Friday, February 12, 2010

Southern Snow and a Biscornu or Two

Well, the Southern states are now getting their share of the snow that so many other parts of the country have experienced.  Here are some photos I took just a little while ago from my front porch:
The dogwood tree that dominates my tiny front yard :
Some sweet daffodils under the dogwood trying desperately to poke their heads out.

The azalea bushes
And a close-up of the azaleas - doesn't the snow look like cotton balls balanced on the tips of the branches?
Kinda feel like I need to get out the sack to pick dat cotton!  And it is still snowing - I do hope it stops before power lines start coming down.

The postman was so nice today - lookit the biscornu I received from Michelle for January for the Please Pass The Biscornu Blog Exchange.

Exquisite - no?  and the reverse:
 The design is Rhodes Butterfly Biscornu by the Sweetheart Tree.

Last , here are photos of the biscornu I sent to Gillie in the same exchange.

Lately, it seems all the biscornus I stitch are large - lol!

 The Design is a freebie - Moonlight Serenade by Papillon Creations that I stitched with 3 colors of DMC Variations.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday 56 - 5 February 2010

The Rules:

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The book closest to me is The Elusive Bride by Stephanie Laurens.

She screamed, loud and long as she whirled and fled.

Nothing beats a good historical romance for relaxed reading.  And Stephanie Laurens is one of the best, IMHO.  Each of her books stands alone, but they are interconnected, and part of the fun is spotting characters from previous novels.  The Elusive Bride is the second in her latest series, The Black Cobra Quartet.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Needle Book received

Renee let me know that she had received the Needle Book I "angel" stitched for her for the Tiny Treasures Exchange group.
It's stitched over 1 on 28 count natural colored linen and trimmed with some lace I had in my stash.  Renee loves red, and I love the traditional red and white on natural linen, so the color choice was easy.  It also pays tribute to my love for abcedaires.

The needle pages are also linen, and I satin stitched and fringed the edges.  The lining is a cotton white on white that I had in my stash.  It ties closed with 1/4 inch white ribbon.

Needle Books are addictive - I've one more that I angel stitched for another TTE member to show you once she receives it.

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