Friday, May 10, 2013

Pascha, Flowers, TUSAL and Stitching Update

Christ is Risen!! 

Христос воскрес!! (Khristos voskres)

Pascha has come and gone too quickly.  It was a glorious feast! Our service was so lovely and full of joy, I didn't want it to end.  I spent the weekend at my Nana's and my mother was in from Prince George for Pascha.  The weather has been so hot, as though it was summer.  Thankfully, it is still with us and I'm having a hard time staying indoors.  Needless to say, I have been behind on the finishing front of things.  My blackbird box is coming together slowly.  The paint has dried and I hope to complete it this weekend.  

Enjoy all the photos!
My favourite photo of cherry blossoms.  The lighting was perfect and captures the delicate blossoms perfectly


Syrnypascha

The beautiful dogwood tree
Camelias
 Now my stitching progress.  I picked up Tea Bath Fairy and haven't put her down.  I know I was supposed to work solely on Hannah, but Annette encouraged me to pick her up again! Thanks Annette!!
I purchased some new hoops from Michael's.  I love how taut the fabric is in the frame.  
Here's Hannah and her leopard.
Only one leg has been stitched.  I need to get a move on with him!
Love this little bird!
Finally completed the second garden in Knotgarden!
My orts in Mouse's burse.  I have been attempting to figure out how to crochet granny squares.  I've been practicing and practicing and hope to show you one completed square soon!

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my framed Jane.  I am looking forward to visiting all of your blogs this weekend.  

Also if you could say some prayers for me.  There are some lay offs in the district and I may be one of those laid off.  However, I may be rehired right away since I have a specialty position.  I am trying not to panic and trust in God that things will work out for the best.

Take care!

Hugs to all....

Anne







34 comments:

Vickie said...

Anne, I have prayed for you.♥
What gorgeous pictures you have taken. Can't wait til things are blooming that much here. You and your DH are in my prayers.

cucki said...

Dear Anne you are in my prayers..
Super sweet stitching ...sending you big hugs x

Giovanna said...

All my best positive thoughts on their way to you... Lovely shots, and lovely stitching.

Barb said...

I will keep you in my prayers. We need people like you who truly love children to be the ones working with them! Great Stitching too!

valerie said...

Positive thoughts to you about your job Anne. How stressful! Happy Easter! Love the flowers and great progress on your projects. TCF has grown!! And Titus is so handsome...and floofy! :) Have a happy weekend!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I hope all works out well with your work, things have a way of falling into place. Your projects all look great and Titus looks so handsome as always. I'm trying to get back to teaching myself crochet too so I look forward to seeing your granny squares - I'll try to do the same and hopefully post some photos too.

woolwoman said...

hope things work out with your job Anne and there are no layoffs for you to face. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way ! Love the photos - gorgeous blooms - glad to hear you had a good holiday with family - enjoy your weekend - Melody

Maggee said...

Yes, Christ is Risen indeed! Glad you had a good Pascha! I sure hope you do not get laid off. Glad you have a specialty that sets you apart from others, and perhaps will keep you employed. Lovely pictures--thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Shirlee said...

You are in my prayers Anne! You had a wonderful Pascha! I'm so glad : ) Lovely stitching progress & Titus is looking very handsome! Sophie sends her purrs : )

Claudette497 said...

I was laid off 7 times in 5 years, but my extra credential meant a lightning quick rehire - I hope things work out for you. Your holiday photos are lovely!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i hope everything works out the best for you, I said a little prayer I hope this helps - lovely photos and stitching - hugs, Amanda

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Beautiful flower photos, you've got a real talent for capturing pretty blossoms :) And Titus, of course, who is looking extra spiffy; your kitty really knows how to pose ;)

I'm so glad you mentioned the new Michaels hoops, I've seen them but wasn't sure how they would work. I noticed they come in ovals too which is really neat, so I might have to try one soon :)

It's great that you're learning to crochet, granny squares are so easy once you get comfortable with them, and come in so many varieties now. Have you discovered Lucy of Attic24 yet? She does wonderful work and has a ton of free patterns too, including a cute floral granny and a lesson on joining squares :)

Great stitching progress, and best of luck with your job!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Praying for a good resolution for you on the job front. The flowers are gorgeous. Looks like you had a wonderful Pascha. Titus is such a handsome devil!

Brigitte said...

Great pictures from a great feast. Your garden must look fantastic with all the blooming trees and flowers.
Lovely progress on your stitching. And I'll keep my fingers crossed for you concerning your job.

Mouse said...

Paws crossed , but makes it difficult to type .... glad you had a lovely pascha , gorgeous photos and the one of Titus is adorable .... well done on the stitching front too ....
sending lots of positive thoughts your way ... love mouse xxxxx

Emma/Itzy said...

lovely photos and stitching! fingers crossed you are safe in your job x

Lesley said...

Lots of beautiful stitching. Gorgeous flower photos too.I love flower photos.
I hope very much, your job will be safe.

Sally said...

Thinking of you Anne and hoping your job will be safe.

Beautiful stitching.

Margaret said...

I will be sending lots of good thoughts for your job situation and that it all works out for you. I love your stitching! Hannah is wonderful! Love your pics from your celebrations too.

Annie said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful stitching. I need to try one of those hoops. My fabric is always too floppy. Doesn't make for the neatest stitches.

Sending good thoughts your way for all to work out well on the job front.

Minnie said...

I loved your photos and your stitching is lovely. I'll pray that your job situation works out for you.

Topcho said...

Wishing all the best! Good luck!
Love all the photos - you really had wonderful time it seems :) And the stitching looks beautiful!

Kaisievic said...

Dear Anne, you are always in my prayers but especially at this difficult time for you. Lovely stitching, Anne, all of your pieces are gorgeous. Love your work.

Happy Greek Easter.

hugs, Kaye

Carol said...

Such a beautiful spring post, Anne!! Lovely nature photos and stitching! I'm continually impressed with your Tea Bath Fairy!!

Hoping your job stays safe--I know that the specialty teachers are in demand so I pray that all will work out!

Enjoy your Sunday :)

Lesleyanne said...

Great stitching and photos. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Annette-California said...

Oh Anne, I am praying for you. Great progress on all your wips. And of course I love getting to see Tea Bath Fairy. Wow you have been stitching lots:) love Annette

Sarah in Stitches said...

I'll be keeping you in my mind, Anne! Beautiful flower pictures, and all your progress looks incredible. Good luck with the crochet!

Julie said...

Love your updates.
Fingers crossed and good vibes your way.

Jan said...

I especially love the tea fairy. Who is the designer? Your cat is so cute? What breed?

Valma said...

what a beautiful post Anne
lovely pictures and it's so great to share
I keep my fingers crossed for you
hope you'll give us soon good news
big hugs
xxx

Parsley said...

Beautiful EVERYTHING!!! Give Titus a kiss for me.

Catherine said...

Beautiful photos and projects! Sending good thoughts and prayers for you!!

Deb said...

Lovely stitching, beautiful photos, the Cherry Blossom photo is stunning. thanks for sharing.

Chris said...

Prayers for you and your job, have faith and I am sure all will be well. Lovely photos on this post and I love the frame for Jane, shows off your beautiful stitching.
Blessings

Chris x