Wednesday, February 22, 2017
This is Laurie's cupcake quilt. I am stab stitching a cupcake on each block. So far I only have a few blocks done. It took me about 2-1/2 weeks after surgery to gather any creative energy to work on it. I had a couple of false starts on the stitching. I wanted the threads to be kind of prominent so I "tested" a couple of different weights. Robbie Porter suggested #5 perle cotton and it was perfect.
One thing I miss a real lot during this recovery is playing with my dogs. I'm pretty sure they are missing it to. The weather here has be unseasonably warm, like a lot of the country which makes it hard not to be outside checking out the pond. But it has thawed and I can see the fish through the window. I always hold my breath until the ice melts to see if they survived the winter. Blue Birds and Sparrows are vying for the bird houses. Means an early Spring to me!! So that's what I have been up to. How's the weather where you are?
Thankful: I am so thankful that the winter was mild and my fish survived it. A couple of years ago we had a harsh winter and lost them all. The fish we have now are the ones that we bought to replace them. Funny how even a fish can become special to you. My favorite is a big blue calico Shebunkin. By the time my foot is healed I'll be looking for my frogs.
Be well. Love life.