We had some rain yesterday and it sounded so nice last night when I went to bed - like a lullaby on the roof. I slept well!
Yesterday was a weird day and I just felt off. It started in the morning when I decided to run to the library around 9:15 or so to drop off a book. From there I drove over to Target - was looking for 3 specific items, none of which could I find. Normally I would have wandered around the store - just glad to be out, seeing if there was anything I "needed," etc. Luckily I did not do that but instead drove home. I got in at 10 and was going to go back out to cut some Lily of the Valley but decided to check email first. I had completely forgotten that I had a conference call at 10 a.m.! That is so unlike me. Anyway, I dialed in and joined the meeting. The rest of the day was kind of the same - no more conference calls, but I kept forgetting things I had to do. Hopefully today will be a bit more focused.
Well, it's Tuesday which means TNT - Tiny Needle Tuesday. I have started a new sampler! The one I picked is a little smaller than the Quaker Autumn one I just finished. Here is a picture of the design from Needlework Press:
Creatures, flowers and angels! What's not to like? As I mentioned yesterday, the silk floss that I wanted for this arrived on Friday. Once I had all the colors, I was able to lay them out against the fabrics in my stash and pick one that let the colors shine. I don't know the brand or the specific color name...it was just sitting in my stash. I actually did a running stitch on the side to determine the count as that was not marked either. Turns out it is 36 count (so, stitching over 2 threads it works out to 18 stitches to the inch). I started this on Saturday morning when I got together with Dee, and here is where it stood as of last night:
The silks are hand dyed (Belle Soie by Crescent Colours) and I am stitching with one strand of silk over 2 linen threads. So far I'm loving this one.
It has already been a busy morning (and a busy evening last night) work-wise. On the docket this morning is working on the org charts for our FY 2022 budgets. It's a ton of numbers as for each account/facility I list not only the director's name, but the revenue, profit, number of managed employees and adjusted gross income. Between the 3 divisions I support, it totals approximately 475 accounts...so, a ton of numbers. I'm hoping to get to my closet today as well, but time will tell. It's another grey one here and was raining lightly when I got up earlier, so no real incentive to go out. Hopefully there will be some time later for knitting, stitching and reading.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!