Monday, February 15, 2010

Signs of Spring

I want to apologize about the past several posts I have made. I know they have been downers because they even depressed me when I went back to read them again! I have had time to rest up some and that "bug" is getting better so I finally feel a little energy coming back. *grin* As for Harold, he is still on Home Health Care but as I have told him, I really think it is only a temporary thing. This whole ordeal has been a wake up call for him and he has quit smoking also. I did tell him to be prepared for some restrictions from the doctors at his follow up but all in all, I think everything will turn out better than he is expecting.

Our snow melted away quickly which was fine with me. It was a pretty surprise and I love the white stuff but I just don't care if it hangs around like I did when I was younger. Here today, gone tomorrow is good by me.

The piece I had started on (and got very little done on) was put aside for now. I just couldn't get the *feel* of it. I still like the design and hope to pick it back up at a later date. For now I am working on another WIP and will post a picture after I get enough progress under my belt.

As I have said before, I want to pack up and move to Hawk Run Hollow! Especially now that I have had a sneak peek of Autumn there! But why can't I start stitching these pieces? Is it the size or just the overall commitment to such a large piece? I have thought of doing it over one on 28 count which would cut the size back a lot. Then I have thought of only my favorite blocks from each one. Maybe doing a long table runner type piece. How about doing each block as it's own separate piece. And then again, maybe I am just thinking about it all too much and should just dive in and get my feet wet with HRH glory!

I have bluebirds building nests in my birdhouses out back! They are always early birds about this and I am surprised they waited this long to start but I am thrilled because last year they just passed my houses over and I had no baby blues to enjoy. When moma and daddy fly away for a break from the kiddies, I am able to sneak over and lift the lid for a better peak. Of course, I always knock first. One year I forgot to knock and Daddy Blue almost flew into my face. Don't think badly of me for doing this. The Bluebird Society even recommends monitering the babies for abandonment or preditors (and count), I never stay around long and they build the sides up so high, there is no way those darlings can fall out. I always put out my leftover floss from projects to help out with the building so it's fun to see my contributions mixed into the nest walls.

Thanks so much for stopping by and listening to me yack away again. I always enjoy your visits. Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.


Becky K in OK said...

Hope your little bluebird gets her nest built. Have a great day to you too.

Margaret said...

Not a big deal to post about tough things going on in your life. It's good to be able to share with others -- and we would be asking how things were going otherwise! :D Glad you're feeling more chipper. Hope Harold is too!

That's so neat about the bluebirds! So pretty!

The HRH series is fun to stitch! Of course, I still haven't tackled CaHRH yet, and Autumn is coming! Did you see that Kathy posted the whole thing on her blog now? Beautiful!

Looking forward to WiP pics!

Julie M said...

Glad you are feeling a bit more chipper! How wonderful Harold has quit smoking. Good for him!

While I like the HRH series I know it is something I will never want to stitch. Beautiful pieces but not me if you know what I mean.

Have a good day!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Glad to hear you're feeling a little better and yeah! for Harold that he quit smoking!

I would love to have a family of bluebirds nest in my yard - they're so pretty!

I say go for the HRH stitch. The first two are my all time favorites and like you, I've yet to dive in....

TinaTx said...

Looks like you are having a bit of sunshine today - it is so nice after all the gray days we have been having! I think we all start getting the blues around this time - ready for spring!
Hope Harold is getting better. Good for him giving up smoking - not always an easy thing to do but not impossible. My grandfather did it after close to 50 years. Just put them down and said he was through.
Enjoy the sunshine!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

glad to see you are feeling better and that Harold has quit smoking.

I think I better get my blue bird house up they are such beautiful birds.

Haven't seen Autumn Hawks Hollow, but since Autumn is one of my favorite seasons - I a probably going to like it.

Have a great week --- Roberta

stitchinfiend said...

Isn't it exciting watching the birds nest. One year we were lucky o have a pair of Willy Wag tails nest right outside our bedroom window - loved it.

Brigitte said...

HRH is such a great series. And although I have only stitched two blocks on Houses so far I have them all and will order Autumn as well. I sometimes "read" the charts and it's fun to discover all the little details in them. Of course it would be even morew fun to stitch them ,lol.
Good to see that you are feeling a lot better. Hopefully Harold will be much better real soon.