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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Loving the weather today! Windows are open, birds are singing, feels like spring!

Zoe, Shamrock Kitty soft scrupture, and "Shamrock Heart" from The Sweetheart Tree

So far today, I've been avoiding housework and laundry, but I really need to get a few things done. Did I ever mention that I hate housework? I really do.

I'd much rather plan a new Easter project.

I'm designing a little somthing to fit on the top of this box:

I found this egg shaped box at the grocery store last week and into my cart it jumped! As it turns out, it was a win-win situation. My husband gets the candy and I get the box. Everybody's happy! 

This morning I discovered the candy had disappeared already, which got me thinking about an Easter-y type of design. This is what I came up with:

"A Tisket, A Tasket, Here's My Easter Basket"
Copyright Samplerbird Stitchery 2012

What do you think? It may need a tweak here or there, but I think it will coordinate nicely with the box. The stitched piece will cover up the labels leaving just a bit of the colored egg pattern showing on the top and, of course, around the box edges. I have the perfect shade of purple Victorian Motto chenille to edge the design, too!

I've diving into housework and laundry and hope to resurface in a couple hours to pull linen and threads and get stitching. Stay tuned for progress pics!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Teen Idols

It has been a week for teen idol memories.

When I was eleven years old I fell "in love" with an older man. I met him on a TV screen and he was dreamy. We'd meet every Monday night. I'd laugh at his and his friend's antics, and when he sang, I'd swoon. Oh, how I loved him!
David "Davy" Jones
1945 - 2012
I was very sad to hear that Davy Jones of the Monkees passed away this week. He was such a showman and I loved him. I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to see the Monkee's reunion concert last year. It was wonderful seeing them all again and brought back so many memories. I loved all of the Monkees, but Davy was my favorite.

My sister, Jennifer, is 14 years younger than I. She also fell in love with an older man on TV when she was about eleven. His name is Rick Springfield, and truth be told, she still loves him.

Rick Springfield
3/2/12 at the Fillmore in Detroit

Last night our teen idols converged. Jennifer and I went to see Rick Springfield at the Fillmore in Detroit (just a block from where we last saw the Monkees) and he played a Monkees song and said a few words about Davy. So many people loved Davy and the Monkees! Bless you, Rick for celebrating Davy's memory.

Davy, you will always be in my heart. I am grateful that you were a part of my life. May you rest in peace.