Saturday, April 16, 2011

The beginnings....

The beginnings of a wedding cuff for a good friend.

The first calf is born out of the cows.

I saw the first grackle. (I don't like grackles)

Lambs are racing happily on the green.

The fresh-laundered towels are on the clothesline and I have more laundry scheduled to go out.  It's still a chilly morning, but promises to be a sunny, nice day.
After a wee bit of wet snow this past week, the grass should really shoot up.

Wet, spring snow is poor man's fertilizer. 
It does wonders for the grass and plants.

Have a Happy Day!

On the grassy banks,
Lambkins at their pranks;
Wooly sisters, woolly brothers,
Jumping off their feet;
While their woolly mothers
Watch by them and bleat.

~Christina Rossetti


  1. Beautiful Jody! So delicate -- perfect for a bride. Can't wait to see the finish.

  2. Very pretty. I'm glad you got your fertilizer :0)

  3. I had never heard of a 'grackle' - I looked it up, and it said "Bird - icterid" and icterid means 'jaundiced one' !! no wonder you do not like them!!!

    But I love the rosetti poem

    blessings xx

  4. What beautiful work Jody! You have such talent! :)

  5. Ohmygosh Jody! That cuff is going to be gorgeous. And snow? I hope that was your last one!

  6. Grackles! We had them at home when I was a kid. I did not like their noise making at all!
    Oh, the cuff is lovely, lovely, lovely. Mine is borderline weird but it is hanging on a knob, waiting for me to pick it up again.
    I love the poem about the lambs running and jumping about. Yahoo for the cows, starting the baby boom!

  7. This is really beautiful. Your stitching is always wonderful. How will she wear it?

  8. That lambkin poem is just lovely. And your embroidery is, too! But I don't know what a wedding cuff is...?

  9. Ohhhhhh love the cuff, please show it when you are done, so I can drool!! xoxox Clarice

  10. Oh, so pretty, Jody! Love those colors and you do such good needlework. You have a blessed friend. =)


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