just thought i’d type some words here to let anyone know i was still here.  have finished that latest reverse applique pattern – tough-ish, not terrible.  however, also not intended for the true beginner!  and i am now working on yet another.  not reverse applique this time.  once it is finished (in time for the show this weekend) there will be just 2 empty spaces in that wallhanging.  i already have something planned for one of them.  not a clue about the other one.

opening day – can you believe it.  weren’t we just worrying about how much we had to do to be ready for santa???  we will be watching the reds’ game this evening – probably already over at this point.  reds used to have the honor of being the very first game of the season.  they are the oldest team and that is why.  but – like most everything else – tv and the ‘business’ of sports has done away with that.  too bad.  and they aren’t a big enough name to even give them the tv honor – yankees and red sox bigger draw, so they played last night.  and thus, there are several teams playing today.  we will see the reds cause tom pays to see them!

weather here has been very interesting today.  once again, i am looking at bright sunshine out the large, west facing window.  but out the north facing small kitchen window – large and ominous and very dark clouds.  in the space of less than an hour earlier today it went from clouds, to some sun, to full sun, to snow (i just hadn’t looked out the window in a bit and didn’t see the clouds return!), back to sun and then to rain!!  spring in the foothills that are also close to the coast!! ^_^

ok, back to stitching!!    love and beauty    www.artfullyapplique.com