Random 5 for Friday: Daffodils and Snow – Needlepoint – embroidery pattern – twitter – Valentine’s Day

1)February 7th, it snowed. My daffodils were budding, so since they were budding, I’ve decided to count it as fulfilling the snow-daffodil ‘saying’ for the year.

Thankfully the snow melted quickly.
February 9th, my mini daffodils started blooming.

2)I’ve been working on my ‘Classic Impressions Needlepoint‘. I’ve made progress, it’s not really noticeable progress because I’m working on little details. Needleworkers will understand that sometimes a lot of detail work doesn’t always look like a lot of progress. So, I’ll update when it shows progress.

3)Not sure what to make of this curious looking embroidery pattern: ‘Mushroom Girl’
https://www.dmc.com/us/mushroom-girl-pattern-9004892.html
It’s not a naughty photo. If you get a chance, click the link above.

4) I have a question for twitter users:
My blog has been linked with my twitter account since I opened it. I’ve gotten only a couple hits from twitter over the years.
Here’s my question: do you think twitter is an asset to your blog or a useful extension of your blog?

5)
Happy Valentine’s Day 2020!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend
of warm smiles and sunshine.

 

 


 

Work In Progress – Classic Impressions Needlepoint 1-29-2020

I’m still enjoying doing needlepoint. It’s slow going, though.
I’ve finished the butterfly block. I think it looks pretty good. I did a green block to the left of the red block and a few stripes on the right side above the red block.
Not a very exciting update, but I’m happy to making progress.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!

 

 

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Work In Progress – Classic Impressions Needlepoint 1-22-2020

 


Work In Progress – Classic Impressions Needlepoint 1-22-2020

I ran into another dry-spell. I couldn’t think of a craft or even a household project that I wanted to do. Then the other morning I woke up with a needlepoint kit on my mind. I bought the kit a few years ago because I love the design and colors and I thought it was a cross stitch kit. I planned to make it and hang it on the wall or maybe make a throw-pillow. Imagine my disappointment to find out that it’s needlepoint. I’d never tried needlepoint (as far as I could remember). I put the needlepoint kit away in a drawer and gave it a passing forlorn thought from time-to-time.

Since I’d woken up with the kit on my mind and I wasn’t inspired to do any other project, I thought I as might as well open the kit and see if it there was a chance that I might be able to learn the skill. I was relieved to read the directions and discover that it’s basically like doing plastic canvas on a smaller grid. ~happy dance~

I’ve got only the lower right hand corner block done. I think it looks good. In real life this needlepoint’s colors are very pretty. I’m happy that I’m finally making this kit after all these years.

Dimensions Classic Impressions Needlepoint

Wishing you all happy crafting!