Happy Sunday, my friends :) Another beautiful day on Ohio's north coast. Not as warm as yesterday (70*), but still sunny and mild. My eranthis (winter aconite) is always the first to bloom . . .
. . . along with the snowdrops, one of my favorites. Even if winter returns (really when it returns ~ this is Ohio) they should be fine.
Now the daffodils are another story. Here are some buds already a couple inches high. They cannot withstand a hard freeze.
This little guy was munching away by my maple tree. He let me get within a couple feet of him.
Progress on my rug :) Just more than half done with the crosses. Color is a real struggle for me. I am trying for 28 different wools, all from pieces of wool that are no more than a few inches wide.
I'm trying hard to keep everything aligned. As you can see, I am not always following the lines drawn on the linen, but referring to the cross above and next to for the outer hooking. As I said in a previous post, once I start on the background I will have a better idea if I am successful. If not, it will just end up being a little wonky :)
As promised, here is a little give-away. As always, the rules are simple. Leave a comment on this post or drop me an email with give-away in the subject line. I will draw a winner next Sunday and the winner must contact me within 3 days or I will choose another. The winner will get their choice of a little penny mat. Now please know that my stitches are horse-sized and not perfect like some of you out there stitch :)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)