I have taken down the Valentine Tree and now have the St. Patrick's tree up!
This green tree always makes me happy! I don't have any new cross stitched ornaments, but I do have a sweet little Lizzie Kate kitted up to do--hopefully before the holiday is over!!!
St. Patrick's Day is such a fun day here. Jackson has the St. Paddy's Day Parade, and it is so much fun! Everyone wears green and throws beads and dyed green potatoes! (not sure about that, but it's always done!). Many of you may have seen the books about the Sweet Potato Queens. They were always in the St. Paddy's Day parade, until recently!
They are so funny! Google them if you aren't familiar!! A Riot!
Anyway, a local shopping mall used to have a Miss St. Paddy's Day Pageant. It was a farce--not a real one! Everyone was silly and dressed up funny! To make a long story short, a friend of mine posted on Facebook a photo of me from like 1995, when I was Miss St. Paddy's!!! In the parade, I rode in a golf cart driven by an Elvis Impersonator! It is such a highlight of my life! hahaha
My name was Miss Kitty from the City and I wore leopard and tiger print, with large fuzzy tiger slippers with plastic claws! I teased my hair and wore a Burger King crown!!
Our weather has been so wonderful lately...except for the horrible storms a couple of days ago! ha
The Canada Geese love to come in our yard and visit. Here is a sweet couple, just waltzing and honking through the yard! Look at all those sweet gum balls on the ground! They make such a mess!
I had a wonderful trip to Louisiana last week. I accompany a friend of mine from when we studied for our Masters Degrees. She is a wonderful singer. We presented a program on music from the Harlem Renaissance and it was such a delight! It was at an art museum--a beautiful setting!
I even have a tiny bit of stitching to show!!! It's a very tiny bit, but some, at least! And one is not quite completed!! I stitched these with some wonderful floss that was sent to me by our sweet friend Annette. This floss is Cosmo Seasons floss. It is wonderful! Egyptian cotton and glides beautifully! I didn't know about it--we have no local stores--only Michael's and Hobby Lobby, and they only carry DMC. Thank you again, so much, Annette!!! I will make these into two sweet little ornaments! I am getting a bit of a stack for finishing. I will have to take a day and get it all done!
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