Hi, everyone! I've been working feverishly on a new start. Actually, I posted a peek back before Christmas but didn't start seriously working on it until yesterday. It's a mother's sampler, which speaks to me, especially as I'm helping clean out closets and dispose of some of my mom's stuff. Mom left a large stash of yarn, but I'm packing up most of it for her sister, as I have enough projects going; I'm an okay knitter who really prefers to stitch even though I like to work on a sweater or scarf from time to time; and because my mother's choice of colors ran to reds and oranges and browns, while I prefer pink, yellow and blue. No doubt you can tell that from my choice of samplers. Here's some pink and blue now: Lois Minshall by Threads of Gold, which I'm stitching on 40 count Lakeside Linen in Maritime White, using AVAS.
Thanks for your good thoughts on the dog search. The shelters in the DC metro area are spilling over with the unwanted, so it has been a shock to me that there are so few dogs here. I have a bad feeling that there was a massive clearance at one point--yikes. Budget constraints since dogs take up more room and cost more to feed? Sadly, there are plenty of cats and a ton of bunnies in the Cape's shelters. I have chosen to call ahead rather than go into a place with a bunch of little bunnies in cages for obvious reasons.
Meet Longfellow! Longfellow is looking a little tired because he's spent the last 30 years in a closet, but he can be the stand-in pet for a while. Why on earth my mother kept him is beyond me; my great aunt passed it down to her. I'm not sure what you call these things--scarves? Collars? There's a clip on his lower jaw. Poor Longfellow is rather ratty looking.
Here he is, standing in for the bunnies on the sendoff. His wacky eyes crack me up. Maybe I'll wear him on my next job interview; that will guarantee another six months of stitching at home, I'm sure.
Longfellow: "Helter Skelter.."
See you tomorrow with some progress. On something.