The polar vortex has moved on and in it's place we have fog, mist, and the promise of rain. The change of weather is taken in stride by Gibby and his best friend Clara. Here they are way in the foreground wrestling in the snow a few days ago.
See what I mean by nothing exciting going on? At least nothing exciting if you are a human.
When news is slow - my last resort is to check my iPhone for the last few photographs I have taken. It isn't much, but here goes….
I'm in a bit of limbo here waiting for our new fabric to land on the porch. Once that gets here we can move forward to the next step in pattern writing and quilt making. In lieu of that, progress is being made with Mrs. Billings. I've had questions from some of the folks who purchased the pattern from us. I will say that 2 notions are a must - one is a lazy susan type rotary cutting board and a rotary cutter with a small head. The other would be a sand paper board for when you mark your pieces. This is mine. It is well used.
In addition to Mrs. Billings and the taxes (yes, my part is completed. I have never felt so virtuous), I have even started some cross stitch. This is one silk thread worked over 2 minuscule linen threads. That needle is the smallest tapestry needle I could find. I found that my tri-focals were not cutting it. My answer to that was a lighted magnifying lens that hangs around my neck. That didn't quite do it either. My next attempt was to forgo the try-focals and buy the strongest pair of drug store readers I could find. (I typed in tri-focals, but it was autocorrected to try-focals. I'm keeping it) These are so-so. I think the next stage are these….
What else… like everyone else in the new year I am looking for positive changes and better organization. I found these at Costco…..
Stackable storage boxes! One I filled with specialty threads like hand dyed floss, and linen and wool threads. The next is 45 spools of hand quilting thread. When the stores refuse to sell to me anymore - I'm ready! Another has my above mentioned cross stitch, the lighted lens and the drug store readers. It's all waiting for me when I feel the need to squint. These were a DEAL people! The stack of 5 is $19.95.
Have a great weekend everyone!