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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, March 30, 2014

Last week of summer vacation :(

Am I the only one who doesn't enjoy Sunday as much as Saturday because I know I have to go back to work the next day? And as a kid I clearly remember the last week of vacation being full of anxiety and thinking it didn't even count as a vacation week. Well I have that feeling now, this will be my last week of maternity leave before I have to return to work, and though I mostly enjoy my job, I DON'T WANT TO GO! I know, I know, I am far from the only mom to ever feel this way, but it doesn't make it any easier. Maybe sweet husband will win the lottery this week and I can just stay home (wish me luck here!)

So the top pic is my new start of the week. No, I haven't finished Calvin's birth sampler, but am pretty close. I just couldn't resist starting this once the chart arrived in the mail! I am a big fan of Bent Creek (gee all my new projects this year have been Bent Creek) so I was surprised I had never seen this series before. See the top little leaf above the top pumpkin? That was the green I originally stitched all the vines in, but once I started filling in the hill you could barely see it. Luckily it was quick to rip out and redo in a darker green.

This is my progress on Mirabilia's Santa....trudging along, but hoping to have it done before the end of the school year. 

And this is my Pinterest project of the week, an Easter wreath. I wrapped the wire part in the fuzzy green yarn that looks just like the grass you stuff in Easter baskets, and then added the carrots bunnies and flowers. I should have chosen a thicker foam wreath though, because man it took a lot of wrapping to cover it all with the yarn!

 I'll leave you with a snap from my garden, of one of our Peace roses. I love this variety because it blooms yellow on the inside to a darker pink on the tips of the petals (plus they bloom just in time for my birthday!)

What I'm Reading this Week: Ms. Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children

What I'm Watching this Week: Gravity, Mr. Peabody, Forks Over Knives, Dexter, Hereafter

Miles Ran this Year: 102 miles...that's right i've ran over ONE HUNDRED MILES since little Calvin was born....yes i'm pretty proud of that! 


Annette-California said...

You made some beautiful progress on your wips. Good call on making the fill in a bit darker on your linen. Those types of changes make it look much more pretty.
Love your Peace Rose!
The Easter wreath is soooo amazing - What a lovely and fun project!
love Annette

Cajun Mama said...

All of your projects look great! I love the Bent Creek design.
I've always felt the same way about Sundays and last days of vacation. Knowing that I had to go back to work or school the next day ruined the day for me. lol Good luck this week- I hope the transition goes smoothly. :)

Barb said...

You have lots of great projects going on. I was there when my DIL had to go back to work. I know it is very hard, hope your DH wins the lottery!!!!

Shirlee said...

I always used to feel that way about Sundays too when I was going to school or working. I never understood that Bangles song with the lyrics about Sunday being a fun day. So sorry you have to go back to work & leave little Calvin. I know how very hard that is. Hugs to you my friend.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful stitching

Frances N said...

Your wreath is so cute! I love the bunnies and carrots--very cute!
I also like that precious Bent Creek Hilltops! I wasn't familiar with it and it sure looks fun!

Catherine said...

I hope your transition back to work went well....
Love your spring wreath ~ beautiful!
Oohh....loved that book ~ did you know there is a second one out now?