Good Morning My Friends,
How are you this fine Tuesday morning? I am patiently (sort of) waiting for the coffee to finish perking on my stove top. It won't be long now.
It appears that I survived yesterday at the office. Terribly boring if I do say so and not a whole lot for me to do (I'm much less involved than when Bill was still employed and my boss). But that's ok. When I got home I did a little dinner prep and then Fletch and I sat on the patio with beverages. And...we spotted the first apples on our tree! The tree was FULL of blooms this year, so we are hoping for a good crop - it's been years since we were able to harvest some and make applesauce.
Many of these little first-forming apples will drop over time, but our hope is that there are enough remaining to give us a good crop. Time will tell.
Here we are at Tuesday morning and time for a Tiny Needle check-in. The finish of Ellen Harrison last week meant that it was time to choose a new project. I had several in mind, but when I looked through my stash again I ended up picking something totally different! Instead I chose "Sampler Au Bouquet" by Jardin Privé which is actually a set of three patterns that are stitched together to make one large piece.
It's kind of weird to be stitching with two threads again, but one thread would not give sufficient coverage. And, I wanted to use the linen I have in my stash...the only piece that I could get a good size cut from was 32 count. Anyway, I am finding it relaxing to stitch on this piece.
Given the size of Sampler Au Bouquet, I also picked a smaller piece to work on. it is "Crows at Strawberry Hill Pinkeep" by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread pictured below on the bottom left. I have a thing for crows, so this is perfect.
Another rather small start on this. I am using old linen from my stash that is either 28 or 32 count, so again using two strands over two threads. For this I am using a mixture of Gentle Arts Threads and Weeks Dye Threads - both overdyed cottons.
Today will be another busy one...but more personal stuff. I told everyone I would be back in the office today but not until close to lunch time. Fletch and I will do our weekly grocery shopping this morning and then I will head to the office. That, of course, means I will probably have to stay till later in the afternoon. Boo-Hiss And, when I do get home this afternoon, we will run out to drop off our ballots for today's election. By law, Fletch cannot drop off mine for me, so we will both go this afternoon. This is the last day to do so as our local primary election is today (and Fletcher's ballot only just arrived in yesterday's mail!).
Whatever you are up to, I hope this Tuesday finds you doing well and enjoying life. Have some fun!