Monday, March 16, 2015

finished things

Spring looks like it is here - we have had some decent weather for the last few days. YAY!! I am on spring break right now - I have straight As at midterm! I signed up for anatomy and physiology for the summer semester and I ordered the manual for my big test - the one that you have to take to get into the nursing program. They give points for your grades in English, Psychology and Anatomy - plus the test score to get in the program. eeekkkk!!! It's scary and exciting at the same time. I finished the apple block on my Teresa Wentzler fruit bell pull

Three down - three to go. The next block is suppose to be pears but the pears and the apples are basically the same color so I am putting cherries next - then pears then plums. I am hoping to get the first two sections of  "Beyond My Heart" mystery sampler in the mail today so I can work on that during my break - before I pick up the evil bell pull again! I decided to redo the sheep on L'arbre aux Oiseaux buy Jardin Prive - the sheep were just too dark

sheep on left still old thread - sheep on right new white thread
I guess the pictures don't really show how much better the sheep look - but they really do. Scott framed a picture - looks great!! I love the oval frame with the square picture!
Crows a fine day by Bent Creek
In my last post I mentioned that I had messed up a picture and wasn't interested in doing it again but that was when I was sick. I tore all the threads out - measured it again - bought a new skein of thread (which I only needed for TWO stitches lol) and redid it! 
Warm Winter Welcome by Sisters and Best Friends
 Scott has these little mason jars in the bathroom  - they are so cute - this weekend he had the idea to fill them - one with marbles, one with shells from Ohio and Alaska, one has antique buttons, and one with bottle caps and a bigger one with rocks from Alaska - adorable!

and we put our outhouse birdhouse and metal bird on the shelf - I love it!
I better get back to homework - yes even on spring break grrr! I hope you are all having some lovely weather - instead of cold and snow! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your stitching is just beautiful and you certainly have your plate full at the time! Between stitching, school and the studying that goes with it, a family and a home to care for, you have to be straight out! Remember to take a few minutes each day just for you.

  2. I am so happy you are finally getting some good weather. Wow!! I'm impressed, straight A's! Good for you. I know that it is not easy. It is supposedly extremely hard to get into the nursing program out this way. So I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. All the stitching looks great-you have lots of patience to do the bell pull. It is beautiful but looks like it would be very time consuming. I love the way Scott fixed the Bell jars, very country! Have a wonderful break and have some fun too!

  3. Congrats on getting straight As! Well done!! :D your stitching is beautiful. TW's fruit pull is something that's been on my to-do list for years. It's lovely seeing yours come to life.

  4. You go girl! Grades and thebell pull. I can't even dream of stitching on mine right now. Hahaha. Great finishes and cute display. Enjoy that spring weather...jelly!

  5. I'm with you... Yay for spring!

    Good luck with getting into the nursing program.

    Your stitching looks great. Nice finishes!

    Love those little jars filled with stuff. You two have a knack for decorating. Mine is a mish-mash of stuff.

  6. L'arbre aux oiseaux is just so so cute!! And I love the woolie jumper on your finished cross stitch :)

  7. Well done on your fantastic grades! Your stitching is beautiful. That bell pull looks amazing!