Sunday, April 1, 2012

Springtime, Sightseeing & a Sampler

With Easter in just a week and Spring Break beginning tomorrow it is official . . . Spring has arrived!

Our two oldest are visiting my brother and sister-in-law for the week. I began missing them the moment they left but I know they will love their first visit to NYC. They arrived late last night (or early this morning depending on how you look at it) and are already seeing the sights. Here is a photo of them in front of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. They are the little black, white and blue dots between the doors :)

The two youngest are home with us. Mina is still too young to be gone from Mommy and Daddy for too long and Benjamin . . . well he doesn't care for travel. The last family vacation we took was last summer to Ocean City, NJ and the entire drive home Benjamin was making us promise to never make him leave his home again. Day trips are all right, but the moment night comes he craves his own bed, his own books, his own music . . . he just enjoys the comforts of his home and is loathe to be without them. I can't say I blame him . . . he takes after me in this regard.

The photo is of a (not so little) piece I'm working on now. This is all the progress I have to share so far. I'm not entirely sure the direction this piece will take and wasn't when I began stitching it. The color inspiration comes from this material.

I'm not sure where I picked it up or for how long I've had it but I happened across it while organizing and I fell in love with the colors . . . grey-blue, green, white and brown. I added a light blue but other than that the colors are just as they are in the fabric. I had a rather large piece of linen and was reluctant to cut into since I didn't have a firm design in mind. The stitching is taking a little longer than usual given that I am wrestling with almost a half yard of linen in my lap. Perhaps as I get a little further along I will trim it down but I'm just not ready yet. As you can see there is quite a bit of open space in the design and I am liking it. I know I will finish the smaller alphabet and I am considering a verse but I just haven't made up my mind yet. I will see where my mood takes me and will hopefully have a good deal more to show you after Spring Break.

Until then I wish all of you a Happy Easter!


Jennie Lynn


tinaweb said...

Dear Jennie
Happy Easter!!

Barb said...

Your new project looks very interesting and I love the colors! Hope you children have a great trip!