Hello and Greetings to All,
A Happy Winter Solstice to you...a bit early, but this will be my last post until we are back from our adventure in Texas! Tomorrow, the Solstice, is also the birthday of one of my brothers. And, of course, it means that the amount of daylight will begin to increase. I really love these dark winter mornings and I also really enjoy having dinner by candlelight, so I'm ok with less daylight. Fletch not so much. What can I say? Opposites attract.
Yesterday found my packing finished! And then I had to re-think it and I removed some things. In the early morning hours today when I woke up I realized something else I want to take and a few more things to remove. Today will find me sorting it all out and finalizing it. After all, our ride to the airport arrives at 7:30 tomorrow morning - there will be no time to do it then!
Meanwhile, it's Tuesday and time for a TNT post. And voila! I have a finish!!
That crazy long-legged bird is done. Woo-Hoo. The design is "Gathering Basket" by Blackbird Designs (from 2011). I used 30 count fabric (Weeks Dye Works in the color Cappuccino) and DMC threads. I don't much care for the fabric - it is very stiff. Plus, I prefer higher count linens, but it was in my stash and needed to be used. The designer had stitched one of her initials in the lower left and I tried that, but did not like the way it looked, so ripped that out. This piece is now put away in the drawer of finishes. I may (or may not) make a pin cushion out of it. To be determined at a later date - LOL
If anyone is interested in this chart, let me know. I'm happy to ship it out to anyone.
I'd like to wish everyone a very peaceful and happy week before Christmas. And, if you celebrate (or even if you do not) wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah. While we are away, I may read some blogs on my phone, but most likely will not comment. I'll try to catch up when I'm back in a week. Enjoy!!