Monday, February 27, 2012

Extra panic! Turns out BOTH of Cynthia's girls graduate this year - one in May, one in June. Can I do TWO stitch pieces in time? Stay tuned.

Almost got the back stitching done on the centre of my special piece - just the outside circle to do. Then stitch the "log" borders, add my name and I'm good to go.

It's snowing again. Bah humbug!

Worked on Sisters books this morning and am all up to date for the month of February. Nice to have that off my list.

A Birthday

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickest fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a dais of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

Christina Georgina Rossetti
1830 - 1894

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