Sunday, May 1, 2011

One May Night Progresses & New Design

I thought I'd be further along in stitching this week but life intervened and I've only completed one of the 'ironwork/lace' rows and part of the last row of hydrangeas. I must say I am very happy with this design and as always, can't wait to see it completed and in its waiting frame!

Another reason I've not gotten as much stitching done as I'd hoped is a new design has been crowding my brain and not giving me any rest until it is ready to present to you :)

Spring is such a magnificent time here in our Selkirk range of the Rockies. After six months of snow and cold every glimpse of spring is exciting! Yesterday, we spent a good deal of time in our small orchard and fruit gardens and as the air swept down the still snow covered mountain peaks it was nothing short of intoxicating. Terry worked hard to clean out the leaves and mulch from last year's berry beds and to make some new ones for new plants we have coming.
The rose beds are also cleaned and he's made a new raised bed for some new especially fragrant roses that will be here next week and the woods are full of green things poking their way to the sun! After an especially long winter our two tuxedo cats found one of the first things to come up each year, catnip, and have been rolling around in it and staggering back to the house to flop down in the sun and sleep it off.

We're all drunk with spring and that is how the new design was 'born' :) As soon as I finish polishing it, I'll post it as a free pattern until it is stitched.


  1. I love the way you describe the arrival of spring in your beautiful neck of the woods! While my views are not as spectacular as yours, it's exactly the way I feel about this time of the year.

    And the cats in catnip brought a loud laugh as I have one who does the same. Funny, tho, the other two are not impressed.....

    Your designs are so original and beautiful - wish I could crochet, but I am a knitter.


  2. Knitters are more than welcome to the party, Marlene! Thankfully the patterns lend themselves to lots of types of work and I just wish I knew how to knit! :)