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Sunday, February 7, 2016

This and That


After a very busy, and productive week, I thought I would check in for a bit. It looks like February will be another fast month. We have our February warm-up this next week. I always think it is that cruel thing the weather does, you have these lovely, warm days and then ***POW*** the Arctic blast hits. I am going to be hopefully, on my hands and knees, cleaning my flowerbeds which look like this:

Poor little bulbs needing to be set free
You can't even see the flowers for the weeds.
 It will feel nice to be pulling weeds, and taking it to the chickens who are just starving for green. That is my plan anyway and you know how plans change, but we don't have any rain in the forecast for a week or so.

I told you on an earlier blog I was starting His Eye is on The Sparrow. I said I was going to work on it at least 10 minutes a day, every day. I have done pretty good, for doing 10 minutes, some days it might be more that that, and some days I might get four stitches before an interruption. This is the first page of the design. I got the border almost finished and then I can start doing the peacock. That is the plan for this week.

My Heartstring
The little tiny corner.
I thought you might like to see how big it will be when it is finished. I really, really love working on this. As slow as I am it might take me two years. I think it will be worth it though.

I am still doing my rug hooking too. I am not going for any goals with rug hooking this year like I was last year. This year, I just want to enjoy my hooking and working on my skill rather than quantity.

Here is Hearts by Cammie Bruce.

Primitive Junky
I had some patterns enlarged this week at Fed Ex. Gosh I love that place. They enjoy looking at my patterns as much as I do seeing them enlarged. Such sweet people. Speaking of sweet people. Megan and I gave Makenzie a bridal shower yesterday. When you have a surprise wedding, things are a bit backwards. Anyway, it was a very nice party. With just the sweetest girls. I felt so honored to have been a part of it.

So now, I think that is the last wedding thing that has to be done. We have a lovely week ahead of us. Next weekend, Ron and I are going to start painting the inside of the house. We are starting with the upstairs and in the loft. I am so excited. It needs it so bad. I will be cleaning out clutter and rearranging and getting the house in ship shape. So many nice things to be doing for awhile.

Have a wonderful day and even a better week next week,
~Kim~

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

12 comments:

  1. What a breath of fresh air in this post. I can feel like you are having a great time now that all the wedding pressure is off your shoulders. How fun to have the bridal shower after the wedding. I think it's great...

    What are those little pretty yellow flowers. Green weeds looks so beautiful to chicken... I must be a chicken because those green weeds look beautiful to me right now. I know I won't be saying that in a few months, lol...

    I love that red cross stitch pattern and good for you to have finished your heart rug in time for Valentine. I could have never hooked as many rugs as you did last year. That was a real marathon.
    I love that poem by William W.Purkey. That's what I do most of the time.
    Have a great week and enjoy your fresh coats of paint. I wish my house would get a fresh coat of paint inside and out. It really needs it.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  2. A lovely post!
    I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  3. I just went back and watched the wedding video again. I still can't quite believe how you all pulled off a surprise wedding!! That's so fun!

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  4. "His eye" is going to be magnificent!!!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  5. Your stitching is so fun! So perfect!
    How fun to spend time in the garden with the hens!
    I hope you have an easy going week. We need to paint, too.

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  6. It will be so beautiful so take your time & just enjoy your stitching time!
    Have a great week!

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  7. LOVE the heart rug...perfect! Yes our weather has certainly gone warm...for now anyway...it's been just lovely! I LOVE fresh paint! Enjoy your week!

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  8. Love the rug...love the cross stitch. You are so busy...not sure how you fit it all in. Keep up the good work!!! xo

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  9. Oh such beautiful stitches Kim!! I so want to take up my needle and thread again, but the last project I did challenged me so with my failing eyes that I'm not sure I have the heart to even try. I'm with Julia - right about now, green weeds look wonderful to me.... It has been snowing here again all afternoon and evening. Add to it blowing and plunging temps and I'll be happy to camp out in your chicken coop. Have a great week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  10. Your cross stitch is so pretty! You sound like you have alot to do but one thing at a time.Your rug is done nicely and looks sweet!

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  11. your embroidery is so pretty kim, i have not done that in years. the rug too, perfect for this time of year. i have a lot of weeds in my gardens too because of all the warm temperatures we have been having. thank goodness they are now covered in snow!!! ;)

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