Spring has arrived in full swing with an occasional sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest. We’re predicted to (possibly) get into the 70’s temperature-wise here for a few days. It’s got my mind on spring and flowers and…all the beautiful flowers and topiaries we saw at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival a few months ago. The festival will be wrapping up pretty quick here, but the beauty is still fresh in my mind.
I wasn’t quite ready to let go of those memories yet, as I am waiting for more sunny skies and less gray skies to appear here. So the other day I put together a little video slide show of all the beautiful topiaries we saw there. So if you like gardening, flowers, topiaries, or Disney (and who doesn’t love Disney), go ahead and sit back and enjoy a few moments of spring with me. If you like, enjoy it with your favorite beverage and maybe a little bit of chocolate…or lots of chocolate. Maybe I'll have to go grab a Ghirardelli chocolate off my desk.
Not only is the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival wrapping up, but I have also wrapped up my Tinkerbell projects. I’ll miss the pretty greens, blues, and lavenders of both of these projects. The next set of projects I’ve decided to work on, while still very Disney, will be in more blacks, browns, grays, and whites.
Here is the finish of my Tinkerbell cross stitch. The pattern shows the title as “Tinkerbell Flying Happily.” I know working on her sure brought a lot of smiles to my face. I hope once it’s framed and gifted, it can bring some smiles to someone else.
|Tinkerbell Cross Stitch Finish - April 2017|
I know I posted a finish of the quilted Tink quilt on my last post, but I have finished the binding now, and here is how it came out. I won’t be missing this one as much because I plan to keep it for myself.
|Tinkerbell Quilt Finish - April 2017|
So what’s up next? Well, for cross stitch projects, I’ve got another Disney project I started a long time ago that I just need to do the back stitching for. I imagine that will be done very quickly. After that, I’ve chosen another extremely large project. When I had it narrowed down to two, I let hubby make the final choice. He chose a project which I’ll simply call Mickey and His Pirate Pals for now. No sneak peeks on this one. I want you to watch it come alive as I stitch it.
In the queue for quilting projects, as you already know, is a quilt using Marvel fabrics of Captain America (and possibly Ant Man). I’ve previewed the Captain America fabric in a previous post, but now I’ll let you peek at the rest of the fabrics. This will be a queen-sized quilt for our bedroom. Then it’s time to get back to pumping out some charity quilts. So many projects…never enough time.
|Sneak Peek - Captain America Quilt Fabric Palette|