I am so ready for it to be Spring! I'm giving away Winter this week. You want it, it's yours. Come and get it. No returns.
I'm listening to The Buena Vista Social Club on the stereo - lovely Cuban music - trying to drown out the sounds of another Winter gale outside. Now that Winter has finally arrived, it won't leave.
If nothing else, I'm making headway on a little wall hanging that was supposed to be a Christmas present in 2009. With luck I'll get it to her before her birthday this year. This is the one that I'm constantly ripping stitches out of. I haven't had this much trouble with my stitching in a long time, but the backing might have something to do with it. Nice looking material, but very coarse and not really a good choice. Live and learn. At least, I'll blame it on the backing fabric. I've unstitched it about four times now - some of the fabric is starting to look like Swiss Cheese.
You know, we cast our seeds of knowledge here and there and never know where they'll take root. Often we never know. I'm sure that my mother never expected me to ever use a sewing machine again in this lifetime, but here I am, and it's as much due to her influence as anything.
Until next time,