Steb started the new year with Chicken Pox. At first, I couldn't believe it but yes, it did have the little blisters on his body. He got them mainly on his stomach and back and only three on his face (and some in his hair). He got lucky as a little boy in his classroom got them all over his body ( it was so bad that the mom ended up in the ER with the little boy) Below, you can see Pierre and Emma counting all the blisters on new year day.
You may remember our snow days before Christmas. We thought it was over but nope, snow was still ready for us. It started last wednesday. On thursday, it was so bad that the kids had to stay home ( Chuy as well). We took advantage of this free time to go to our local wood to take some pictures. It was beautiful. We even saw a woman skiing in the wood. Click to enlarge the pictures.
We went there with a neighbor (she's Pierre's age and they all get along very well) They all had a lot of fun ( and didn't miss school at all !!! LOL )
Pierre pretending to be lost in the snow:
That day, we all fell down or slid (yes, even me but I was the one holding the camera !!! )
At home, the kids enjoyed snow fights !!!
But one kid didn't enjoy it all the time ... Oops !
Check Steb's boots ( burried in 6 inches of snow)
One little birdie got very happy I set a free restaurant for them ( click to enlarge if you want a good look at the bird).
Last night, it snowed again but it was starting to melt by 10 am this morning. Snow is very unsual here because we live 10 mn away from the sea. We'll see if it was the last snow of the winter ...
Okay, I admit it: I quit ... The Lanarte wreath is beautiful but the constant change of colors drove me crazy and I felt I was going nowhere. I guess HAED stitchers know that feeling? That's why I don't stitch HAED charts.
So, I decided to start a new project. I dug into my stash to see which kit/pattern will call my name and we got a winner: Summer fruits by Lanarte, from a painting by Marjolein Bastin. (and no, the green didn't scare me at all !!! ) It's funny because I bought that one at Michael's in Fort Worth, TX and I had started to sew all around. I guess I had planned to stitch it right after buying it and forgot all about it ...
And this is what I stitched so far: a butterfly and a pear (I'm working on an apple right now.) I always thought it was a big project but actually it's only 15"X9 1/2. I can handle that, right? And you know what is great? I enjoy stitching again !!! Yeah !!!