Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring...A Time for Renewal and Newness

Start to Fiesta Pinata by Barbara Ana Designs




I figured since Spring is upon us here in North Texas, that I'd do a spring-y project.  Many years ago, in 2008 to be exact, the designer emailed me this chart after she'd posted it as a finish on a message board.  It's been collecting dust in my inbox ever since then.  Can you believe it?!?  It's full of bright, vibrant colors and it reminded me so much of growing up in San Antonio and the spring Fiesta season, which is towards the end of April.  At the time the designer emailed me this chart, she didn't know what she was going to do with it, and I don't think it's released yet either.  Anyhoo, I've chosen to stitch it on 32ct. Banana Splash evenweave from Silkweaver.  That little piece of fabric has been languishing in my fabric stash for a piece just like this. 

As you can see, my progress isn't much, but I didn't realize how much I had to strain my eyes and concentrate on that fabric!  It's rough when you get old.  LOL  I tried a 28 ct. fabric and that was even worse, plus the purple color got lost in the color of the fabric.  Of course, I was also stitching on this while preparing dinner and watching Dancing With the Stars, so that might have impeded my progress a bit as well.



My first bloom of spring is this little Four Nerve Daisy.  I love this little happy flower!  They can handle the heat and the cold and keep on going.  I need to work on adding more of these to my flower bed because I really like them. 

This precious little girl is also blossoming.  She's been with us now for 2 years and she's come so far from that half-wild thing we brought home.  She's settled down nicely, learned some manners, learned to trust us, and no longer tries to escape through the closed windows.  She is free with her purrs and head butts, unless she's mad at me for going to work and leaving her with the hubby all day!  I love this sweet little thing. 

2 comments:

Robin said...

Good start on your springy project! I'm glad you said they were daisies 'cuz I thought it was a dandelion! LOL

Robin

PS I wish I could lounge like the kitty!

Chris said...

Nice start Stephanie! I am looking forward to seeing your progress. Barbara Ana Designs are so colorful and fun!
So glad that your sweet girl is so happy.