Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!
This gorgeous bouquet greeted me when I came downstairs this morning.
I first noticed them early on - like 5 a.m. - when I came down to let Mabel out, but I didn't turn on lights or look closely...I just went back to bed for a couple of hours. They are truly lovely though and such a wide variety of flowers and colors.
My plan was to surprise Fletch with some home-made applesauce donuts (that he has been talking about), but as luck would have it, I am missing one ingredient (whipping cream). Oh well...another day. The rustic apple cranberry tart that I made DID turn out well. We had it for dessert last night. Yum!!
The house was filled with the aroma of cinnamon and cloves while it was baking yesterday. Heavenly!
I also managed to get out for a short walk after lunch. I went to the canal path hoping to see a heron, but no luck. I did see two turtles.
Those were the only turtles I saw - I guess it is still a little early/chilly for the others to come out. There were not many folks on the trail either...I only saw a couple of people walking and maybe 3 on bikes. The day was sunny and rather warm when you were in a car, but on the trail I could have used a hat or an ear band - a bit breezy and chilly. My recent cleaning frenzy must have tired my back, because it was sore while I was walking. Still, I managed a half hour which for me is roughly 1.5 miles, so not bad. And, it was nice to be out in the fresh air.
Anyway, it's Tuesday and time for a TNT update. Only a little stitching was done in the last week.
A couple more rows on the left side of the house and some kind of a tree or something to the left (in gold). I'm hoping to finish up the house today and bring the left border down to the bottom. Then I can get back to some of the fun motifs sprinkled on the other side of this sampler.
The sun is up and I can see blue sky when I look out my office window. Maybe I can get outside for a bit again today. Whatever you do - enjoy!!