Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Rug ~

New hand knotted wool oriental runner for the kitchen. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

~Samplers & Snow~

Well, I finished my Merry Christmas sampler.   I actually finished it a few weeks ago, but haven't had time to post.

Like most people, I've had it with all the snow. Again last week, we got hit with another 4-6 inches....enough already!  With the rate we're going, we'll be wearing winter coats  and boots at Easter. 
I decided 1837 Crown Sampler by Plum Street Sampler will be my next stitching project.  Love the muted colors in this sampler.  I did make two changes to the floss recommendations.  Instead of WDW holly, I'm using collards; and instead of WDW pea coat, I'm using gun metal.  Everything else is staying the same.  This is obviously a fairly large sampler, so I hope I can stick with it and not get distracted:)
(picture via Pinterest)
This month, I've been playing with a new toy I bought myself.  Ever since I was sick with the flu, I've been trying to bulk up on fruits and vegetables so I bought the Breville Fountain Multi Speed Juicer...and it runs like a dream.  
(picture via Williams Sonoma)
And what better way to get a five-year-old to eat more vegetables, then to hide them in yummy juice.  This momma is loving it!!
Okay...gotta sign off for now.
Have a wonderful week.