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Monday, June 24, 2013

"Pigs might fly."

Hello,

Happy Monday.

"Pigs might fly." We have all heard that saying. I am currently working on a cross stitch that includes a pig.

Weather vane cross stitch- North.

 There is a lot of back stitching involved in this pattern. I didn't realise this when I chose the pattern. The plan is to do the main stitching then do the back stitching. I got carried away one evening while stitching the blue edge on the right and forgot to leave some gaps for another star. Oh well, didn't really make that much difference to the pattern.


Falling in love with Geraniums and Pelargoniums at the moment. They have such pretty flowers and I have found that if you put a few cuttings into a pot it fills the pot with flowers in a short time.

Very happy to say that Lucy has successfully completed her Certificate she was studying. David has started back at Uni this month, studying a new degree. Something completely different this time. He will be working with human body parts this week. Not my cup of tea at all. I hope he doesn't give us too many details.

My days seem to get filled up very quickly, how about you. What are your plans for this week?

Happy Monday.
Bev C

18 comments:

Maria said...

Your cross stitch looks great even without the star...
Your garden is always blooming beautifully.
Ah!! this week I am making some baby quilts for little ones in PNG and then getting ready to go to Avalon......

Anthea said...

Great cross stitching Bev, I always do my back stitch last too.
This week I am going to finish my Christmas In July swap sewing, and continue working a Polka Dot Girls quilt stitchery. Among all the usual housework and driving the teens around!! Take Care x

Kelli said...

What a cute pig! :D You must have such a green thumb to grow things from cuttings that are that beautiful. (my thumb is brown) Have some bee blocks and BOMs to catch up on this week. Have a great week, Bev. :)

Julie said...

Hello Bev - just catching up on some blog reading, I loved your door hangers in your last post- just beautiful. Yes I think geraniums & pelargoniums flower for such a long time & dont demand too much care & attention, my kind of plant!! Julie :-)

Fiona said...

lovely cross stich pig... I have always liked that saying .... geraniums always seem to give some lovely colour...
Have a great week....
Hugz

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful and your geraniums/pelagoniums are lovely.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I just thought of that song 'Catch a falling star'! Mmmm, David's course sounds interesting....is it Forensics or something? This week I really have to get into my singing practice as I have a lesson on Thursday!

Melody said...

Such a delightful cross stitch.

Christine M said...

Your little pig is very cute Bev.

Nat Palaskas said...

Your cross-stitch looks gorgeous. You are so good with them. I love geraniums too, specially the bright red ones - Happy week - Hugs Nat

marina said...

so do they fly north?
very nice design, are there some other blocks around it?
pretty potted geranium too.

Karen said...

That pig pattern looks like a bit of fun! And I agree about the plants. They do have lovely flowers. Great colours and they are very hardy

Terry said...

What a sweet pig! :0)

Jossie said...

Well I had some catching up to do. You have been a busy girl with numerous beautiful projects.
Love the geraniums. They only bloom in summer here and they are hard to keep in winter. We consider them mostly as annuals. Yours remind me of our days in Australia when we had them peeping through the fences from our neighbours. Really love them.

Jess said...

Funny pig! and lovely flowers...
"geranios" and "pelargonios" were the favorites of my grandmother.
Big hug!

CheeKeeLee said...

Love the piggy cross stitch!

Narelle said...

This cute little piggy knows where he's going :)
Good gardening tip...thanks.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful flowers! Good that Lucy and David are both doing well. Love that cute pig and you always do such good stithing! This week is full of mowing, weeding during the morning, then stitching at night. Have a great weekend!