Good Morning Everyone!
Kind of a chilly morning here (37). I'm sitting at my computer with a shawl wrapped around my shoulders. Tyg is keeping me company - he loves hanging out in the office ever since we put one of those bird feeders that attaches with suction cups on the front office window. Purple finches, white crown sparrows and greedy cardinals come to feed and Tyg bangs on the window with his paw. So funny to watch.
Anyway, it is Tuesday, so it must be TNT time. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I had a lot of ripping back to do on Sunday. I was working on one of the last two border motifs and the yellow (kind of pale) against the linen was difficult at best for me to see. Here's a close up of that part...the yellow looks stronger in the picture.
I had finished the right hand side, but when I went to join it across the top I found that I was one stinking thread off. Of course I discovered my error at the bottom, so had to rip out all I had done on the right hand side. I might have been able to fudge it, but it just did not look good to me, so out it came. I have not picked it up since!!
Before that mess, I did manage a mother (I assume)/child duo of wild boars!
I don't normally think of wild boars as being cute, but I like this pair.
And here's an overall view of the sampler. As I say each week: closing in on the finish!!
One and a half border motifs to go, one more big creature and then my initials and date (year). It's a satisfying piece (except when I have to rip out).
Yesterday's time at the office (about 3 hours) went well. I only saw Tom from IT and as I was leaving two folks from accounting were in a conference room. That's it! Also, by the way, it appears that the hawks are not nesting at the office. I don't know what happened, but I haven't seen them for a number of weeks and there is only a stick or two on top of the light fixture. Too bad - I would have enjoyed watching the nest again this year.
After leaving the office, I drove to "Steve's Sew and Vac" in King of Prussia to pick up my sewing machine. I have a new foot pedal for it and the machine has been serviced (cleaned, oiled, tension checked, etc.). And boy have prices climbed - it was over $100 just for the servicing!! The final bill was just under $150. Not what I had been expecting...but still less $$ than a new machine.
Today Fletch and I are heading out for our second vacinnation jabs. We have to go back to Willow Grove (about 40 minutes away). We'll go early like we did for the first one and hope to get in and out. I have three conference calls this afternoon, so hopefully I will feel ok. (But I've reminded my boss that we are getting our shots and that I could be delayed or just not feeling well - time will tell.)
I'd best grab another cup of coffee and then make sure that Fletch is waking up. Have a good one!