Friday, April 10, 2009

My Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Okay, I'm only 3/4 Irish but I'm still smiling for a couple of reasons. First of all my computer had slowed to a crawl. Like 20 minutes to start up and almost 5 minutes to get web pages sometimes. So I broke down and called a computer geek to come and work on it. He worked his magic for not too much money and now the puter is moving at warp speed.

The other reason I'm smiling is because I finished this cute little heart for a very dear friend's birthday. She is crazy about anything Irish and has visited Ireland a couple of times. It's one of Victoria Sampler's International Hearts Ireland. I changed the row of green and red stitches to smyrnas from the crossed diamond stitch because I was too lazy to try to figure that one out. I think it looks okay the way it is. My next challenge will be to finish it into a heart shaped small pillow.

I made a little progress on Of Female Arts this week and have finally reached the last border motif. The rest should go quickly.

I worked a little on Peppermint Twist but not enough to show a picture. The frog has been here on spring break this week. I think he likes the cold rainy weather.
Have a Happy Easter!


Deb said...

Don't you just hate computer problems! Your Irish piece is darling. I have an Irish friend and that would be a cute piece to do for her. And your Quaker is looking wonderful as well!

Jan said...

That is such a sweet birthday giftie for an Irish lover!! Love your OFA progress, won't be long now!!

Stash coming, so lots of new things to add to your stash!!:)

Siobhan said...

Your Irish piece is adorable! Love your Of Female Arts, too. I keep thinking that I need to get moving on mine! I'm glad to hear your computer was fixed w/o too much hassle--and expense!

Brigitte said...

I love this Irish heart, it will be adorable finised in a little pillow.
Very nice progress picture of Of Female Arts.

Mary Beth said...

Your friend will love the little Irish piece, Kathy! And great progress on OFA!!