Is SPRING really here?
Suddenly, it seemed like we went, from this:
We were lucky, here on Vancouver Island, in that, we only had 15 inches of snow. It came all at once and stayed for a couple of weeks (because we are located on a high ridge)...............and now, the rains have begun chasing away the last remnants of snow.
There was some snow damage to my shrubs and trees but looks like it will be minimal. Oliver and I went into the yard to inspect the damage:
and we both came back, cold and tired! So, after a nice warm drink,
I will begin my post...............
I will start with my visit to Larrianne's Small Wonders, in Ventura, California, from last spring..............
This large store is wonderful. The hardest part of going to this store is trying to choose, what to buy, without breaking the bank account!! Incredible selection and very helpful and friendly service made the visit very enjoyable. I went with my husband and another couple and everyone was very impressed!!.
So what did I buy?.......................
|Reutter Porzellan Espresso set for the 'butler's pantry'|
|Cat Family (7mm. high) made by Randall Zadar|
|Cat House ( 9mm. high) by Randall Zadar|
Next, I will show you the new 'little guy' in my life.......his name is 'Felix' and he was made by a sweet lady named Mary Anderson from Paws of Love Miniatures:
|'Felix' and Sherlock|
Felix is so adorable...he is perfect in every detail. He will be the first, of many, to add to my animal menagerie for the dollhouse! The 'Sherlock Holmes' cushion, by the way, was made by me in 60 count.
I also finished stitching copies of my mom's old petitpoint (regular size).........I still have the frames to finish
|Garden Ladies 1.5in by 1in 60 count silk gauze and threads|
Now, last but not least (especially, for all the time that it is taking)..............................I started this area rug quite a while back and was not happy with the edging, so, I started over, last fall. Major problem was that I needed to order more silk thread but the company that I had previously bought from, went out of business!!
That'll teach me to always order way more, than you think that you will need!!!! I finally found another source (not easy, because I use 50 colors or more on my projects and that is expensive) . I found a good source from China and hope that I can use them for a long time. This is what I have accomplished, on this, in 6 months!!! Will show you the completed rug as soon as it is done!!
|Antique Farahan 10in x 12in with silk gauze and threads|