Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Teeny Needle Tuesday

Good Morning!

Spring IS here.  Windows were wide open last night for sleeping and when I went to bed at 10:30 the back door was still open!  Plus, there is a good chance of a strong thunderstorm this afternoon between 3 an 5.  That's a sure sign of warmer weather.  Of course, I have an appointment at 3:00 which will probably involve walking through the rain.  Oh well.  I'll take it.

Meanwhile, it is TNT (Teeny Needle Tuesday) again and some more progress has been made on Fox Forest.

Here's hoping the borders meet up in the lower right hand corner!  There are, of  course, more foxes to stitch, some trees and some flowers and then the letters of the alphabet are scattered all over the sampler.

Mailing's Hitchhiker saw another 8 rows added last night.  Still not even halfway, but slow and steady progress is being made.  I will NOT be taking that with me when I meet up with Dee next time - lol.

I'm still reading "Island" by Alistair MacLeod which, as I said previously, is a collection of short stories (so far all pretty bleak), but the writing is just so fine.  Unsheltered by Kingsolver came through on Overdrive.  The reviews on this have been pretty mixed and overall not so good.  Her recent books have been such a disappointment compared to "Pigs in Heaven," "Animal Dreams," or "The Poisonwood Bible."  I've started "Unsheltered" but it already feels a bit like a lecture and I'm not sure I'll get through it.

Today should be a bit less busy than yesterday was...plus I have to leave by 2:15, so a short day at that!  Hope you all have a good one.


  1. I also loved early Kingsolver's Pigs in Heaven and Animal Dreams. I may need to re-read those someday soon. Her later stuff just isn't for me. Here's hoping the borders meet and you're not getting rained on this afternoon!

  2. The fox looks very good!

    I'll take almost any weather that's NOT the "bomb cyclone" predicted for the Plains and Upper Midwest. Poor Michigan! They've really had a beastly winter.

  3. The Poisonwood Bible is one of my all time fave books. I even gifted it to DIL for Christmas and she loved it too. I also picked up a few of her other books and couldn't get into them. They went back to the library after just a few chapters.
    Love the stitching. I really like doing borders. I was thinking of finding a pattern that was just all borders.

  4. Kingsolver lost me when she wrote Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. She justified growing tobacco and then preached about all the bad things OTHER people do. Take that and add in dedicating one of her books to a cop killer and I was done.

  5. Great progress on the sampler this week!

  6. Oh. . . count me in as a member of the so-disappointed-with-Unsheltered crowd. (Very preachy -- the lectures never stop.) I, too, loved her earlier books. But this latest one? Couldn't even finish it. . .
    And -- welcome spring!!! :-)

  7. We had the windows open too! But I had to shut them because of noisy neighbours.... I miss country living!
    Your stitches are looking good!

  8. I hope your lines meet up.. the fox is adorable. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Great stitchin'...I'm not sure I could see where to put the needle. Thx for your review of Unsheltered; taking it off my TBR list. On my way out the door for a bit o' fresh air on this lovely spring day.

  10. eep, the lines better meet up!! fingers crossed. I love that you are making another hitch hiker for M, she is going to LOVE it!!

  11. Great work on the cross stitch! Keep on working on that Hitchhiker!

  12. Oh I loved the Kingsolver early reads of TURTLE being found in the car etc. They were awesome

  13. Your cross stich is coming along great! No spring for us right now. The furnace is running non-stop but at least we're getting rain and not snow. What a mess the weather is right now.
    I'm commenting really late tonight after everyone else is in bed. My sister arrived today and we've been talking non-stop. If I'm missing from blogland for a few days, that's why. I don't want to give up any sister time. :-) . Have a great Wednesday!