I am plugging away on Ann Sandles. This is such a beautiful sampler and I have to tell you - Brenda did such a great job with the chart. The cover is printed on heavy weight photo paper and the chart is also printed on heavy paper with color coded symbols.
I love it.
I hate when a designer charges a ton for a chart and then prints it all on really lightweight, cheap paper.
I think I'm going to hold my giveaway till I'm done with this sampler and then give away the chart as part of the prize package.
The colors in this sampler are so pretty, it's a joy to work on
~ when you're not frogging borders, that is! ~
click to enlarge, if you'd like.
I wasn't working on Ann last night 'cause Rob and I went to see a DETROIT LEGEND:
Bob Seger! He put on a great show - not much talk - lots of great songs. He looked pretty good - getting older but he still rocked the house. Not the best dancer either, but he sure can do a mean fist pump.
Ty took this pic of Rob and me before we left for the show - this is what 50+ year old rockers look like.... okay, Rob's only 48 but you know what I mean.
We have finally gotten some decent weather 'round here and everything is looking so pretty. I went for a run today and the scent of the crabapple blossoms was so sweet - they have such a wonderful fragrance.
Maybe nobody noticed how stinky and sweaty I was for the fragrance of the flowers.
This is the flowering crab in my back yard. I love it when the flowers start dropping off because it looks like snow in June. Hmmm... that reminds me of a time I left a club when I lived in Southern Illinois, had a little too much to drink, came out of the club with my gal pals and thought it was snowing.
It was June and the snow was the Cotton Easter floating thru the air.
I remember saying something like "It's snowing, itty, bitty snowflakes."
This is my Miss Kim Lilac - ooh, these have the best fragrance, too.
Don't ya love my kitchy gnome? The one sleeping under the bush is a little faded so I had to get a new one this year. The blue bottle on the spike is to catch evil spirits. I have a few of them spread throughout the yard.
My rose bush is also looking very healthy this year.
I hope the healthy growth is indicative of the healthy and beautiful blooms it will have. Time will tell.
I hope your spring is going well (unless you're from the land down under - in which case I hope your Fall is lovely), that you are stitching and enjoying all the sweet fragrances of the season.