It rarely snows in Nashville. The average snow fall is 4 inches a year. Temperatures rarely dip below freezing. That all changed this week. It started with freezing rain and ice which covered the roads in 1-3" of solid ice, followed by a 3-4" of powdery snow and temps which haven't reached above freezing in a record setting seven days. For my friends who are chuckling, I salute you and your winter surviving skills. The entertainment for the week has been watching cars attempting to driving up and down the street, without getting stuck, stalled or taking out the neighbors mailbox. The happy side of this: stitching.
My Dear Hearts
32 count Weeks Dye Works Aztec Red
Haunted Stitches Needle-book
37 count Legacy Sotema Linen Russian Tea Cake
Cats on Parade
40 count Weeks Dye Works Havana
Redwork Stitching Pocket & Chatelaine
40 ct Olde Massachusetts linen by The Primitive Hare
Because I had finally finished the stitching on three projects, I treated myself to this new start. It's all about the finishing on this one.
In the spirit of practicing my year of the D (destash, declutter, donate) I found this design languishing in my stash. Noel has been there a long, long time. Notice she is on burlap and not linen. Here is a clue to her age: she was purchased at Joan Moshimer's shop in Maine! Instead of shopping for wool, I visited by wool stash and found wools which will work. Hopefully, the only wools which will need to be purchased are the nighttime blues for the background.
The Nashville Needlework Market as I know it and love it has been cancelled for this year. My wallet and my budget are thankful. This gosh awful pandemic has taught me many things, shown be many things. Am grateful so many have returned to the needle arts (stitching, quilting, rug hooking, wool appliqué). I have so many wonderful designs, linens, and fibers in my stash--it has been fun to rediscover them and give them some much needed time and attention.
Todays goal: Dig out. The sun is shinning, today's high 38. My to do list grows longer and longer. The good news: there is a high of 60 forecast for next week. The bad news: no one will be able to fit into their spring and summer clothes.