thawing out?

This week’s polar vortex experience has put an immediate end to any dreams I may have had about one day relocating to Antarctica.  On the plus side, the combination of light powdery snow and  high winds made for some really pretty snow dunes on the front lawn:

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Meanwhile, inside:     I buy all of the wooden pieces I use  for my designs naked and paint each one of them myself.  (so if you find one with a fingerprint on it, it’s mine)   Pictured below is just a teeny stack of progress… when it’s painting time, I do them by the hundreds!  The worst part about the  process is that ever since Macklemore went to the Thrift Shop, I can’t help singing  “I’m gonna paint some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket….” when I’m getting my supplies out.

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And a wee bit of stitching was going on as well.  I swear, I’m the world’s slowest stitcher!  (is there an award for that?) I managed a little more on my “Crosses of the Kingdom” project and on “Merry Christmas Owls” which is from the latest Stoney Creek magazine.  I’m stitching it on 18ct linen over two threads with 4 strands of floss and it’s been a nice change from all the smaller stuff I usually do.

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And finally, just because it’s cute, here’s a random cat picture from the internet:

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2 thoughts on “thawing out?

  1. Oh yes, they’ve revamped it into a quarterly mag and I’ve found several designs in the last couple issues that I’d want to stitch! (so did this comment go to your email or on the blog or both? LOL)

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