Greetings from the deep freeze. We had a high temperature yesterday of -5, and wind chills have been unspeakable. The days prior to the very cold we received about 7" of snow. So it hasn't been very hospitable here in the Midwest.
I have had some stitching time, and time to finish my current book and start another one. I even unpacked the sewing machine I got for Christmas, read the instructions and got it threaded up successfully.
I managed to sew up a simple pillow finish for the little owls I stitched for the anticipated baby in our family. I'm impressed with the sewing machine. It seems to have lots of nice features. It isn't anything that was expensive. I have to say I was shocked at some of the prices I saw for sewing machines when I was looking for one. Many cost more than the first car I bought. (Wow that makes me sound old).
I've always felt rather inadequate at sewing skills. But I usually can manage simple projects. I need to spend some more time getting comfortable with this.
I still haven't received the necessary weeks dye works whitewash to finish the cardinal piece. But I have been making good progress on the new start of January 1st. I started the owls on December 30 or so and finished them on January 1. Then I pulled this piece out of my stash.
So, here's where I left off last night
I had the leaves done under the bird on the left, but ended up frogging out the brown stem and leaves because they were off. So I restitched the stem and the brown circle yesterday. It has been a fun one to work on. I have to admit there isn't anything better than stitching in bright sunlight streaming in the windows! Wow! I usually do most of my stitching in the evening by lamplight. I do have a floor standing ott light for when I need it. But, I have to say sunshine trumps it!
Well, I had best be getting ready to head off to work. We've been closed some for the bad weather, so there's going to be lots to catch up on.
Stay warm, and happy stitching!