I'll have less of the former and more of the latter please. I don't know about you, but I am getting tired of winter. Maybe if we had more sunshine and less of the dreary grey skies and less cold and maybe more days above freezing. But I guess that sort of weather is called Spring, perhaps? And that's still a ways off. So, there is still plenty of wintertime left to finish my sampler, which as you can see is moving along nicely.
Here was last week's progress, so we are joined by the moon, which I was hoping to get a more detailed photograph of, but my camera is old and doesn't do close-ups very well. For next weekend I'd like to finish the house and the smoke coming out of the chimney. Must make sure it is toasty warm for the folks inside! Snow is my least favorite thing to stitch, so I probably will save that for last! Technically there are no real piles of snow (although if I look outside my window now, there are . . .) in this design, but you can easily imagine them there.
And here is this week's book pile! You know how one book so very often leads to another one? In this case it is a reverse reading path. Remember all those new books I was just lusting after? The normal course of events means I would read a book and then look forward to the author's next new book. However, I seem to find new books and then look for the author's previous book, backtrack and then finally pull it from the shelf to read. Which should I start with? The bottom book by Sara Blaedel is a special case since she will be in town in the next couple of weeks. Otherwise I am leaning towards Pat Barker since it is the first book in a loose trilogy (at least I have read the other book already), and the third book is coming out next month.
Less than a week left in January. I know February can be just as cold and snowy, but at least once February has arrived, Spring will just be 'next month'!