Sunday, March 9, 2008
What Month Is It?
These blossoms are adorning several overhanging branches of our neighbor Haim's plum tree. The plums from Haim's tree are delicious and juicy; in fact, they are as sweet and tender as Haim himself. Normally, we see blossoms on the fruit trees a bit earlier in the year (believe it or not; I know some of you have lots of snow just now!). But we had a cold spell earlier that probably delayed the Spring bloom.
Here's another out-of-season occurence. Today I made a whole bunch of Fourth of July cards, for Keiki Cards. They are asking for Summer and Fourth of July cards, so I want to get these done soon and on their journey to Hawaii. I still have another 5 or 6 yet to finish before the package will go out. These are made by layering patterned paper, and using templates and some stickers. As you can see, I can get a whole lot more cards done this way than I can by stamping, which is why I like to use this method to make cards to send to Keiki. The photo is not the greatest because I took it tonight: no natural light. Plus I seem to have become an expert at taking a blurry photo while using the camera's auto-focus feature. Sigh...
Aside from that, I added a whole boatload (or so it seemed at the time) of beads to my cross stitching project, Mother's Arms. I worked on the second Waving Lace sock, and get a whole lot done on the earflap hat. I hope to have a photo of the finished hat tomorrow or the next day.
I tried to work on my project-with-a-deadline, but I broke my sewing machine! We're going to try to take it to be fixed, but it's over 10 years old. I have no idea if parts are still available, or how much we might be charged for labor. I'm fairly sure the problem is a fairly simple mechanical glitch, so we'll see. I can always sew this project by hand if need be. I've done it before. More on that in a future post.