The heat has definitely returned around here. But there are signs that the seasons are changing. We have noticed that there are not as many birds around when we sit on the patio between 4 and 5 in the afternoon. Some have already started on their migration paths, and not all of our winter friends have arrived yet. We are seeing more chickadees which is nice. The deer are coming down for apples - even when we sit on the patio they will walk right down the yard...keeping their eyes on us of course.
Our neighbors across the street are away again, so I went over the other day and cut some of the last of the zinnias from their garden. Rob really cleaned up things over there - all the squash vines have been pulled up. There is one pumpkin hanging on a back fence and some hot peppers still turning red, but everything else is pretty much finished. Our garden is still messy looking. Fletch has been focused on other things - like getting stuff together for our camping vacation in 2 weeks. Plus, now that it's hot again, he won't want to be out in the garden at all! The figs have slowed down ripening. I think there will be more to pick as there are a lot on the tree, but they are still small and green.
This past week provided a lot of opportunity for stitching! The upper parts of both samplers have been completed. First up the Coverlet Birds piece:
There is a bottom section to this, but I am waiting for my blue thread to arrive. The majority of it is in blue and I'm not sure I have sufficient left to stitch it all.
The Pomegranate Birds sampler really saw a lot of stitching:
Next up will be the two colorful birds on either side of the urn. And, the urn will be filled in and will include my initials and 2021. I love the way this has turned out so far.
I'm hoping for an easy day today, but the work emails have already been flying back and forth. I have an eye doctor appointment at 11 which I am looking forward to. My right eye is still quite blurry after the cataract surgery, so I'm anxious for the doctor to take a look at it. I'm hoping to get a glasses prescription today, but with my right eye issues, I'm not sure.
Tomorrow will be another day in the office. Hopefully not all day! I'm meeting Bill in the morning and we will purge more files and papers from his office. And I have an in-person meeting from 11 - 12 (so it will be a longer day than I like!).
Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday - enjoy!!