Yesterday was a scorcher....almost 90 degrees. I bought some more potting soil to finish planting my flower pots but it was too hot to do so. Today we are not supposed to get out of the 60s and it is a real dreary day. Maybe I will get the rest of my flowers planted today if it doesn't rain.
Because it was so hot yesterday, I spent some time in the air-conditioning working on my Advent Calendar. I finished the second Christmas tree during the week.
The last two pieces at the top went quickly.
Now I am working on the snow that goes at the bottom of the trees.
Here is a close-up of the sequins and outline stitch that I am adding before appliqueing the piece to the background.
I am glad to have moved on to a color other than green.
I have also been dabbling in a few of my other WIPs this week. I have been trying to find something to work on at night while I wait for my yarn ball-winder to be delivered. I have a knitting project, but the yarn needs to be wound into a ball first and it is too delicate to do by hand so I ordered a ball-winder and swift.
I tried working on Jingle As Ye Enter, Jingle As Ye Go, but the 32 count linen is too hard to work on except in bright sunlight. I made a little progress there.
I may need to purchase a magnifier. Any suggestions?
I also picked up October Morning again. I finished the yellow that you see in the middle and added some of the medium green near the bottom.
For some reason, I just don't enjoy working on this.
So in my quest for a night-time, "watching the baseball game" project I found this.
I have been wanting to make a cover for the tissue box in my first floor bathroom for a while. Plastic canvas and yarn are easy to work with while watching TV. I have a pretty lavender yarn and I think I have enough plastic canvas to cut out the needed parts. I may even have some appropriate ribbon in my stash. I will cut the plastic canvas today to be sure I have enough and then I will have yet another WIP. This should go quickly though.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Plastic Canvas and finishing that snow piece for my Advent Calendar will be what I am working on today. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching.
Finally, I will leave you with a picture of this sweet little bunny who was checking out my front flower garden, right under my living room window.
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