|December - Joyful World SAL|
I solved my problem with the white dove getting lost on the background by backstitching around it. My first try was with gray, but that came out. Second try was with the same blue that I used in the base; the more I stitched it in, the better I liked it. Many thanks to Maja at The Snowflower Diaries for gifting the stitching world with this wonderful SAL!
Spot of Winter has taken another turn out from my wip pile. It's coming along rather nicely and should be finished real soon. DT designs usually call for one strand of floss and the first bit I stitched had to come out because I normally stitch 2 over 2 and I just went into autopilot when starting it this session with two threads. No biggie, pulled it out and started again.
|The Drawn Thread - Spot of Winter|
Ooooeeeee, we're still in the deep freeze! When I went to the bank the afternoon, my car said it was 8 degrees. Luckily no new snow the last couple of days. But schools were closed three days this week and late start the last two - and we have a holiday on Monday. When school closes or starts late, we do not have adult ESL classes so I haven't seen my students for three weeks now. I'm eager to get back and find out how they've done during this extreme weather. That is if any show up for class Tuesday as they have a hard time coming out when it's so cold. But they say we will have freezing rain on Tuesday, so class may be cancelled that day too! Argh!!!
Another weekend is upon us and I'm looking forward to watching the Seahawks game Saturday with some of my kids who enjoy football. Chili is on the menu - sounds so good for a cold day. With the extreme cold, I've turned down the thermostat a bit as the heat pump just can't keep up, so hot soup is perfect - and I have my heating pad on my stitching chair and lots of blankets out.
Hoping for a warming trend next week!!