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Sunday, January 24, 2016


Well... we knew we were due for some snow... but puleeeeeeez! Did 26 inches HAVE to fall in one day? lol! I do thank my lucky stars that the power stayed on! We were warm and safe in our home through the entire storm. Roasted a turkey and drank a few cups of hot chocolate...

Which brings us to the morning after... Here is "that Radio Guy" clearing the driveway with the snow thrower...

The lump on the left by the garage is our Highlander... the lump to the right is our Camry... yep... snow drifts nearly 3 foot in places. Like I said, with the winds we had... we were VERY fortunate to keep power throughout this blizzard.

I did finish Tavern House last weekend, though haven't had an opportunity to get a good picture of it all together. Here is an indoors picture of part of the 8th and final block...

Hopefully either during the week or next weekend I can get outside while there is still daylight and get a good picture of the entire piece.

The 4th installment of Blackbird Designs "In The Garden" series arrived in my mail box on Friday... so I thought it was best I got started on the 2nd in the series... ;-) I'll try and get a pic of that one for next weekend's update...

Right now, it is time enjoy some hot soup and watch some football!!!

Until next time... Enjoy each day for the gift that it is! :-)


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tavern House Block 7

As you may have guessed... A Tavern House finish did not happen before the end of 2015... even though I devoted hours to stitching on it on December 31st... ;-) What did happen is a resolve to slow down and enjoy the process of stitching... and to stop ruining the fun of it by self imposing a goofy deadline... :-)

So, slow stitch I did and just finished Block 7 this afternoon. Blocks 1 through 6 needed to be stitched together before Block 7 (the top 8") could be stitched... simply because it stretches the entire width (46-1/2") of the top and had a few elements that overlapped into the blocks below it.

Apologies for the poor quality picture... we had buckets of rain today and there was not a dry flat surface in the yard to take a picture... so, indoor lighting was all I could do. When the final (Block 8) is completed, I'll be sure to post a more clear picture so that you can see the textures of the hand dyed woolens better.

I had a lot of fun reading everyone's blogs about New Year's promises, guidelines, lists and resolutions! ;-) Though I did not intend to make any official claim to anything in particular for myself... I think what kind of just fell into place, was a resolve to slow down and...

Enjoy each day for the gift that it is! :-)


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