Thank you Lynne! This is my birthday package from Lynn for the Stitching Bloggers Birthday Club. Look at the chart from HAED - its called Celtic Butterfly One and its a quick stitch. I've never seen it before but I really like it. And I always like overdyed threads!
Not much stitching going on here - and what little stitching that is going on is for an exchange so I can't show anything. But I do have pics of the flower fields in Carlsbad, CA. This farm or "Flower Ranch" grows ranunculus and they were in bloom when we visited. They also had beautiful poinsettias, lots of African Daisies and a Sweet Pea maze.
I've been away on vacation. Not a lot of stitching - although I did finish the stitching on both sides of the Cherry Blossom biscornu - just need to finish and stuff it. I did get to do lots of other fun stuff.
I spent a week with my family in southern California. I got to visit my sister and her husband and my two little nephews. We had such a wonderful week. We visited Legoland which was a blast - especially for the little ones. We checked out Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo! We all loved the zoo. We got to see Polar Bears up close and personal and we got to identify each Zebra by name via his "rump print" (don't get to do that every day).
Of course, the weather was beautiful - pretty much by anyone's standards. Sunny, in the upper 60's during the day, a little cooler at night. I really couldn't get over how bright everything was. The flower colors are so bright they seem to be electric. We even had a chance to go to the flower fields in Carlsbad. They have acres of ranunculus all in bloom and they allow the public to come in and view the fields up close. Absolutely gorgeous. (Pics are coming as soon as the camera gets unpacked.) All those flowers everywhere just make me itch to get out in my garden. Unfortunately, my garden still has patches of snow on it.
I did get the Weeks Dye Works fabrics for my birthday for Just Nan's biscornu, When Barnabee Met Bella. The colors are wonderful and I can't wait to start it.