Friday, April 24, 2009

TGIF and weekend plans

Oh my, I am so glad today is Friday! For some reason this week has seemed soooooooooo long.
So have you made any plans for the weekend? Me? I have made plenty. With a capital P! The weather is supposed to be absolutely glorious. Sunny and upper 70s. Picture perfect.

I am planning on spending most of it outdoors. Yup, more yard work. On the list for this weekend is to get more of that back corner finished, trim the bushes out front, trim the bushes on the side yard, put the fences back up around the gardens, prune the branches of the trees in front of the house, and maybe, just maybe, sit on the deck and relax. Or is that collapse? LOL

I'll be sure and take photos of the before and after. Again these are chores that haven't been done in a while so I know they won't be easy but darn will it feel good to have them finished.

On the stitching front I have been catching up on the many blogs I enjoy reading and finding new ones to add to my reading list. I have also been falling in love with some new designs.

I LOVE this one. Of course it would be an OOP and hard to find but find it I will!

Then I spotted another design that just screamed out to me on Melissa's blog. (Click on her name and it will take you to the posting on her blog.) The pattern is by The Goode Huswife. Of course it too is OOP. BUT has recently been re released as part of a collection. It's a bit pricey but if I'm a good girl maybe I can get it with my income tax refund. Whenever that comes. :)

The Goode Huswife's Book of Designs Vol 1
The book consists of ten 9 by 12 envelopes which each have the pattern inside, with a hard cover and back. It was designed in this manner so that you may put your fabric and floss in each envelope with the pattern as you're working on it or for future use.
The designs in the book are: 1798 Quaker, Nine Patch, The Birth Sampler, Ellen Birdseye, A Primitive Bird, Mattie Graves Quilt, With My Needle, Elizabeth Easton, Live Simply and June Morning

And last but not least another design to add to my hard-to-find wish list. I first noticed this one on Vonna's blog. I liked it but it didn't completely grab me then. Then I saw Edgar's more recent finish if it. And for some reason it has become one of those I MUST do soon patterns. Another OOP and I understand it is very hard to find. Nothing I like than a good challenge. :)

Oh, that pattern is by Brightneedle, called "Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming". I love this carol and once sang it as a solo at Christmas Midnight Mass. So it does have special meaning for me. Wish me luck in finding it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. You probably won't hear from me until Monday. I'll be outside and no where near the computer. :)

Until next time...............
Love and stitches


Mel said...

Dont' you love how those patterns just scream to you, stitch me!
Great new things to add to your list of hard to find. Hopefully you have some luck

CindyMae said...

Hope you have a nice weekend working around the house! I am going to try and get some of the same things done! I am like you, I love reading others blogs and finding new ones to read! Love all the patterns that you have found!

Cindy F. said...

Have fun with your yardwork:)
and good luck finding Lo! I'm sure you will. I bought mine almost 2 months ago on Amazon pretty cheap, but I see the books are really going up in price now.
LOVE the charts!

Terry said...

Have fun with all the yard work but don't forget to sit and put your feet up. Grab a good cup of coffee/tea and sit and read for a spell so you don't exhaust yourself.

Meari said...

Good luck with your yard work, Kathy. I'm relieved mine is done. Just waiting for the grass to grow more so I can mow, LOL. Probably next weekend!

It got up to 81F here today (hot!) and is supposed to rain over the weekend.

Ranae said...

Great taste in designs.
Yardwork! Fun!!

Shari said...

boy Kathy, you & I have the same stitching likes it looks like!!! I am also searching for that BBD pattern & I just got the Lo pattern a while back!!!
Hope you can find them!

Nancy said...

You have been busy finding more stash you can't live without! Have fun in the yard this weekend. We already spread a whole pickup truck full of mulch yesterday!

Siobhan said...

Good luck finding the charts! I always manage to find stuff that I can't live without but can't readily get. I fall in love with designers AFTER they stop designing or stuff like that. Agh! Good luck on your quest.

Enjoy your weekend!

Rene la Frog said...

Sounds like you have a very busy weekend planned. I'm going to do a BIG pile of laundry and stitch in between loads.

Good luck finding those OOP charts.

Deborah said...

Big outside weekend!!
Great new adds to your "Wishlist"!!
Surely some one has these charts that they could either lend, sell or simply RAK you!!

Love and Hugs!!

Alice said...

Yep, I love Friday's too, but this last Friday saw me very poorly. I also love all those designs and hope you find them. I also have this thing about wanting charts that are usually OOP. We had rain all weekend which was not so bad considering that I was not up to doing anything even if I wanted too. It suited me fine and I had no guilt lol.