Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sara's Special Easter Gift.

The piece was stitched in time, lucet cord made and everything put together to give Sara a very
special gift from me.  I picked the kit up while attending a retreat, Sherri Jones was there teaching,  several years ago and the kit has been languishing in my very large "to do before I die" pile.  Well, one more piece checked off my bucket list, but I'm not concerned about dying any sooner since I would have to live to be 500+ in order to get half of what I've got stored done.  Anyway, it's a needlepurse.  Isn't it cute?  I really did love stitching it and since it's so small it took no time to stitch, less time to put together (although of course I didn't do it exactly as I was instructed by Sherri because I was in too much of a hurry with my sewing machine...) but I loved it anyway.  The mermaid is on the front and the little fish is on the reverse side.  You can see the initial "S" done in white on the front and the year on the reverse.  This has become a limited edition as far as I'm concerned because while I finally got the lucet cord done....the anxiety over the amount I wanted,  length wise,  created too much stress for me, so I've decided one cord is all I'm doing.  But again, I can certainly do it if I have to and it really is easy to learn and easy to do.  I'm thinking this could be a good thing to do in the car, as long as you aren't the one driving.  Anyway, our Easter got off on the right foot...baskets all around, after Church of course. Speaking of church, does anyone buy an Easter outfit anymore?  I can tell you now, certainly no one at our church.  Back in the day, (Good God do I sound like my father) we use to wear hats and gloves and while I don't expect that I would think you would want to look a little nicer on high holidays of the church.  But as my mother would say, "Honey, God doesn't care what you are wearing, he just wants you here."   Unfortunately, unlike yesterday, it is overcast, windy and chilly.  No one is walking the boardwalk, but perhaps 11:00 a.m. is just too early for that today.  Our church had an egg hunt for the children out on the beach at 10:30 a.m. and there were about 100 kids there.  My little Solomon and Izzy were among the rug rats running for the eggs and they got quite a few...kudos.  Good crowd in town this weekend, which is usually the case as everyone has some sort of spring break around Easter.  Went over to Wockenfuss Candies yesterday to get the Monster Apples for everyone's basket and it was a mob scene as usual.  Oh, my there is a young man outside who is obviously in training for something and is jumping from the  boardwalk to the top of the sea wall in one fell swoop.  He's done it about 10 times.  Oh, my as Sara and I watched I commented that I couldn't have done that in my thinner years....Sara commented that she would pee all over herself...guess we won't be entering any training programs!  He then proceeded to do push ups on the sea wall.  Does it count as training for me if I watched him do it?  I cheered him on...does that count?  Well people are moving about now..a few dogs have gone by (I mean dogs, not people) with owners on a leash (in some cases it's the dog on the least and in others the dogs have definitely put their owners on a leash).  In any case, I'm ending here with a Happy Easter to one and all.  Hope you have a wonderful day full of blessings and family.


Stasi said...

Hope I get to see it in April!

Jane said...

I was intrigued by your lucet cord so I looked it up. Wow! Doesn't look easy. A couple of years ago I made some cords using Kumihimo disks and I can relate to the consturnation about getting the right length, etc.

Congrats on your finishes! And I like the frame you painted to match the I Have Issues piece.