Tuesday, March 19, 2019

TNT 03/19/19

Good morning!

It is a beautiful (though somewhat chilly) SUNNY day out there.  So sunny, that I had to close the blinds by my desk due to the glare on my monitor. 

Last Friday when I got home early I went through my stitching stash and picked a new piece to work on.  Those WIP's were just not calling me (as I said before, there's a reason why they are WIP's - lol).  Rather than go with one of the HUGE samplers I had listed, I chose a smaller piece to get back into stitching.



This is Fox Forest by Work Basket.  I like foxes and, in fact, one ran across our yard just the other day.  I do NOT like hearing them "bark" in the night, but I do enjoy seeing them.  I thought this would be a cute piece for a child's room (NO, Mailing is NOT pregnant and they are not planning any kids in the near future...but I'll be ready should that occur - lol).  My very teeny start:


The linen was unmarked in my stash, but I believe it is 32 count and I am stitching over two - much easier than 40 count.

On the reading front, I am just about finished with The Library Book (still reading slowly, but enjoying very much).  Next up are two books from Overdrive:  Tell the Wolves I'm Home and Love and Ruin - I should be able to start one of them tonight or tomorrow.

Fletch and I started watching Trapped but that has turned out to be way too gruesome for me - bad dreams, etc.  So, we switched the other night to Reign and are enjoying that - good acting and new faces to us. 

After Valerie talked about all the greenery coming up in her yard I decided to take a look around - our lilac bush does have buds (leaf buds, not flower buds) and the wisteria has buds that are looking purplish.  The daffodil leaves are up and some tulip leaves and the crocus have begun to bloom.  Tomorrow is the first day of Spring!

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE that fox sampler!!! I have a fox who barks under my bedroom window if I don't leave him out a bowl of dog food. I usually walk one down into the woods after dinner but if I forget he lets me know about 2 am!

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  2. I love foxes too! And I love samplers.So I love what you are up to!

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  3. Excellent tiny start. I love foxes too. We used to see them all the time around our old place, but not here.

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  4. What a cute sampler! I haven’t seen a fox in ages. We have lots of coyotes out this way though.
    As you could tell by the picture on my blog, there is nothing growing or budding yet in our yard. Soon though, I hope. I had an allergy attack yesterday that was very reminiscent of when the pollen starts flowing, but there is nothing like that out there so I don’t know where all of the sneezing came from! Blessings, Betsy

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  5. That is a charming fox sampler! I think you'll have a lot of fun stitching that one. :-)

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  6. Fox items are very popular now. My sister made a fox quilt for her new great-grandson. When I lived on the farm, there was a fox den close to the house. I enjoyed watching the kits grow and become adventurous.

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  7. Tell the Wolves I'm Home was one of the best books I've ever read. I hope you like it too.

    I love that sampler - who needs a baby, I'd hang it up in my house!

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  8. I keep hearing about Trapped. I may have to give it a try. While I don't like gory, I love scary.
    Can't wait to see how your sampler progresses. I love samplers and those little foxes are adorable!

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  9. oh I do think that sampler would be perfect for a little one's room. and I like the colors in your WIP even better than what I see in the sampler photo ... but for the life of me, I cannot figure out where you've started? (i.e., where is what you've stitched showing up on the finished photo?) ... and when you do get that adorable little grand baby, you can KNIT this https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/foxy--wolfie

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  10. love the wolves book!! I like the fox photo and any room would be great!!

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  11. I never stick with disturbing gooks or movies. Yes tomorrow is Spring. I'm contemplating bringing a tiny counted cross stitch on a short trip with me. It may frustrate me though....

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  12. Such a cute project to stitch! I cracked up at the picture of Mai Ling in the basket with the cat wanting to get in. So cute! (Yes, I'm catching up on posts as usual and am referring to your last post. Love Fletch's cowl! Bummer on the sock though. Hopefully doing the pattern only on the front will help.

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  13. The new sampler is so sweet! You will enjoy working on that.

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  14. Such a cute needlework project.. you can't go wrong to get some future grandchild things made and set aside for the happy day.. some day. Happy Spring to you! I might go out in our farm yard in the morning to snap photos of some of our emerging spring flowers. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل افضل شركة خدمات منزلية بالجبيل نظافة شاملة مع التعقيم والتلميع وابادة الحشرات شركة تنظيف بالجبيل شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة نظافة بالجبيل والمنطقة الشرقية تقدم لعملائها افضل جودة وارخص الاسعار بالاضافة الي تقديم الخدمات من خلال عمالة مدربة وذات خبرة كبيرة بمجالات التنظيف ومكافحة الحشرات , فلا تتردد في الاتصال بشركة تنظيف بالجبيل للحصول علي كل ما هو مميز ولضمان الحصول علي منزل امن نظيف راقي خالي من المواد الضارة والميكروبات

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل
    شركة تنظيف بالجبيل

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