How are you today? It is grey here. And damp. We had rain during the night and more is forecast for today. Extra Vitamin D is on the menu this morning. Meanwhile...on the menu...I just put a loaf of pumpkini bread with cranberries and pecans in the oven. It should come out in roughly 50 minutes. Already I can smell the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. YUM!!
So, sort of a gloomy TNT day, but that's ok. Sometimes these grey days can be kind of soothing. There is permission to move a little slower and to take your time doing things. I like that!
During the past week I managed to do a little stitching on the big Ellen Harrison sampler. Here is where it stands right now.
When you click to enlarge, you will see that the house has been completed and the border has come down to the bottom on the left and is starting across the bottom. A tiny motif was stitched and the beginning of another. There is still so much to be added to this piece. As a reminder, here is what the entire thing will (or should) look like when finished:
So, as Robert Frost would say, I've got miles to go before I sleep. Ha! Luckily I'm still enjoying this and all the various motifs are keeping me interested. The white stag with spots at the bottom will be a beast to stitch though! I hope whatever I choose to stitch next will not include large expanses of the same color....
My trip to the office yesterday went smoothly. I saw one other person there and the parking lot was empty! President's Day has never been a "holiday" for my company, but since schools were closed I'm assuming some folks who might have come in to the office decided to stay home.
My errands yesterday went smoothly. Though the State Store had an awful lot of empty shelves. Actually I was surprised they were even open given that it was a Federal holiday. But, whatever. There were 2 Spanish wines Fletch had asked me to look for, but (of course) our (antiquated) stores don't carry them and the clerk had never even heard of them!
I did find something new at the grocery store:
I have not tried them yet and, in fact, have not even cut into one. I thought they might add a bit of fun flavor to my water when I go walking. And, I will use one later this week when we have fish one night.
Lastly, I found an Easter card for Mailing and Colin that simply cracks me up:
The inside simply says "Here Comes Peter Cat-N-Tail" Hahahaha Every time I look at this card I just crack up.
And now I need to clean up the kitchen and pull out a cooling rack for the bread which should be done in another 20 minutes or so. Have a wonderful Tuesday!