Sunday, February 18, 2018

February Color

 Somebunny is working on an old cross stitch project again.  Stitching on linen isn't as easy as stitching on the Aida stuff.  Oh well.  I am making a few counting errors, but I think it's okay.  I bought this at least twenty-five years ago.  I was loving bunnies then.  I still love them but I don't have a lot of bunny stuff around the house anymore (must have been major breakage in the meantime).  I guess this proves that I save stuff.  
Last Monday I went to Whole Foods and spied this lovely flower.  Wow!  It tasted like any cauliflower. 
 Timothy continues to enjoy cozy early morning naps.  Right now he is napping on my quilted laptop case.  I think he's pouting. 
 Birdie turned 11!  How can it BE?  We went shopping (I tagged along). She bought clothes with all of her birthday money and then we lunched at P.F. Chang.  Following the Weight Watcher's guidelines, I was allowed about six bites.  
 I like to tuck Tim in my fluffy robe.  He tolerates. 
 Aw!  My Valentine is so sweet. 
 We ate lunch with dear Brad again.  I ate beans (zero points) and chicken.  Qdoba is a Weight Watchers-friendly place but it didn't taste that delicious.  Okay, no more WW talk - I'm boring myself! 
 I think Lizzy's paintbox makes a pretty picture, don't you?
 This was VERY tasty and just the right amount of food. 
 Every time I pick up this little shortie sock knit I think of my elementary school because the "Vikings" proudly displayed green and gold.  
 This was Tim and I this morning.  It's been warm but tomorrow I shall wear slippers.  The weather is switching it up again. 
 I am making progress on my Sockhead hat. 
 I'm still poking away at my Penguono sweater.  I tried it on today and it's quite a sight.  I'm still not sure if I'll wear it much (maybe at home when wool sweaters are required because of the cold) but I've learned a lot making it and I do want to finish soon.  

What have YOU been up to?  Are you a February person or are you itching for Easter?  I DO love the Easter stuff at the grocery store, but I shall try not to buy any of it because I do not have space for one more cute thing.  I'll try.
Thank you for popping in.  I hope you're feeling fine, thinking about the beauty of your heart and soul, and giving yourself to others often.  We need quiet to commune with God and then we need good and meaningful conversations with others.  I hope you're accessing some sweet connections. 


Farm Girl said...

Happy Sunday to you!
As always its so nice to stop in and visit. There are always lovely things going on at your house. I always love the colors. I love your counted cross stitch. So nice. You do nice stitching.
I dyed wool today. I always enjoy myself doing that so much, it is like a holiday for my mind.
I hope you have a nice day and a great week. Your food looks yummy. So does Tim.

Connie said...

Thank you . . . I need a little push to get back on weight watchers. It's a great program and has always made me feel heather when following it. Lately I have been eating way too many carbs and sweets and it is beginning to catch up to me and make me feel very disconnected with any kind of a feel good attitude. I'm so easily swayed by sweets.
I see we have something in common . . . having many projects going at the same time . . . it keeps me from being bored :)
Happy stitching!
Connie :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Oh my, counted cross stitch is so hard. I have a piece I've still not finished from many, many years ago. I've completed tiny pieces but not this larger one, don't know if I ever will. My heart just isn't in it.

I love your tabby. :-)

Have a wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

Dianna said...

I do love all of the colors in Lizzy's paint box! So bright and cheerful. A belated happy birthday wish to Birdie! Our youngest granddaughter is the same age...such a fun age. I really like the bunny cross-stitch that you are doing. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. All of your knitting projects are lovely. I love all of the pretty colors. I think I must be ready for February to be over since I keep commenting on the pretty bright colors. :)

Boyett-Brinkley said...

Love the cross stitch and yes, linen isn't fun to stitch on. I gave it up a long time ago. It is aida all the way for me even though it isn't as pretty -- linen too frustrating. Your blog photos are so colorful -- certainly cheered up a dreary, dismal day here!

Happy@Home said...

We woke up to a drizzly, gray morning so I thoroughly enjoyed your uplifting colors. It looks like you have several fun projects going. That's a great way to while away the winter days. I used to cross stitch a lot. The last time I picked it up I found it to be very frustrating. My eyesight isn't what it was back then. I have now donated everything related to cross stitching. Hopefully someone else will enjoy it.

Elizabethd said...

I still have some unfinished cross stitch from many years ago...somehow I don't think it will ever be done.
Gorgeous cat, as ever!

M.K. said...

You do such a good job of finishing/working on your projects, Pom! The bunnies are sweet, and I love seeing all your yarn. It looks so cozy. Sweet Timmy :) I'm not much of a February person. Don't know why. I used to love winter, but the years of cold and achy have gotten to me, haha. Now I long for spring, like most other people.
Weight loss is such a trial. I applaud you for these efforts, and YES your dish looks delicious, healthy, and perfectly-sized. I find that is usually our problem: we do eat good foods, but just too much of them :( Keep plugging away!

Lisa Richards said...

I did a lot of cross-stitch back when my kiddos were little. It is harder on linen. My eyes couldn't take it nowadays! I think I OD'd on it, anyway.
I love to see you buried in your knitting, lol.
Have a cozy February! :)

Beca said...

I've never seen a purple cauliflower. It's so pretty and Eastery. Happy birthday to Birdie. She has such a pretty smile.
xx Beca

ellen b. said...

Good Monday morning to you! That cross stitch is so sweet. You are such a good grandmother, taking the time to enjoy your grands. Great encouragement in your last paragraph. Good for you for sticking to the points! I've got to get inner motivation to do something...soon. Blessings on your week.

Wood Fairy said...

oh yes, that paint box is enticing, I could just dip my brush into that lovely purple and paint violets! You do have a lot of projects on the go, I like the bunnies, I am reading Corrie (still) and also watching an old film of Anne Frank whenever I can have the tv to myself! as I had not ever read her story either and felt the need to educate myself.

NanaDiana said...

You have really accomplished a lot, I think!!!! I used to have a huge bonny collection, too, and I still love them but don't have the amount of them I did. You are so right about x-stitching on linen or other fabrics like that. I had lots of messed up stitches doing that but no one can tell the difference when you are done anyway. lol

Have a wonderful week--xo Diana

Jeanie said...

Your stitching is just terrific. I love the pattern -- and the knit stitching too. And Timothy always has my heart -- he looks grand on that blanket. My favorite photo is the paint box. I don't know how many photos like that I've taken of my boxes but I think having one of Lizzy's is really super special. And all the colors -- that's a stitch project in itself!

Nana Go-Go said...

We have similar paintboxes here! Happy Birthday to Birdie Girl.xoxo

Gumbo Lily said...

Your cross stitch bunnies are very, very cute. I did a tiny piece of cross stitch once and decided I didn't want to do it anymore. Such tiny stitches made my eyes hurt.

That cauliflower is beautiful. I love it roasted in the oven or pan roasted with olive oil, salt & pepper. Yum.

It's turning super cold and snowy again here. We're up to our knees (easily) in snow.

Kim said...

I wish February could last forever, just because it's the last month of Summer here. =) Sweet bunny cross stitch and I love all your bright and happy woolly pretties.

happyone said...

Oh I've never seen purple or yellow cauliflower. I like it.
I too have some old cross stitch projects and a needlepoint project hanging around for a while. Not quite as long as you though. : )
I just can't seem to get the hang of knitting with 3 or 4 needles.
Today was cleaning day for me.

Julia said...

Wow, you have a lot of knitted projects on the go. Your stitches are so neat and even.

Birdie looks so grown up already and very pretty... How quickly they grow. Timothy is still a sleepy kitty but so cute.

I The bunny cross stitch is lovely but it must be quite a challenge working on linen. I've only worked on Aida cloth and it's enough of a challenge for me. Good luck with finishing it.

It's looking more like spring here but we still have lots of snow.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Julia

Julie said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful dear Pom Pom. I love Timothy ... even tho I have to love him from afar. I adore the way they curl their tiny paws under when they are happy, content & sleepy. Your knitting projects look amazing. I am not much of a February Lover .... we have flies here very bad & I look forward to autumn :-)

Granny Marigold said...

I hope the six bites of Birdie's cake were BIG ones!! ( Belated happy birthday to sweet Birdie).

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are one busy lady, so many projects going on. That Timmy he does love to curl up and sleep.

Not much going on at my house. We had a cold spell pop in - 59 degrees and I mean I am freezing.

Pretty flowers.

Have a great week.


Joanne said...

Beautiful work! I love the colors you chose. Love your blog.. I happened to find it through Claudia's blog. I'm a new follower!
Blessings, Joanne

Henny Penny said...

Your posts always cheer me up and make me smile. Timothy is soooo sweet and cuddly. Your bunny cross stitch will be pretty.

Kezzie said...

Your posts are always so cheerful and every picture of Tim makes me smile and sigh with a wistful remembering of my own Tabby, Sophie. The Cross stitch is really good- you are very clever.
Purple cauliflower!???!?!!
Cannot believe that that young lady is now 11/!?!?!

Hooks and Needles said...

Seeing your purple cauliflowers reminded me of seeing some growing in gardens amongst the flower beds. Once even on a roundabout! My previous cats would've loved to snuggle up somewhere warm - warm washing from the dryer, on a heating vent or a warm lap. Alas QT is not a warm lap boy. We got him at Easter hols 3 years ago and it took until the following Easter time before he was happy to lie infront of the fire. Even now he lays on the beds upstairs but pops down 8:00pm ish intime for a few biscuits.
Your last paragraph reminded me of a conversation with my friend. No matter how bad the world seems at times - God is still on the throne. Have a good week, Cathy x