Instead of going back to bed, I started the coffee and headed to the computer. It's my usual habit to read blogs over my morning cup of coffee before heading off to work during the week. Some mornings I only have time to grab the coffee and go, others I have time to read awhile. I don't set my alarm, I don't oversleep enough to be late for work. I don't miss setting an alarm to get up to wake kids up for school. Neither one of our children were morning people. It was always a job to get them up and moving. Well, I digress. But today I not only caught up on my blog reading, I thought I would indulge in more coffee and do a blog post of my own! You will have to forgive me if there are typos since I didn't grab my glasses on my way downstairs.
It sounds like we are in for more storms later today. I don't mind them, in fact I rather like Spring storms, unless of course they produce tornadoes. We had a tornado touch down in our town in 1996. It did quite a bit of damage to homes. Most of it was confined to the other side of town from where we live. The house we used to live in before this one was one that had to be torn down because while the tornado didn't level it, the house was twisted due to the winds. So much so, that the walls cracked on the inside. My sister was here visiting at the time. Mike was at work. I remember Karen and I taking our kids to the basement with us as the tornado sirens were sounding. The kids were ages 5 and 8 at the time. They both remember the tornado well. After it was over, and reports started circling around our neighborhood about the damage, I was very worried that the library was damaged. I had only been named the Director a few months prior. I had visions of a building without a roof! But I was finally able to make it over to the library relieved to find it unharmed, with the tornado's path starting a mere three blocks to the north. Needless to say we felt very lucky.
I did spend time stitching last night. I will share a picture of my progress.
Sorry for the wrinkled shot. But that's as good as you are getting for now. I don't have a lot left on this before it will be done. But there is satin stitching and a bunch of specialty stitches at the bottom edge of the design. I am mostly concerned about how well the satin stitch will be covered.
I do have pictures to share from my recently framed finishes.
I think this last one is my favorite. If you need to know designers or names of them just comment. I was glad I was able to get several framed at one time. It helped that my LNS had a framing sale of 20% off. But I have to say I am pleased with her work. I can frame things myself, but I get frustrated trying to get my piece mounted squarely and evenly on my backing. Also, it's difficult to find ready made frames the right size. My husband has made frames for me before, but the selection of wood molding available isn't the best.
Well if you are in the path of Spring storms I hope there won't be anything too bad coming. Take care.