Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ohhhhh google...

I was just reading the daily newsletter from Mary at Needle ' Thread. Thank goodness for Mary! Check out this post about the important changes that are going to happen next month. I am so glad I read about this because I would just be so bummed to all of a sudden not have all my favorite blogs being followed anymore. I took her advice and added a new follower thingy, Bloglovin button. And I saved all my favorites there, so now I'm safe!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I have a new helper!

Isn't she just the most precious thing you've ever seen?! I am so in love with my new little baby. Apparently the neighbor found her down at the river and brought her home, knocked on my door and asked if I knew anyone that wanted a kitten. Oh my gosh!!! I looked at him with irritation because I did not NEED another kitty. But she was so tiny and I just snatched her out of his arms and said, sigh, "I'll take her" and I went to slam the door in his face (because I did not need another kitty and my heart is tooooo big and tooooo filled with love to resist the darling little baby that clearly needed a home--and what better home than mine?)My husband stepped outside and I heard him saying "I told you not to bring her over here" and the neighbor was LAUGHING haha. Needless to say, my husband is in love with her, too. But the other kitties...well, not so much. Now, this little darling is the sweetest little thing I've ever met. She is the perfect companion for my lap, doesn't even try to bother my thread when I'm stitching. She knows she has just found her bit of heaven. Being all white, and arriving on the Full Moon, I named her Angel.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A tiny bird

I've been stitching away on this tiny little bird. I'm stitching it over one on 25ct. I purchased some fabric and changed the colors on the chart to match the fabric. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it once I'm finished, but I'm thinking I *ought* to make a cover for my magnifier lamp. It gets so darn dusty! Go figure... p.s. its not finished yet, but its getting close. Still some more leaves to do and "perfecting."

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I ought to be stitching, but I'm procrastinating!

Its been awhile since I've posted and its because I'm busy making my this year's Christmas gifts. But the best part is my daughter's great big picture is finished, except for adding the zillions of beads! This was the first Mother's Day without my mum. My sister joined my daughter and I and we had a wonderful day at the loch. Soooooo gorgeous up there. We had a picnic and the sky was blue and it was warm with a gentle breeze. So very pleasant. I visited a friend who is here from Utah. Her parent's goat had 2 kids. And here I am holding it. I can't resist little baby goats, they are so precious. And I love the way they hop around. So cute!!!! Our stitching guild (Bay Area Sampler Guild) had their annual retreat a couple weeks ago. That was lots of fun, too. All in all, life is good and I am happy and doing well.