Another kind of grey day here. I'm not complaining though as we went so long without any rain. Jim, the mower, came on Monday for the first time in at least a month if not longer. After last week's heavy rain, the grass grew quickly. We had a bit more rain (or I should say mist) yesterday on and off. Mabel went out at 3 this morning and when I let her in at 6 she was a little damp - not sure if it has rained or she was just going through the grass/shrubs/what have you.
We got our 3rd Covid Booster shots yesterday with no ill effects so far. Fletch commented that his arm was beginning to feel tender last night, but I have not felt that and I slept fine. He is still asleep at this hour, so I'll find out how he feels once he gets up.
On today's agenda is grocery shopping (minimal I hope) and getting a watch battery. I went to the jewelers yesterday, but found out they are closed on Mondays. I will try again today.
All of that brings us to Tuesday Morning and Tiny Needle Tuesday. A bit of progress has been made on each sampler. First up, the BIG one (Ellen Harrison 1889 from NeedleWork Press):
Yikes! Even enlarged this one is difficult to see. The border stitches blend into the linen. But...I made it fully across the top of the sampler (242 stitches) and just starting down the sides and managed to stitch her first name. Here's a close up that is easier to see:
That's a fancy E at the beginning of Ellen
Next up is the Praise Sampler (Praise Loudly, Blame Softly) - a small band sampler from Eileen Bennett. The acorns have been completed between the little birds and the next band has been started:
I'm having fun with this one and enjoying the different stitches as a nice change from just cross stitch. There is a stitch coming up that I have never done before - Hollie Point. I will need to practice that one for sure (it is a lace stitch that was popular during the 18th century).
That's it from me for today. Hope you all have a peaceful and nice Tuesday!