It's been two weeks already? I had a couple hours off last Friday afternoon and that's thrown my sense of time off a bit (not that that is difficult right now).
No new birds to report this time. Sadly, the migratory ones have moved on. We do have at least three pairs of cardinals that are
sharing tolerating each other around the yard and woodline this year, but I haven't seen the grosbeak in a week and we're down to one blue jay so other than the cardinals and the male Goldfinches some of the brightness has gone from the feeders.
Some littles news:
She's going to be running with her brother and cousin in no time. What's the saying, "moving out of the way for the next one?"
In my last post I said I was going to have a new rotation by this one. I did a lot of thinking and it looks like the best option is to go one-at-a-time on each project. It worked well last year (I was even done early) so hoping it will this year too.
I also mentioned that I had two pieces picked out for Grady's sister and was all set to start one of them, but was missing fabric or thread for both of them. An order was placed and the waiting commenced. I could have picked up Goldie but knitting was calling louder so I spent a week working on my Knights Who Say Knit MAL.
This is part 1 and a bit of part 2 finished. Lots of artistic license happening (especially in the very top part. I have pulled it back and started 3 times but can't seem to get it to work, so I am doing a "variation"). The puffs towards the top are areas between some lacework and should block out when it's done. I did do a quick steam block to straighten out the bottom and get it more in shape. As expected, I am not keeping up with this any better than I do a SAL as part the last will be released on Monday.
My order came in (EARLIER then the tracker said!!!) and I started Winter Hearts by Shepherd's Bush. It's done on white Belfast with Soie d'Alger and perle cotton.
I just realized that tomorrow is the official check-in for and even though I'm off my normal rotation I still have projects that fit. Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by the every wonderful Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. She started this in 2015 as a way to show our appreciation for stitching gifts that we may have received. It expanded to include gifts we are making for others or anything else we can shoehorn into the theme. My MAL fits as I bought the yarn with birthday money. Winter Hearts definitely fits as it's a gift for my great-niece-to-be as does this (my secret project from a bit ago):
The chenille trim is from Lady Dot Creates (and it looks like I forgot to tie the bow in the corner). This was a Mother's Day gift for my mom.