Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter Is For the Birds !!

Ever found a design on the internet which just pops with color?! This was the case with "Winter Is For the Birds" for me.  I love the colors  and it has been a blast to stitch, so far.

Somehow, I managed to get the page from an older Leisure Arts mag from a fellow stitcher, and found the perfect fabby for it (25 ct. Bone Lugana). The description mentions Lynn, so it may be a Lynn Waters Busa design.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Stitching "Bug Light"

One of my favorite spots last summer was the relatively new Bug Light Park in South Portland. I could walk to it from the Betsy Ross House, where Mom now lives. And I did, during Hurricane Irene, which had been reduced to a tropical storm by the time it reached us. These pictures were taken that day. There are high-rise condos near there, looking out over Casco Bay. Maybe that's where I'll retire!

I resolved to stitch up this wonderful landmark. I already owned a kit, which didn't look too exciting. I've started on it and there's A LOT OF WHITE, naturally. I found another and purchased it this fall.

I plan to stitch both of these up and then frame my photographs and my stitching as a collage.

For both of them, I will not stitch the word "Breakwater," because, to me, it'll always be Bug Light.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

First Snow !!

This morning, the 3rd morning of the long weekend, when I was able to SLEEP IN, I woke up to flurries outside my window here in Mason, Ohio.  It is NOW officially winter in my world.