Last night was one of those nights where I just could not get warm. Eventually I fell asleep (and never woke up until this morning!!), but when I woke up this morning I felt cold again. I've cranked up the heat and I'm sipping some hot coffee, so my bones are beginning to thaw.
Yesterday we had a little bit of a snow squall. It was so pretty. When I left the house to run my errands it was just raining lightly. By the time I got to the library (2 minutes away) to drop off a book I could see some white flakes coming down. When I finished at the grocery store and came outside it looked like a mini blizzard was going on. It started laying on the ground, but it did not last long. I would love a really good snowfall, but I wonder if that will happen this year.
The new washer was delivered at 1 p.m. as promised and as soon as the delivery guys left I got a load in to wash. It works great. I ended up washing two loads yesterday afternoon and I have another load in the machine this morning. I'm a washing fool! LOL
And here we are at Tuesday, or as some of us call it TNT or Tiny Needle Tuesday. There is progress to show you! First up is Ellen Harrison:
A few motifs have been added to the right of the two white birds. Here's a close up:
However, the real progress was made on the "Praise Loudly - Blame Softly" sampler.
This past week saw me doing some Queen Stitches which are not my favorite by any means. I also strongly dislike outline stitch. Oh well. There is more outlining and many more Queen Stitches coming up in the next row. Thankfully the rows are short! On the other hand, I really enjoy stitching the tiny letters. Even though you need to cross each stitch as you make it (rather than using a sewing method and going across a row and then back), the letters seem to go quickly for me. This section also included a stitch I had not done in the past (the last row) - a Square Ray Stitch which I think is very pretty.
Time to check the washer and fix a second cup of coffee. Have a wonderful Tuesday!