I finished my second WIP for 2017! Presenting A Spot of Winter by The Drawn Thread!
This was such a fun one to stitch with the different eyelet stitches, smyrna stitches and the three little trees are sprat's head stitches - a new one for me.
On Red Velvet Inscription I have another mini finish - the J square:
This weekend we had continuous freezing fog. It looks like a light fluffy snow, but there's very little water content, so it blows around and when it finally lands, just puts a puff on top of the snow. It can be blown right off your car. Strange stuff! So yes, it's still cold - we haven't been above 20 degrees for days and days.
While it's so cold, I've been doing a little reorganizing with those new floss drawers I bought. Way back in the 80s and 90s, I bobbinated all my floss and kept them in those plastic divided boxes. Then I started to collect back up DMC and I stored them in snack-size zip locs in photo storage boxes like this:
You can see I clipped together sections with large safety pins. It was getting to be a pain going from here to there to collect floss for new projects, especially when you also throw in overdyed floss or silks too. Now I'm getting all the DMC together into one space:
I hadn't yet finished labeling all the drawers when I snapped the photo, but now every drawer is filled. It'll be so much easier to track what I have and put it away when I'm done with a project!
So it was a good weekend! We watched the football games and I made an amazing batch of chili that we ate on all weekend.
Oh, and my youngest daughter has herself a different car, a 2011 Ford Focus to replace the one she totaled when she hit a deer coming back home from snowboarding a couple of weeks ago. It was a terrific deal - but she's had to learn to shift gears and she's picked it up really fast. It's fun to see her so happy. :)
I'll be back with more later in the week. I'm participating in the Stitch Maynia Year of Starts where I will start a new project on the 17th of each month. I'm thinking most of these starts will be smaller projects as I have enough larger ones going already. Really looking forward to this!
Have a great day and stitch all the things!!