Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!

Our neighbor had the tree guy out last week to take care of several in his yard. He asked me about a tree that sits right on the property line almost split down the middle - half theirs, half ours. The tree was in bad shape and neither of us wanted to see it go but it had become a danger because either way it fell, it would land on one our houses. We all agreed to let them take it out. For the neighbors, it was a sad goodbye because of the shade the tree provided. For us it was a sad goodbye because we have watched woodpeckers make their home it the tree since we first moved here.

Over the weekend, our regular errands took priority. I worked on AAFG and Independent Mind this past week. That zig zaggy divider on Independent Mind is still driving me nuts but I found a solution! I have opted this part for now and started working on the "meat" of the design! Once I started this it felt as though a huge weight had been lifted so now I just do at least one line of the divider each time I pick it and it doesn't seem so tedious! I will share a picture once I get a little further along and I give my hands several days of rest. It sat in my basket feeling neglected for awhile and I am hoping to make up for that. I really want a new start but am holding off now because I would love to finish this piece!

Kathy Barrick has shared some sad news on her blog. After I was able to resume my stitching after years, her designs were one of the first "new to me" that I fell in love with!

Saturday was beautiful. Spring was in the air! Clear blue skies and warm temps. Sunday was a different story with dark gray skies and thunder storms all day.

I wanted to share a picture of one of the walls in our living area. This is the back wall and you can you see my stitching light on the wall that hangs over my chair. Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart.


Margaret said...

It's sad when you have to let a tree go like that. But when it's a danger -- after the last storms we had this year, I know what I'm saying when I say it's better safe than sorry!

I love your wall! And yes, I think you've reached a good decision on A Mind. Sometimes it helps to have other parts stitched to get you going on the tedious part. At least sometimes it does! lol! I'm hoping so with a piece I'm working on too! I'm doing what you're doing with the tedious part. :D

I'm very sad about Kathy Barrick's news, but it does sound like she needs to move on to other ventures. There will be a big hole in the stitching world though. :(

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Sherry, over the weekend, our next door neighboor cut down two trees in her front yard because she doesn't like the birds roosting in them at night. Too much bird poo! Can you imagine? I hope her house roasts in the summer. I go out of my way to attract birds with feeders, water, and so on.
Love your wall with the gameboards, very nice. Do you like Amish things like me, too?

Littlebit said...

Indeed sad news about Kathy, since she is one of my all-time favorite designers.
You have a cozy spot for stitching.
How sad about that tree, but it's a little easier to replace one than a house. :)

Catherine said...

I love all my trees and know how you must feel.

So sad for stitchers about Kathy.

Siobhan said...

I love your wall! I love seeing spaces of your home--it is beautiful! Sorry to hear about the tree but it sounds like it was a good/safe choice.