Monday, May 14, 2012

Some ground to stand on

It's hard to tell by looking but I spent a better part of the afternoon and evening stitching the ground that Suzannah is standing on....and it's not even done!!  Hopefully next weekend.

Mother's day was nice, it was just me and my Mom this year...Hubby left to work out of town on Saturday, won't be home until the 27th!!  That's two weeks without him.  I'm hoping though that that's a bad estimate on someone's part and he'll be home sooner...or that he can come home for at least a day or so.  But I took mom for a nice breakfast and then spent the day just relaxing.  No housework or chores allowed. 

Look at the treasure that I found in the closet downstairs over the weekend!  I don't even know what I was looking for but when I found this I almost fell over! I remember stitching it, I even remember framing it, and I remember why I didn't hang it...I had to get some hanging wire for the back of it to hang it.  What I don't remember is putting it in the closet and forgetting about it for YEARS!  So it's still missing the wiring and it's got a weird stain on the frame that I can't get rid of yet....But then I haven't given it a serious try yet either...but I will fix that and find a wall to hang it on.  I LOVE this piece!

9 comments:

katica said...

Nice progress on Suzannah... mine is still languishing... I didn't stitch a single stitch last night :O( poor girl probably thinks I abandoned her!

I remember you stitching the flamingo, its beautiful! Hopefully you can get rid of the stain and get some wire and hang it up to admire it :O)

Chris said...

It sounds like you had a lovely mother's day.
Great progress! I love the flamingo!

Ziggyeor said...

Nice progress on Suzanna. That Flamingo is gorgeous. At least its most of the way there. Most/all of my stuff doesn't have a frame. :p

BeckySC said...

I am so loving Suzanna :)

Carol said...

How could you forget about that fabulous flamingo? Such beautiful fabric you've stitched it on, too. I'm sure you'll have plenty of extra time while your husband is out of town to get the spot off the frame and get it up on the wall, Barbi :)

Glad you and your mom could relax on Mother's Day--it sounds perfect!

Deb said...

Great found treasure. It's very pretty. And I know what you mean about stitching that ground. It's easy to do, but so time consuming!

Nancy M said...

Looks good up against the wall your took the picture on! Sounds like a nice Mother's Day.

Veronica said...

Oh, your Flamingo is just gorgeous! Definitely have to hang it up. Love the hand-dyed fabric you used for it. Don't you just love it when you find forgotten treasures? ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D