Saturday, February 13, 2010

AN EPISTLE

Well......what a busy few days! Last Sunday the Saints marched to victory. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. And Tuesday is the major holiday here: Mardi Gras ("throw me sumthin', Mister). But I've managed to keep up with my stitching. And......we had snow yesterday. Great big flakes. Didn't stick too long, but what an occasion here in the Deep South.

Exchanges first. I'm participating in the Lizzie Kate Exchange, which is so fun. I've just signed up for the next round.  Here are the pictures.  First is my exchange for Mare and second is hers for me. I love it!  It's a little bag in just the right colors for an old red head. And it gave me a great idea for my granddaughters. As a matter of fact, I've already bought the little denim bags. Mare included some of her hand-made rose pins. Yellow ones-just perfect since I have a son and family who live in Texas.


And for some of my finishes. Since this is a "small" year, these are small!  First is a flaming heart ornie I stitched since February is Heart Month. It's really in memory of those in my mother's family who have died of the disease and to remember those of us remaining who have inherited the disease.


The other two are in honor of big doin's in my neck of the woods. The fleur de lis is, of course, for Mardi Gras. It's in the MG colors: purple, green and gold. It's a new chart by Ink Circles. The other is for my team, the Saints, who are the Super Bowl champs.


The big weather news is that it snowed yesterday. It's not unusual for my hometown (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), but is not too common around here. We had ample warning so we were prepared. Schools were dismissed  Friday. The snow had melted by early afternoon, so I did make it to Hancock's for supplies to finish some stitching. I don't mind the snow. It's the freezing weather that come with it. Here are some snaps I made through windows.




The last is a little visitor who warmed himself outside the back door. It's an adorable little brown dove. DH and I hoped that Gisele wouldn't drop by for a visit- and a meal. She didn't!

10 comments:

saras said...

did you make the little pink bag? Or is it a purchased bag and then attached the stitching to it?

FancyHorse said...

I like that flaming heart!

Your snow pics are pretty - we didn't get as much as you did, just a lot of flakes in the air that looked promising but melted, and quit. School was canceled, so the kids get a long weekend: snow day, weekend, President's Day, Mardi Gras Day!

It's been a great year - Alabama, and the Saints! And now, the Olympics, Valentine's Day, and Mardi Gras added to the mix!

stitchinfiend said...

Lovely exchange both sent and received that little bag is just darling. Love the snow pics.

Carolyn NC said...

Exchange and finishes are so cute!

Siobhan said...

What beautiful stitching!! Love the snow pics, too.

Alice said...

Go Saints! We haven't had snow for almost four days now... The stuff we had is finally melting. The yard stick standing straight up on my patio table says we are down to 20 inches!
I love your 'little' finishes. All so cute.

Julie said...

A great L*K exchange, what a lovely little bag.

Pleased your little birdie friend was safe and cosy, maybe he got a shock with the snow coming.

Lovely smalls, you stitched so beautifully.

Stephanie (Bayou Stitcher) said...

Marian,

Lovely stitching. I really love that Mardi Gras Fleur de Lis, I have not found anything like that one in NOLA. Where did you find it?

Glad your little visitor enjoyed her stay.

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Stephanie

Stephanie (Bayou Stitcher) said...

Looks like Fleur d'Orleans may be a new chart, I will have to go to Accents to see if they have it in stock.

Mare said...

Hi Marian,

I can't wait to see the denim bags & I am happy you are please with the exchange piece I did for you.

I love the Mardi Gras Fleur de Lis! And you should see the snow we got up north!