Spring by calendar standards has arrived. Unfortunately, we have had a cold blast following last weeks unseasonably warm (summer like) weather. We have had frosts every night and our fruit trees may be in jeopardy. The next couple of weeks will give us a better indication but the blueberry and peach tree buds are so sensitive to the cold and last week's warm temps had them grow more rapidly than they should. I hope we don't lose our fruit crop but it wouldn't be the first time. Ah, the luxury of living in temperamental New England.
Above is a picture of my first silk gauze piece. Not perfect but definitely a learning curve. Something you may not know about me is that using a magnifier makes me feel sick to my stomach so my eyes and good lighting are all I use. With all of the sunny beautiful days last week I was able to stitch this Erica Michaels piece -- Little Bits of Spring in natural daylight. It moves rather quickly and now I am hooked. I can't wait to start the next one.
The other new stitchy project that I worked on this week came in the mail Tuesday and I stitched it right up. It is Diamond Quilt Squares by Handblessings. The charts are released once a month and you receive them free with the purchase of fabric and floss. I substituted the Bay Leaf Jobelan for 28ct Forest Mist and I love it. Deb at Stitches 'n Things helped me out with that and I am patiently awaiting the next month's installment.
Now back to the stitching nest to unwind after a really long day. Happy Stitching!