The flowering plum trees have bloomed! I am so thrilled...its a whole 2 weeks early this year. It is always a wonderful promise that spring is actually on its way. I love spring, it is my favorite time of year! This picture is just outside my office at the credit union, so I really can enjoy looking at all that pink most of the day!!!
I am almost finished with Honeysuckle Rose (Again, thank you Anne!). I had planned on finishing it up before I posted a picture, but decided to go ahead and post it now since it is nearly done. I just have some of the light green to finish up and some gold in the center of the flowers. It calls for gold beads, but since it is for a clock center, I am afraid the beads might get in the way of the hands. I also need to figure out some sort of "Buttonhole" in the center of the design for the clock works to come through the fabric. I probably will just end up with some sort of Kloster block square in the same color thread as the fabric. I can hardly wait to get it all together!
I have decided not to make a goal list for March, as I cannot count on how much stitching time I will really end up with in any given month. But I hope to design some more on "My Child's Heart" and get at least one more of the Shepherd's Bush Christmas ornaments finished. So, is two items a list? LOL! I really should put a few more stitches into Victoria Sampler's A is for Angel, since I joined the support group that Thea has set up for the Alphabet Samplers! That little list will be more than plenty for me to do!!!
Every week I read the SBQ question, but never have the time to go back and forth to copy and paste and make a note, etc. But I think I will try it this week.
Today's SBQ was suggested by Cheryl and is:What cross-stitch magazines or other publications (as opposed to blogs) do you read on a regular basis? What do you like about them?What do you not like? What would your perfect publication include?
My answer: back in the old days I subscribed to nearly every stitching magazine that was made, but rarely stitched much from the magazine. My favorite used to be Cross Stitch and Country Crafts, and I still have every single issue in my collection. These days, I don't subscribe to any stitching magazines, tho I collect and use a lot the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issues. If I happen to be in Barnes and Noble, I will look at all the magazines and only buy one if I happen to see one that has a pattern that I am fairly sure I will stitch someday. But it is still fun to browse!
So my requirements are that it MUST have a pattern I want to stitch, and perhaps some great articles. My perfect publication would be a whole magazine of patterns that are irresistible!