Happy to report that my visit to the dermatologist was a good news visit. The "spot of bother" on the end or tip of my nose ended up being nothing. There was a spot of blood or two after the stitches were removed, but no biggie. I'm thankful for sure. I will see her again in December for another full-body-look-over (I do that every 6 months, given my history).
Traffic cooperated and it was not bad getting to my office after the dermatologist. I hung at the office until almost 1 p.m. and got many things done that I wanted to - not all, but most. The only other person I saw was my boss Bruce who was busy with conference calls and other stuff, but we chatted for a few minutes. The place was still very quiet. I keep expecting to see more and more people in there, but so far it's no different than it was 9 months ago!
So now it is Tuesday again and time for TNT or Tiny Needle Tuesday. It is very surprising to me that I've had an easier time stitching after my cataract surgery than knitting. So, there has been progress on both pieces and I am still really, really enjoying both. First up is Coverlet Birds by The Scarlet House. The first bird has been stitched!
If you click to enlarge, I think you can see the difference between the green and blue floss - it's a bit difficult (at least for me) to see the difference in the small picture. This is going to end up being a bit larger than I anticipated...probably too large for a pin cushion, but time will tell.
Next up is Pomegranate Birds by Heartstring Samplery. Since I am stitching this on 40 count, it is going a bit more slowly. I find I need more frequent breaks to rest my eyes, but still progress was made.
The subtle variance in colors of floss is appealing to me, though I will say I was happy to get into some of the darker greens and put aside the brownish/yellowish shades for a bit. Because the flosses are hand dyed, the shades vary from skein to skein and, therefore, my piece doesn't quite look like the colors in the original (though I am using all of the called-for colors). Here is a picture of the original one:
My game plan for today is to have an easy morning work-wise (fingers crossed), so that I can get a jump on some of the cleaning I need to do. The afternoon I'm reserving for stitching and/or knitting (again - fingers crossed about work!). I do have some prep work for dinner - I'm making an oven roased ratatouille (yay for the new oven!!), so eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, onion and yellow squash to slice, garlic to mince, etc. Maybe some garlic bread to go with this.
The sun is up and it looks like a pretty day - hope you all have a good one!