ready for Spring!




Oh, I am so ready for real Spring weather, aren't you? I thought I might try to entice the daffodils to bloom and the leaves to green by pulling out this cheerful Prairie Schooler sampler, Spring Has Come. It has the most cheerful colors...

I'm enjoying stitching on it in a cozy chair with a brand new stitching lamp which is currently changing my life! It's amazing what good light can do.

I hope your weekend is pleasant as only a stitcher's can be. ~ Rachel

36 comments:

Melissa said...

Hi Rachel,

It's my first time visiting your blog. What a lovely place to visit. I love your stitching, and Philo reminds me of our cat Julius - both orange tabbies. I was thinking of starting the PS Spring sampler as well. Yours is looking great!

kimstitch3 said...

Hi there love your wip and your blog. Keep her coming. I love looking at your work, take care,Kimberly

Barb said...

Your blog is lovely. I just started Spring Has Come also. Matter of fact, just taking a little break from it to refresh my coffee and check my computer. Look at my blog...see the eggs in the banner pic on the right side? I think I have the same print that you have hanging in my living room.

Deb said...

Love your WIP. The colors are so pretty. There is just something about those Prairie Schoolers!

Kim B said...

What a great lamp! And your new spring project is lovely!!

Natasha said...

Spring has come is looking great so far. I have this on on my wish list I just love it..... What kind of lamp do you have? I need some good lighting.
Take Care
Natasha

Lee said...

LOVE the lamp! Yes, I heartily agree...a good lamp can change your life.

PS Spring looks like lots of fun.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a pretty start you've gotten! I love PS! Your chair looks like a perfect place to stitch. Have a great rest of the weekend.

Mary Kathryn said...

That looks just like the lamp I have. Good light makes a big difference. I love your egg collage, please tell me where you found it!!

:0)

Brigitte said...

Rachel, this is just the perfect project for the beginning of Spring. Lovely colours and lovely motifs.

Nancy said...

I'm ready for spring too Rachel! This sampler is going to be gorgeous. Your stitches are just perfect, and I hope you share progress photos.

Enjoy your new bright light! I love your eggs picture above your comfy chair.

staci said...

Beautiful new start! I really need to stitch some of those PS...I always fall in love with them all over again when I see yours :)

Ranae said...

I know I am ready for spring.
Your spring PS WIP is looking gorgeous. And the new lamp, don't you just love it?

Katrina said...

Love the PS piece, it's so bright and springy :-).

Your new lamp is great. I need a good stitching lamp, readers help too, LOL.

Julie said...

Super new start, spring has sprung in my garden, daffs are flowering lovely.

Dianne said...

A stitcher after my own heart-I love The Prairie Schoolers and have almost all of them. I am working on a TPS chickie egg design right now.

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

You've made a good start Rachel.I love all the little samplers that Prairie Schooler has been designing in recent years. We are having beautiful weather in the southwest and spent all weekend working in the backyard. Hope spring arrives soon for you!

Annemarie said...

That is a seriously cozy, comfortable stitching place! And your new PS project looks very tempting. It would go very well with Birdsong II... Oh no! Dangerous thoughts indeed :o)

Meredith said...

Hi Rachel, Pretty colors and great stitching. Love your stitching spot - looks very cozy and inviting! I'm jealous of your light ;-) Meredith

http://merrystitching.blogspot.com/

Shari said...

beautiful project!!!! I love it!!! You are moving right along! Aren't new lamps the best?!!?! I got a great one before Christmas & it was most helpful with the model I just finished!! It was over 1 on 28 ct.!!!

Maren said...

Do you think we could hurry Spring along if we all start stitching this design at once? I am so ready for winter to be over that I'd be willing to try! lol

Congrats on your new lamp. Oh what a difference that must make in your cross stitching chair.

Cindy F. said...

Yes! Good light can really make a difference in how long we sit and stitch!!
Beautiful colors on your new PS!! I love this one:)

Kajsa said...

I stitched Spring has come last year and just loved it! You will have so much fun stitching it.

I love that pillow on your stitching chair, those kind of textile prints are my favorites.

Sharon said...

i just love your blog - what a lovely chair and sweet project!
When hubby and I were first married, we lived in Philadelphia for a time. Wonderful, fun city! (Have you ever made a trip to the "Strawberry Sampler" XS Shop? I LOVE that place!!) :) I'll be back to "visit" w/ you via your blog soon.

Melissa said...

Hi Rachel,

Please come by my blog and pick up an award. Have a good weekend.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Great start, may spring be with you soon. cj(ok)

Cindy F. said...

Hey! go to my blog for an award:)

Siobhan said...

I love your new spring start! PS does the nicest samplers. Your new lamp looks great. I bought a Daylight floor lamp a few years ago and you're right--they do change your life! :) My mom in northern Delaware reports that the crocuses are popping--hope they are in Philly, too!

Hazel said...

Hi Rachael. I have missed a few of your posts! You've done some great finishes I see. I can't believe you have the Travelling Stitcher! That is on my wishlist. Does that come with the wallet ready made??? xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nice new start!!!

That chair looks really comfy!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nice new start!!!

That chair looks really comfy!

Sonda in OR said...

Looks great so far!! And boy does that chair looks comfy!

Lelia said...

Beautiful stitching -- love your lamp....

Marie-P said...

Nice start on a wonderful PS design. Your stitching chair looks so comfortable!

Michele B. said...

Hi Rachel - just popping in to check on you. Hope life is going well and that you are getting lots of stitching done. I'd love to see a post from you!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.