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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

So this is what I have been working on this week. Witch's Hat out of the Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue from 2012. This is only a week's work of progress. If I could only keep my momentum think how many projects I would actually finish! I hand dyed the fabric on this too, and really like how it turned out. 
And this is the other project I have been re-inspired to pick back up. I would like to thank Sandra of Stitching in Sunny Cal for the motivation to do so. She is stitching it too, but she used the prettiest purple variegated thread (check out her blog it's awesome!). I actually commented on her blog about how much I liked her project, and when she answered me she asked "isn't yours done already?" Ugggh no! 

And this is how I spent my Mother's Day. We drove north up to Sedona for the day. The first hike we did was Bell Rock Trail. We hadn't done this one before and got there a little before noon.There was no shade on this trail and it was sooo hot. We made it to the base of the mountain and headed right back for the car.   And then we headed to our favorite trail by Oak Creek. It runs right along the creek and is shaded because it runs down the middle of the canyon, and was about 20 degrees cooler than the first trail. At the end of it you can wade in the creek. Our family is pretty out-doorsy so spending Mother's Day out hiking was pretty close to perfect for me. My girls and sweet husband were also sweet enough to get me some new linen and threads, boy does my family know the perfect presents for me.

 I'll end with a shot from my garden this morning. This is a blue Hibiscus I have on my porch. It is really hard to keep Hibiscus here since they are tropical, and well I live in a very dry very hot desert. Anyways I love how delicate they look and such a pretty color. I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day too. I think my wish as a mom (and probably just like every mom) would be that my children could stay little and sweet just like they are now. My oldest turned 10 last month, and I can't believe a decade has gone by so fast!


Brigitte said...

What a great way to spend Mother's Day. You seem to have spent a wonderful day together.
I love your WIPs, particularly the Witch's Hat.

Kaisievic said...

Sounds like a great Mother's Day. The hibiscus is very pretty.

SewAmy said...

I love you witches hat... wow you stitch fast! It looks like you had a wonderful Mother's day! I'm going to head to Sandra's blog and check it out.

Shirlee said...

What a great Mother's Day!

Barb said...

I just read your wedding post, I must have missed it. Great pictures and congratulations to all of you!! Glad your Mother's Day was filled with family and good fun!!(Sorry it was so hot! We are no longer in competition with Phoenix for a heat record-thank heavens!)

blue star stitcher said...

Nice progress, I hope you are all healed up and healthy again by now.

Chris said...

Fantastic Mother's Day for you, a perfect day!

Chris x

Melinda said...

Sounds as if you had a perfectly wonderful mother's day. You are so brave to hand dye your fabric - it looks wonderful. I have had my eye on that chart as well.

Carol said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog--I'm happy to have found yours, too! Beautiful stitching and congratulations on your recent marriage--I wish you many happy years together :)