It's kind of gloomy out there. But on the mild side. I just opened the patio door to chase away some deer from the garden and Mabel came racing from out of the woods. That reminded me that Fletch told me a Mabel story yesterday. Our neighbor, Karen, has a little yappy dog. I have no idea what kind of dog it is, but when it is outside it barks constantly. Apparently the other day Mabel was in Karen's back yard and Teddy - the dog - was barking and barking and barking. Mabel finally turned and charged and jumped on Teddy!! Karen apologized to Fletch but said she had to swat Mabel with a broom to get her off Teddy. LOL I just hope that Mabel doesn't act that way if a fox or foxes start barking at her!
Yesterday was another very pretty day. I managed to get out for another walk on the canal path before lunch. No blue heron sightings, but there were turtles again on logs. I was able to walk a little faster and actually a little longer (just under 2 miles), so progress is being made. I'm not sure if I will walk today...my feet are a little sore for some reason and also it is now raining. If it brightens up in the afternoon, I'd like to do some archery, but time will tell.
So here we are at Tuesday and it is time for a stitching update for TNT or Tiny Needle Tuesday. Still no Adam & Eve in the sampler, but there are some new motifs that have been put on the sampler:
I didn't stitch as much as I thought I had, but having to switch colors slowed me down a bit. There are more "animals" to be stitched and a tree in the center (under which will be A&E and around which an evil serpent will be wrapped). Lots more to stitch still.
In other news, remember when I got that strange flower from Trader Joe's? A Protea. I think it has to be over a month now. Well, it is finally beginning to spread out a little bit!
The color has changed - it is not quite as red as it had been. The leaves all turned a lovely bronze color, but they also started to get moldy, so I ditched them, cut the stem down and moved the bloom into a smaller vase. It amazes me that it is still looking so good!
Other things I just realized: my lilac is showing color in its buds!! And Friday is Good Friday and a work holiday for me...though my work calls it "Spring Observance" so that no one is offended. Both nice things.
May your Tuesday be filled with nice things too.