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.