Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

I've been tucked away in the house both yesterday and today savoring every moment of my short holiday away from the gym. I do have quite a few photos to share though. I have been absolutely obsessed with Quaker designs these last few days. Here is a series from Mon Ami Pierre, all done in overdyed or variegated floss. The peacock is done in Needle Necessities 'Yuletide'; the birds and topiary in NN 'Bali Hai'; the swan in Weeks Dye Works 'Basil'(very washed-out photo) and the geometric theme in Dinky Dyes 'Aussie Pride'. I seem to be quite fearless in the use of my treasured speciality flosses lately. With the discovery of Threadworx I don't feel I need to hoard these lovely colors anymore. They can finally be used in actual cross-stitch projects instead of being 'display pieces' in a little plastic bag.
Several pet photos to share also. Bud on our walk yesterday. Elliot sunning himself in the front window. Alix proving that the kitchen table is a good place to throw one's coat. And Sammy who thinks the cat food tastes much better eaten out of the bin then from his dish.
Already after 9pm and I am just boiling some eggs to dye. I am a little behind schedule. I would prefer to be outside tomorrow, but I think we are stuck at Joe's parents' house. It is too cold to do much outside anyway..."Easter-freeze your keester" as my dad would say! At least the flood waters have gone down and I don't need to drive 25 miles out of my way to get into town. None of the major flooding came near our house, but it was rather inconvenient on Thursday trying to get to the gym.
A very Happy Easter to all!


  1. I love the pictures, Jennifer, and the way the bring out the high points of your writing. :D

    I hope you have a great Easter, and that you DON'T freeze your keester! LOL!!

  2. Loved all the pictures.

    I would have to agree with your Dad. It seems that it is always cold on Easter when you want to wear all your new springy clothes. LOL!!

    Your animals are so cute, especially the one eating out of the bin. That one must like food real well.

  3. lol love your comments on the cats. elliot's still so cute. the flowers are doing very well too! can't wait to see photos when they bloom! i had a bad day and fedex over and over again shit on my face!!! i called their headquarter and screamed at their manager. now hopefully she'll fire the fucked up delivery driver! or i'll scream at her everyday. :\