I will have a photo to share tomorrow, I have finished stitching Valentine by The Primitive Hare. The Weeks Lancaster Red is just the perfect red for Valentine's, Merry Christmas and primitive lovers.
Grandmother Bessie always taught me to have a Plan B. Plan B has been in overdrive with the linen for Hannah Breed, my chosen sampler for Nicola's Year of red with the Scarlet Letter. I had decided on using R & R Reproduction 18 Century Brown. The piece of linen I had in my stash was not large enough. I have burned the midnight oil searching the web for this linen. I have made telephone calls coast to coast and north to south. No luck. Today while at the LNS, I picked up a fat quarter of 32 count Examplar by Lakeside Linen. Unless I am able to local 18 Century Brown, Hannah will be stitched on the Examplar. AppleJack is rolling his eyes at me and telling me I am over thinking.
Drama at Thistle Manor
We have had some drama and excitement at Thistle Manor. One of the many wonderful things AppleJack does is maintaining Thistle Manor. He is very organized and methodical and with the change in seasons he goes through his maintenance check list. As he was checking the heating system, he detected a problem with the thermostat. The heating/cooling technician confirmed there was a problem. After checking the outside heating unit, the technician told AppleJack we had a bigger more serious problem than the thermostat. Carbon Monoxide gas was being leaked into the house!!!! This kind of drama and excitement I can do without. So. . .we are very thankful the problem was found. Heating technicians will be installing a new unit on Monday.