish is quite lovely. Congrats!

Sally said...

What a fantastic Mother's Day gift!

Cute little birdy finish:)

Michelle said...

Wonderful Mother's Day gift!! And your little bird is adorable!! I love the coloring. So sweet!!!

Beatrice said...

What a sweet gift.
Pretty little bird.

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day you had a such great gifts. The little bird is very cute.

Nicole said...

Hi Kim,

I'm sorry this comment is so late! I just love this little bird - it's so sweet! Glad you had a nice mother's day, love the new stash! :)

Tommye said...

I love your bird AND your blog. Keep stitching.

TJBdesigns
http://stitchingandbeading.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Thanks for visitng & leaving comments on my blog. Greatly apprecaited.
Lucky you, Lady Scarlet's Secret Garden is a beautiful chart indeed!

kimstitch3 said...

this came out soo cute Kim