Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring is in full bloom

and what a wonderful, glorious sight it is. Our long winter has given me a better appreciation for Spring.
I know this picture is blurry, but I was driving and just had to snap a picture of this gorgeous stormy sky framed by the cherry blossom trees.

I apologize for my absenteeism - school is keeping me very busy. I am excited to be on the downhill side of things. I currently have six classes and only six weeks of school left, whoohoo!

I have managed to do a little stitching here and there. I did finish my March Ornament - actually two of them, one to keep and one to give as a gift.

Trail Creek Farms
WDW & unknown fabric

And here is my progress on "The Yellow House Sampler"

Yellow House Sampler
Sheepish Designs
DMC & 40 ct fabric

My one Easter purchase was this cute little beaded bracelet - I just love the spring colors.

Smokie with her new toy. She loves playing in it but keeps rolling it into the tv and scaring herself, it's hilarious.

Well, that's about all I know. Life is kinda boring in my little corner of the world.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me wonderful comments. I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I have met thru my little blog.

Happy Stitching!



Margaret said...

Beautiful cherry trees and sky! Nice ornaments! Love the Yellow House Sampler so far! Love your Easter bracelet too! And your cat with her toy -- how cute is that! I'm rooting for your finish of your classes -- go go go! :D And hey, you won another chart! Cool stuff!

Jan said...

Cari~ So good to see you posting too! I have been away so long from blogging, I feel almost invisible! I love those cherry blossoms you have, lucky you to see those in full bloom! Also glad you are getting some stitching in, I adore that beautiful progress on that yellow house sampler, gorgeous!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the cherry trees but that sky is scary. The Yellow House sampler looks great... such funky looking A&E. Just six more weeks and school will be behind you. YGG

Loraine said...

How nice spring is! We have not experienced it yet. Can't wait!
Lovely progress on Yellow house.

Valerie said...

What a gorgeous picture! Yes, I agree that this winter has made me appreciate spring more too. Regarding school, I am glad to hear that the light is at the end of the tunnel for you. Those six weeks are gonna fly by, I just know it!

Yellow House Sampler is looking great! It is such a pretty sampler and I love the A&E at the top.

Smokie is quite handsome. Glad to see that he is keeping himself and you entertained. That is what I love about cats, they are so much fun to watch!

I am keeping my eye on the mailbox...thank you so much for being so kind! I am blessed to have found such wonderful friends, like you, here in blogland. It renews my faith in humanity. Again, thank you! Happy Stitching!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cherry blossoms in your neck of the woods, Cari!

Those 6 weeks will fly by and before you know it, it will be graduation!

Congratulations on stitching up your March ornament times 2! Woohoo!

Have a blessed weekend!

Nancy said...

The cherry blossom trees are gorgeous! Don't you just love the beginning of Spring?

Your ornament and your sampler are both very pretty! And, your kitty is just gorgeous!

Happy Easter! Have fun wearing your bracelet.

Carol said...

Ah! There is nothing like spring in Virginia!! My son goes to college in Richmond and I just love visiting this time of year with all of the flowering trees (not good for the allergy sufferers though!)...

Your little ornaments are darling, Cari, ant Yellow House is really coming together well.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful and relaxing Easter weekend :)

Deb said...

I bet it's so beautiful in your part of the country right now with the Cherry Blossoms!!!

Wow, six more weeks of school - I'll bet you're going to be counting down the days!!! What will you do with all your time? :o)

Love your ornament finish and you're making good progress on your A&E sampler!! YGG!

I'll email you soon!

Lois said...

Cari, Yellow House Sampler is looking so good! Congrats on the March ornaments!! So nice to see the cherry blossom in your part of the world.

Sweet bracelet - have a lovely Easter weekend!

JOLENE said...

When you get done with the "construction" on yellow house, I would love to move!! It is coming along so nicely!!! I bet you're sooo excited for school to end! Give Smokey a hug for me! Smiles...

Catherine said...

A post full of goodies! Everything looks good, I really like your progress on the yellow house!

Isn't spring lovely after the winter we had? I just hope we don't hop right into a hot summer!

Brigitte said...

I love cherry trees when they are blooming. Can't wait to see that here.
Great picture of the Yellow House sampler.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I can't wait until we have blooms on our tress!

Your little ornie is great and great progress on your WIP

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great post, Cari! The pic of the trees is just amazing - I can imagine how gorgeous it is! I don't know how you find time to stitch taking so many classes! Your progress is amazing and I'm loving the YH sampler. Smokie is a beautiful kitty and I'll bet it's quite funny to see her rolling around. Congrats on winning the Noah Chart - you'll enjoy it!

Siobhan said...

Oh, I miss seeing those beautiful cherry trees! Thanks for sharing the pics. Congrats on the ornament finish, and the progress on your A&E! I hope you hada wonderful Easter, Cari.

The Scarlett House said...

I'm jealous of your beautiful drive. Blurry or not, I love seeing the cherry trees. One day, I hope to see them personally.
The YH sampler is wonderful, Cari. Everytime I see it, I want to start it right away.
Hope you had a lovely Easter.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Wahoo!! Only 6 more weeks for you!! :) I can't possibly be as thrilled as you are, but I am quite happy for you.

Cute ornie finishes and love the progress on Yellow House!

Your Smokie is sooo beautiful! You should video tape her rolling around and share it with us so we can all join in the fun as well. :)

Michelle said...

Well done on the ornie finish. Your Yellow House is coming along nicely.

Angela said...

Our trees are just starting to bloom! Love your WIP, it will be wonderful when finished. Have a great weekend :)

Marydon Ford said...

You & I have the same weather going on, sine we are nearly neighbors, chuckle! Love your samplers, Cari.

I just wrote you an email ...

TTFN ~ Marydon

Littlebit said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment.
I love your stormy sky picture. Also your ornament and the sampler. What a beautiful bracelet! Other than fall, there is nothing prettier that spring colors.

Susan said...

That easter bracelet is adorable!

Pat Harris said...

Am new to your blog. So glad I found you. I love the Yellow house picture. Life is never boring in any corner of the world when there are pets around. They keep us laughing. Good luck in school.

Solstitches said...

I can see how very pretty those blossom trees are even though the picture is blurry.
Great work on your Yellow House Sampler!