Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday desk cleaning!

Every Friday I TRY to clean my desk. Why, you ask?  Many reasons...get ready for the weekend, assess what I did/did not accomplish during the week, avoid Friday afternoon work, etc.

So I thought I'd share some things that DID happen this week. I designed and stitched a couple small models - whoopee!  Sometimes things come together smoothly, and sometimes they don't, but these were really fun.  Here's a sneak peek of a new Flora McSample Quick-it.  Flora is our little sampler girl and she's been in a garden groove this week. Flora found some really lovely beads to accent her strawberry (a newish color from Mill Hill called allspice), so they also got ordered.

I also bought the annual shamrock plant (oxalis) for the office. I adore these little plants every year.  They always appear at the grocery at St. Pat's time. They are a lovely, old-fashioned plant with 4-sided leaves that open in the day and close up at night.  After they are done blooming and weather warms, I dig up the little bulb things (whatever they are called) and put them outside and hope for more blooms later.

Another Friday activity - sorting out a weeks worth of threads and (hopefully) returning them to their proper places.  But, more often than not, they sit there and get pulled out for more projects the next week. Here's to a (relatively) clean desk and the start of a beautiful weekend!


  1. Love the strawberry!! Very cute and lovely colours! Glad to see that other people have messes of threads as well! ;)

  2. I hope you do have a great week end. I finally found the cross stitch store near a quilt shop I go to. I had to go there and get a fist full of patterns. Boy am I happy.

  3. that new strawberry chart is fantastic! The colors are absolutely scrumptious! I love the Flora sweet and fun. And all very easy sizes, I have a 10 month old son, so my stitching time is NOT what it once was...these fun little projects are very appealing to me right now!

  4. The new Flora looks very pretty!
    Have a nice weekend!

  5. this model look great ! I can't wait to see it finish!
    elena in italy

  6. Hi ~
    I have always LOVED your charts and now I am in LOVE with your blog! I check in everyday to see if something new has been posted. Thanks so much for being a ray of sunshine in each day!

    In XXX's,
    Elizabeth M aka PocketofStitches

  7. Love the strawberry.
    We have had an oxalis in our garden since moving to this house - not sure if it has survived the frosts of the winter yet - I hope so.