Incommunicado

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I intended to show you a couple of photos from our last day of our San Antonio trip on Friday, but alas, our internet connection was intermittent all weekend. The guy came to look at it yesterday afternoon, so now we are back up and running again. So, here are the photos finally. These are both from the Natural Bridge Caverns. We had intended to spend Sunday morning at the botanical gardens, but the Japanese Tea Garden we mainly wanted to see was closed for renovation, the train that goes around the whole park was closed because of the weather, and so we just headed out of town. We decided instead to go to the Natural Bridge Caverns, which was a lot of fun.

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And that was our trip to San Antonio. We won’t be going to New York this summer, but just to Philadelphia. Although Eric is hinting around about another trip near Christmas – so we’ll see what he has up his sleeve.

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I received my Silkweaver Fabric of the Month on Friday, and the colors are Jamaica Sunset and Smoky Blue. Both great colors. I’m thinking the Smoky Blue might be good for some ornaments or something.

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I spent some time this weekend also stitching on my Mermaid Treasure Box. I finished all the cross-stitching in this part and started on the specialty stitches. I finished all the Rhodes Stitches in the border, and moved on to the Algerian Eyelets in the four corner motifs. Martina suggested on the eyelets to use either the Water Moccasin, which was used for the Rhodes Stitches or to use a pink, which I think is Fairy Rose. I opted to go with the pink, as I thought the corners could use something a little different. So far, I like them.

I had my book club on Friday night and we discussed The Music Lesson by Katherine Weber. This is an excellent book if you ever get the opportunity to read it. I love Vermeer’s paintings, so it was wonderful to be able to discuss them in context with this book. On Saturday, we watched An American in Paris as our next Academy Award winner. Hopefully we are back on schedule to watching one a week. I really enjoyed this movie, and it was a pleasant change from the recent films on our list.

I have picked out all the over one stitching in the goldfish pond on Baby Garden, so I should be able to get it started again within the next couple of days. Wish me luck!

I am grateful for smaller sizes.

36 thoughts on “Incommunicado”

  1. Love the cavern pictures! Great fabrics – i especially like the smokey blue. Your mermaid treasure box looks great

  2. Love the cavern pictures! Great fabrics – i especially like the smokey blue. Your mermaid treasure box looks great

  3. Beautiful pictures, Michelle! I happen to have that Smoky Blue as well – isn’t it pretty?
    Your WIP is beautiful!

    Hey, I love Vermeer’s painting too. 🙂

  4. Beautiful pictures, Michelle! I happen to have that Smoky Blue as well – isn’t it pretty?
    Your WIP is beautiful!

    Hey, I love Vermeer’s painting too. 🙂

  5. Your Mermaid Treasure Box is stunning! This is such a beautiful piece.

    I’m sure that once you’ve done the over one pond in Baby Garden you’ll race through the rest. There’s definitely light at the end of the tunnel once you reach that point. 🙂 Can’t wait to see your progress!

  6. Your Mermaid Treasure Box is stunning! This is such a beautiful piece.

    I’m sure that once you’ve done the over one pond in Baby Garden you’ll race through the rest. There’s definitely light at the end of the tunnel once you reach that point. 🙂 Can’t wait to see your progress!

  7. The box is looking fantastic! I actually like both of those fabrics. I think I need to look at Jamaica Sunset for a piece I want to kit up at some point.

    So, you’re coming to Philly sometime this summer? You’ll have to let me know when you’ll be in town (I only live 30-45 mins away) and maybe we can catch up over dinner or something.

  8. The box is looking fantastic! I actually like both of those fabrics. I think I need to look at Jamaica Sunset for a piece I want to kit up at some point.

    So, you’re coming to Philly sometime this summer? You’ll have to let me know when you’ll be in town (I only live 30-45 mins away) and maybe we can catch up over dinner or something.

  9. I always enjoy your stitching pictures .. Mermaid is incredible! I might have to sign up again for silkweavers FOTM .. those colors look yummy!

  10. I always enjoy your stitching pictures .. Mermaid is incredible! I might have to sign up again for silkweavers FOTM .. those colors look yummy!

  11. I love splunking and hopping around caverns 🙂 You’ve posted lovely pictures!

    Your MTB is just lovely!

    And super silkweaver fabrics you’ve got there 😉

    I’d be grateful for smaller sizes too…I’m working on it! You keep up the good work!

  12. I love splunking and hopping around caverns 🙂 You’ve posted lovely pictures!

    Your MTB is just lovely!

    And super silkweaver fabrics you’ve got there 😉

    I’d be grateful for smaller sizes too…I’m working on it! You keep up the good work!

  13. Amazing pics of the caverns!

    Love your fabrics, very pretty and Mermaid Treasure Box is looking wonderful!

  14. Amazing pics of the caverns!

    Love your fabrics, very pretty and Mermaid Treasure Box is looking wonderful!

  15. Thanks for sharing your great photos. I used to live near Carlsbad Caverns and unfortunately we never went to visit them. Your photos remind me of what it might look like. And lovely progress on your mermaid piece! The colors are gorgeous

  16. Thanks for sharing your great photos. I used to live near Carlsbad Caverns and unfortunately we never went to visit them. Your photos remind me of what it might look like. And lovely progress on your mermaid piece! The colors are gorgeous

  17. The cavern photos are awesome and I love also love the photos in your previous post.

    The Silkweaver fabbies look gorgeous.

    Mermaid Treasure box is looking so pretty.

  18. The cavern photos are awesome and I love also love the photos in your previous post.

    The Silkweaver fabbies look gorgeous.

    Mermaid Treasure box is looking so pretty.

  19. Welcome back! I hear Jenna has your RR and it should be home soon now 🙂 Your Mermaid Treasure Box is… stunning!!

  20. Welcome back! I hear Jenna has your RR and it should be home soon now 🙂 Your Mermaid Treasure Box is… stunning!!

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