Monday, January 27, 2014

Feeling the Love

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and well wishes!! We are truly thankful and feel the love from all of you!!

I'm sitting here writing as Titus is doing a serious loud cleaning beside me.  Sometimes it drives me nuts and now I'm distracted by all the licking....the fluff flying around in the air is attaching itself to everything, including me!

Ignoring Titus and onto some stitchy news, I had a very busy weekend with a minute amount of stitching done.  Friday night was supposed to be spent on Magic Garden but I was out with a few girlfriends gabbing away.  I did stitch a purple thing in the bottom right corner.  I wanted Maggee to catch up a bit anyways.



Saturday was spent attending a baptism, filling myself with amazing Russian and Italian food...quite the combo, then had a long vesper service (night service before Sunday liturgy).  Sunday was church, more eating of leftovers from the baptism, including a cake that was soaked in all sorts of alcohol, piroshki which is a sweet dough with a meat filling - my favourite dish in the world, and all sorts of other delicious dishes.  I didn't get a picture of the piroshki since I was too busy enjoying eating it to think of pictures. 



I managed to stitch a bit last night on Knotgarden and that's it.  I have two other little gifts I'm working on but those can't be revealed yet!!



Close up of Algerian eyelets.
The granny afghan is growing.  It covers my legs while I crochet so I think I'm about 3/4's of the way finished.


I added Titus onto the blanket to give you an idea of how large it is
The other day, I received a wonderful surprise from Cindy.  I had won her giveaway awhile back and forgot! So it was a lovely surprise to receive a package in the mail.  She sent me some adorable charts, a nice piece of fabric and little Christmas lights for finishing.  Thank you so much Cindy!! The LHN charts have the threads to stitch it with.  So lovely of her to add that in!!




Signing off with a photo of my blooming hyacinth.  I can't wait for spring and the flowers to bloom.  I have spotted a few snowdrops peeking out but no crocuses yet.  Hopefully in the next 2 weeks we will see an explosion of colour.




Hugs to you all! I know I have been very behind on my blog reading/commenting since being back to school.  I will have more time next weekend to visit all of you!!

Anne


30 comments:

Margaret said...

I can't even imagine any crocuses or early bulbs blooming around here. Sigh. Way way too cold and snowy. I wish. Love your hyacinths though. Love your afghan and your stitching. That Knotgarden is gorgeous! Love the colors!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Lol! My dog is licking next to me at the moment. I understand!! Your stitching is beautiful, and what a lovely gift you received. What fun charts to stitch!!!

Barb said...

Your stitching all looks great! What a very nice gift! As far as stitching time, "the best laid plans of mice and men!" that means I didn't get nearly as much as I had hoped finished this week-end. Like you, I was out!

Maggee said...

Funny how things get in the way of our plans?!...I did NOT catch up! What a lovely giveaway you received! Lots of great goodies! Ok--off to stitch! Hugs!

Joysze said...

Thank God Lee is alright!!! *HUUUUUUG*

ROFL, I could feel my nose getting ticklish just reading about Titus' fur floating around.

Stitching looks great and that afghan.... Yum!!!

HMBW!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your stitching and crochet look lovely! Enjoy your giveaway win and give Titus a big hug :D

Jan Gartlan said...

Lovely update! Titus is gorgeous.

Julie said...

Knot Garden is stunning. Titus looks right at home on the crochet blanket, I think you might have lost it!

Annette said...

beautifull projects your working on!1
Awesome gifts/stash!!
Enjoy it all
Have a great week togheter!!

Chris said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend full of celebrations. Your stitching looks great.
Lovely package from Cindy.
I hope that you and Titus have a great week!

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching on both gardens.

Kay said...

The LHN charts look great, I wonder when they will arrive in England. We have snowdrops in our garden, I love spring flowers as they are cheerful and hopeful after winter.

Vickie said...

Oh how the blanket is growing!
We enjoyed some good Russian food on Sunday too. ;)
Thinking of you both and praying for you too.♥

gracie said...

Great stitching . Now who is the afghan for? Titus?

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely stitching and a great giveaway received.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway to receive! So generous!

Your stitching is looking good!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a wonderful and generous giveaway!

Your stitching looks lovely!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitching ... cross & crochet : ) Great gift package too! Of course Sophie wonders why you need any sort of gifts when you have the gift of Titus! Cats ... they all stick together!

geeky Heather said...

I had to LOL at Titus's bath...I have a co-worker who isn't bothered by any kind of noise...except for her cat licking. =) I adore hyacinths!

Carol said...

Sounds like you are busy, but enjoying yourself, Anne--your night out with some girlfriends sounds perfect to me :)

Love your stitching and thanks so much for sharing the photo of the purple hyacinth. I received one for my birthday two weeks ago and just love it--such a breath of much-needed spring!

Enjoy all those goodies from Cindy--she is such a sweetie (just like y-o-u!!).

Stitching Noni said...

Knot garden looks lovely - great progress
I know what you mean about the beautiful ones indulging in a good clean... Sometimes I think they forget to stop licking!! :)
Hugs xx

valerie said...

Piroskis are so yummy! I haven't had one in years. Great progress on Magic and Knot Gardens and the afghan! Congrats on your giveaway wins from Cindy. Those purple blooms are sooo pretty! Hope you are staying warm! :)

Karoline said...

Great progress on your projects, they are looking lovely.

Your comments about Titus gave me a good chuckle. I was so happy to read the good news on your last post {{{hugs}}} to you both

Brigitte said...

Your stitching and crocheting look so lovely, it's always motivating to come to your blog and see all the creative things you are working on. Of course, there are always times when our needlecraft gets on the backburner and other things are in the foreground. And the same with blog reading. But it's always a lot of fun to get back to our hobbies, isn't it?
Enjoy the great give-away gift you've received.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Beautiful stitching as ever. What a lovely prize too. I really like those LHN charts but I do NOT need another monthly series!!

Meari said...

Your WIPs look pretty, Anne. Seeing your hyacinth reminds me that I need to get out my amaryllis.

♥ Nia said...

Oh I'm so behind on my blog reading :( sorry sweetie! But I always show up and comment ;) hehehe These last few weeks have been quite busy and.. I think the whole month of February won't be very different :p More things to do and less energy to do it! hehehe
So glad to read your post :) I'm happy for you too :D

Valma said...

how wonderful gifts received in this giveaway !! enjoy =)
really great
you'll be busy....
lovely WIPs you're sharing with us
and your crocheting is really beautiful, I so wish I knew how to crochet =)
have a great weekend
big hugs
xxx

Suzanne said...

Pretty stitching and crocheting. Great gift you received.

Catherine said...

Great stitches and goodies! Love the spring flowers ~ I am ready for spring to arrive. I know what you mean about the licking ~ Panzer does that too ~ and once I notice it, I can't ignore it!