This picture is little old as the outside work on the windows is complete. However, it does show the underside of the deck (and can you spy to birds nest in the V of the post in the center of the photo?) which is where I spent the afternoon. You can see that the railing above is stained a gray color, well, I'm finally getting around to staining all the deck, incluing the underside.
By yesterday evening I had completed a little more than one-half of the underside and posts with one coat of stain. Today I plan to finish that one coat and start a second.
Yesterday I also did a little Costco shopping, internet browsing (garden plans and a few blogs), and watched the landscapers almost finish the back yard job. Next week they will put the capstone on the little dividing wall and be done! The window guys didn't make it back to finish framing the upstairs windows inside - you know the story, the electrician didn't come to the morning's job so pushed back everything else scheduled for the day. Same ol'. Nothing to be done about that. In the evening, while DH was at poker, I had stamp club. We made two cards, the multi-colored one was done with a brayer. I have one but haven't used it in a long time and had forgotten how much fun it is! The blue one didn't photograph well as it's very dimensional.
Oooo, I also had a little package in the mail this week. I ordered Victoria Sampler Gingerbread Garden Sampler thinking ahead to the Christmas season coming up. These little samplers are actually quickly stitched up and always delightful. And this time I went ahead and ordered the bellpull hardware at the same time in hopes that I would actually get it onto the hardware and on the wall, lol!
Today's SBQ was suggested by Vash as is:
Have you ever used a magnifying glass while stitching? If so, did you find it helpful?
My answer is yes! I have a magnifier that has a neckband and sits on my chest that I picked up in a clearance bin years and years ago before I ever needed such a thing. When I hit my middle forties, I found a little extra help with high count linens made a big difference in my comfort level in stitching and the neatness of the stitches - since I could see them well, hehehe! So when I have a project on 32ct or more, out comes the magnifier and I'm a happy stitcher.