It's a bit later this morning as I drove in to work earlier. And gosh! What a nip in the air (it feels wonderful). It was 47 at my house when I got up at 6. And DARK! Right now it's a bit hazy, but it should brighten up a bit.
Yesterday I did steal away from my desk for a bit and walked at the canal. The trail was pretty empty (except for two women with a nasty looking dog NOT on a leash). I didn't even see any kayakers or canoers. Kind of weird, but it was a great day for a walk. Not sure I will get one in today. I have to be at my office till Noon or a little after...so maybe once I get home I can get out again, not sure.
At the last minute (meaning pretty late - for me anyway) yesterday I finished up the bottom middle section of Dona Dorothea:
It was not the most fun (meaning it was BORING) to stitch this section, but I'm pleased with how it turned out. Here is a close up of that middle section.
There is one extra space on the right hand side which makes me slightly crazy, but that's the way the design is. I did change the colors a bit as they were all over the place and some of the changes in color were barely noticeable. I like my version.
So now I just have that bottom right section and this
sucker sampler will be finished! I like it (especially the top part with the checkerboard deer and the alphabets), but I will be happy to put it away and move on to something else. A few ideas are percolating in my head. I need to go through my stash (again) and see what calls to me.
The latest book by Louise Penny (this one) just came through on Overdrive for me yesterday. You all know I've been in a bit of a reading slump - starting a book and not finishing it numerous times. But, I love this series and I'm betting this gets my reading mojo back. I only read the first chapter last night (because it was late when I finished stitching the middle section above), but so far I'm loving it.
Fletch and I are going to Colin & Mailing's for dinner. I think Col said he was going to grill shrimp and make pasta with home made pesto sauce. YUM. Not sure if we will stick around for a fire or not. Those two are leaving for Richmond, VA in the morning. Mailing has to go to a plant in Richmond for work and Colin is tagging along and will just work from the hotel. They will be home on Friday and we will be on cat duty till they get home. And I think Colin leaves Monday (9/21) for his Batchelor Party which is a 3 day, 2 night (camping) kayak trip. Suddenly everything is happening so fast leading up to the Wedding!!!
Hope everyone's week is going well.