First welcome to my new followers I appreciate that you think I have something worthwhile enough to say that you're willing to show the world that.
So what's been going on? I am finally over the cold that I mentioned in my last post, but the darn thing hung on for ages. I got some gardening done - okay it was mostly weeding and mowing the grass, but at least the house doesn't look like it's abandoned. Oh yes, I did find a lovely nest of yellow jackets while I was mowing. Nothing intentional but they seemed to take offense to the mower running over the entrance of their home and then me stepping on it. For something so small, about 1/2" to 3/4" I have no idea what that is to the rest of the world - it would have soooo much easier if we had just gone metric back in the 70s, they pack a punch! And wouldn't you know that if one is injured say by someone frantically brushing it off their leg (which was encased in clothing) it sends out a message to all its friends that it's in distress and please come help and you end up with multiple stings because each one of the nasty little things can sting multiple times from multiple critters. It was not a pleasant experience. The worst of the areas is just now settling back and looking like normal I ended up with 7 sting areas but thankfully the skin reaction was all I had.
Our summer invasion of finches has arrived. The little pigs-on-wings pretty much empty two feeders every other day or so. They are having help with a third feeder a raccoon is climbing the feeder pole and dumping out the seed and then cleaning it up off the ground so I will need to get back out there with grease and make the climb a little more difficult.
On the bright side, I have been stitching. In no particular order here is what I've been working on:
|Ink Circles' 99|
Stitched on Unknown Company's 32-count Golden Walnut with DMC threads
|A HAPPY DANCE!! Shepherd's Bush's Holy Night|
Stitched on Unknown color of 28-count R&R Reproductions linen with recommended fibers and buttons
|Summer Mystery SAL from By the Bay Needlearts Part 1|
Stitched on 32-count Silkweaver's Lavender Swirl with DMC
|Drawn Thread's Summer into Autumn|
Stitched from materials in kit
|Dimple Designs' Twilight of the Tsars|
Stitched on 32-count Smokey Pearl Belfast with DMC and Kreinik BF and Braids