Monday, May 28, 2007

Another Finish!

I completely forgot last week that I had one more unfinished project in my purse as my "take along" project when I was listing all my UFO's. I had had this Washington Heart by Victoria Sampler in my purse for about 3 weeks, and usually only worked on it while I was waiting for Lizzie during her piano lesson. I worked on it again yesterday while we were at a State Park for a couple hours, and was so close to finishing that I pulled it out this morning and put the last stitches in. (Thea, don't look too close...I got off by one thread somewhere!!! LOL!) I have pulled another small Victoria Sampler Beyond Cross Stitch kit to put into my purse to replace this one.

My various irises in the garden are still blooming, here is one that was incredible this week. I am finding that there are some early bloomers and some late bloomers in the iris family also. Most of my pure lavender/purple ones are finished blooming, and now the yellows and peaches are beautiful.

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and we have the day off work. It is a day where we honor the veterans, family and friends that have passed away by taking flowers to the graves. Amazingly the weather is sunny and beautiful today, usually we have rain. We are going to have a "picnic" at my parents house this afternoon, with all the traditional American picnic food, fried chicken, potato salad, watermelon and chocolate cake. Hmmm...I should have made Apple Pie, not chocolate cake. We have a saying, "As American as Apple Pie". Do any other countries have sayings that are comparable? It would be interesting to find out.

I hope everyone has a great week!


Rachael said...

Your stitching is lovely and your picnic sounds fab! I don't know any German sayings that compare to "American as apple pie" I'll have to ask my husband- if I ever see him again:-) . Anyway, I much prefer chocolate cake!

Von said...

I'm so jealous of your beautiful irises!!

We had a great time Memorial Day weekend in Boise. On Monday, we even got Oscar out of the house for lunch at a favorite restaurant and Aunt Christie drove in from Payette to join us. In addition to all the Paulson gang, Janeale and her family came along too - so we had two long banquet tables full, lol!

Congrats on finishing your Washington Heart. :)

Lavender Rose said...

Hi, Connie, I've missed you! Your irises are gorgeous!! Washington Heart looks lovely, too.