Portland, Oregon: Another quiet week around this blog. It isn't quite quiet around here, but just a little sad after a wonderful five days with DT's college roommates. As soon as they left, and the house was set right again, we dove-right-back-in with our purging and home repair projects.
Lisa's closet cleaning left me with a stack of report cards. To scan or not to scan? Still deciding. They are all the same in elementary school: meets/exceeds all subjects... and all the same in high school: A's and a few B's.
Unless Our Dear Girl is due to be appointed to the Supreme Court, I can't see these marks will ever be needed or questioned. Lisa also found many more photos to send to the professional scanner dude. Will it ever end?
I am down to just a few more projects to finish-up before we head south again. Yes, it's that time again. Yeah! The leaves are turning, the weather is turning. I am anxious to return to the desert.
Speaking of the desert, there were many needlepoint canvases stitched over last winter while we were relaxing in Indio. We also had a lot of friends having babies, which obviously requires a lot of stitching. (As Lisa always says: There is nothing children enjoy more than needlepoint!)
I should just shred all her junk.
So here are more photos of needlepointed pillows that have recently been delivered to their new homes. I find the "just right" canvas and fiber, do the stitching, choose the fabric/trim, then send my projects off to a wonderfully talented woman for finishing. She creates beautiful pillows from my simple stitches.
And now onto the nursery. So many babies this year!I love stitching a duckling for a future Duck! The hat was painted blue, but when I learned the baby was a girl... such is the art of needlepoint. This pillow is in a nursery in Colorado. The duck is also stitched in Silk & Ivory. What baby wouldn't love a purple silk elephant pillow, Lisa? This canvas was stitched in Vineyard Silk, set into a fun velvety green fabric, and trimmed in red cord. The sex of this baby was unknown at the time of stitching, but it now lives in the nursery of a beautiful baby girl in London. Bow Wow! This little pup, also stitched in silk, was made for a baby boy just down the road. And this cheeky monkey is for a baby girl due around the middle of October... which also just happens to be around my birthday. (No pressure there, Momma!) Stitched in Silk & Ivory as well, and set in some of my favorite fabric. This little girl already has two big brothers, so I was very excited to stitch in pink for this family.
There are new canvases to be stitched this winter while in Indio, and I am anxious to begin new projects.
Until my next update, I remain, your callused-fingered correspondent.