Friday, February 27, 2009
This is what, the third day of Lent? I have not broken my Lenten promise to give up chocolate but I'm already starting to dream about it. You know the dream.... being covered in chocolate and having someone, Edward maybe (don't tell Rob) lick it off? Yeah, this is going to be a tough Lenten season. Last year I gave up starchy foods; pasta, potatoes and bread. I lost 10 pounds, I think but it wasn't really all that hard. Chocolate on the other hand, is for me, a real sacrifice but I thought I could do it. After 2 1/2 days, I'm not so sure. The worst part is giving up my favorite winter treat. I LOVE hot chocolate in the morning and I drink a LOT of it in the winter (trust me, it's still winter here in Michigan so I am suffering!). I'll drive out of my way, be late to work and not really care if I am, to find a Tim Horton's or Dunkin' Donuts to get that delicious hot liquid. The title of this blog wasn't a joke, it's true..... I really do love chocolate for breakfast.
As you may have guessed, this post isn't so much about No chocolate as it is about No-ah.
I finished TGH Noah's Garden this morning. I love the colors in this little piece and I really just like how folksy it looks. I've already picked the frame - it's on order and I hope it will be ready next week. Suddenly, I've got a little collection of Noah Samplers going. I think my next one is going to be "A Weeping and a Blessing" by Kathy Barrick-Dieter (CHS). It's an older chart but it is beautiful and buried in my craft room somewhere so no pic today. The first Noah I stitched was Kathy's Noah's Stocking although, I changed it up a bit and made it a sampler rather than a stocking. I loved how that one turned out. Here's a pic of that one: The second Noah I stitched was Noah's Webster after seeing a pic of it on Edgar's Blog.
As you can see, I now have three Noah's and will be well on my way to four soon. What is it about religiously themed samplers? Adam and Eve - can't get enough of them. And what's not to love about Noah?
This weekend, while still waiting on my fabric for the ABC Hornbook (aaargh!), and NOT eating chocolate, I think I'm going to stitch some more on Elizabeth Savilles.
I haven't worked on her in a long time.... got tired of that border so I put it down. I'm stitching it on some ivory linen that I dyed a pale pink in raspberry tea. I'm also using one thread over two to give it a soft, delicate look. I really love this sampler and would love to finish it by the summer.
I thought I'd show you a pic of my Prairie Schooler year after February was finished. Actually, I finished the February block last week, I think but never took a pic.
I love how this is looking and think it'll be really cute when done. I'll start the March block on Sunday. Julie finished both of her blocks also so as of month 2, we are right on track.
I hope you all have a glorious weekend. I intend to sit on my derrière and stitch (and not eat chocolate) - Oh, what was I thinking? and watch Meet Joe Black (and not eat chocolate) and stitch some more (but not eat chocolate). Traditionally in our house, Fridays are the night to go out to dinner. But, I met my handsome husband, Rob for lunch today 'cause I had the day off (I'm off work every other Friday) so going out to dinner doesn't appeal to me. I think it'll have to be an EMFH night. That's Every Man For Himself - you are on your own tonight boys!
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments - I really appreciate them all.
Posted by Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) at 2:04 PM