It's dark out there. It's not really that early (7 a.m.), but we are getting the rain from Isaias...and will be getting it all day. It's coming down, but not terribly hard which is a good thing. We - the garden and lawn - need the rain, but we need the kind that will soak in, not run off. So far, so good. Another benefit to the pandemic - no need to get up and drive in to the office on a day like today!
Well, it's Tuesday and I did start my next Adam & Eve sampler last week. It is "Permit Me Not To Stray" by Heartstring Samplery.
I love the BIG flowers and the fact that there is a lion in it!! I'm very happy that my border has met up. I wanted to do that first and make sure my count was correct.
The wrinkles are from me bunching up the fabric as I stitch. I do not use a hoop or frame, but rather stitch in hand. This is a little bigger than I was thinking it would be - roughly 10" by 10" on my fabric. I'm using 38 count white Gander linen and mostly Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art. There will be some DMC in the piece as a couple of the Sampler Threads are not in stock in any on line shop I checked. I hope to get started on the inside - specifically some of those flowers - today.
Meanwhile, in life around the house. As I mentioned, Tyg has been hanging out on the picnic table under the camper birdhouse. It turns out our birdhouse is now a nursery. Yes! We have baby wrens. And Tyg is excited.
Do you see the little bird head peeking out from the opening? Yesterday afternoon this little guy was mostly there resting his tiny beak on the opening of the birdhouse waiting (not so patiently) for a parent to come by with food.
On the gardening front, I went out yesterday afternoon to pick tomatoes and grab some onions, I checked on our Asian Pear tree and our 2 little pears are steadily growing!
They are beginning to get that squat Asian Pear look. We are keeping the wire "cage" around the tree to protect it from the deer. Likewise, I looked at our Fig which has come back so strongly after being nibbled to the ground last year. It looks so healthy and full, but I did not see any sign of a fig.
Yesterday I did receive a call from my doctor's office. The blood test I had last week did indeed come back positive for Lyme Disease. Yuck. But, at least I know that's what the rash was and at least I got on the antibiotic quickly. My understanding is that I will always test positive for Lyme now. That's my news for the day. Hope your week is going well.