Here is this weeks progress, I picked Santa back up and started working on the second cuff. I had divided this chart into 4 sections when I made my working copies so I am happy now to be in the third quarter of stitching this. I was saving the white of his beard and mittens for last, but I did stitch a little bit of his beard also. I thought if I waited to stitch all that white until the end I might go snow-blind. It is hard to stitch on this during all the spring weather we have been having here, I like to stitch in season and it's definitely no longer winter time in Arizona (though i'm sure most everyone reading this can still look out the window and see snow!)
And this is my progress on Calvin's baby sampler. I finished another of the big words, the star and some of the border. I wanted the border to be blue and green, but the threads you can't even tell their different colors! I used WDW "Bayview" which is a pretty turquoise and "Lucky" which was supposed to be more green. It's ok though I like the colors and its not worth changing it now.
And these are the beautiful flowers my sweet husband got me for my birthday this weekend. We left baby Calvin at home with grandma, and went on a date for my birthday. It's the first time we have been out without him since he was born. We got sushi, which was a no-no for me while pregnant, and went to a bookstore and a plant nursery. All in all my idea of a great date. We bought some a pink star Jasmine vine for our garden and now our backyard smells heavenly! I just hope it survives our summer.