Here's my Prairie Schooler Winter Sampler all finished, washed and pressed. Not too shabby despite all that dreaded stitching with white floss (my least favorite thing--next to making French knots--when it comes to stitching!).
Soon enough, with summer just around the corner I will be dreaming of this snow! But for now, it is off to the storage bin for Mr. Snowman and his bird friends. I have lots of time to think how I will 'finish' the quartet of seasonal samplers. Very likely they will end up as cushions of some sort, so I will be on the look out for some fun fabric to use as borders and backing.
Here is my 'official' start of the Spring Sampler (yes, a little late, so best get moving on this one!). I'm using the same exact linen and it shares the same color palette more or less.
And my first official progress photo. Unfortunately, also, my first mistake! That brownish blob was a wheelbarrow until I looked at the chart more closely and realized that it was really meant to be the same color as that green border. I've already started picking it out and will fix the color. The tan-ish bit towards the bottom is the start of the garden. The bird needs her beak and she will be joined by a mate on the other side. Isn't it strange how much the colors vary between chart and reality? It is nice to be working on something new, so hopefully it will be incentive to keep picking it up and working on it at a steady pace. And hopefully steady work will also mean regular stitching updates once again.
As this coming weekend is a long weekend--and I am taking Friday off to do some things so can extend my three day weekend into a four day weekend, I hope to stitch, read, see a few movies and most importantly relax! (Though all three activities are for me relaxing).
I found out what the June NYRB subscription book is--I can never not look at the ad in the New York Review of Books. I am excited as it is a novel I have long wanted to read, but I have been too lazy to check out from the library. If you are curious, you can see it here. It's good to have something bookish to look forward to, but that means it is time to get serious about Teffi!
By the way, one more bookish note--I finished my short story collection and will tell you about it this weekend. I have an idea of what I want to read next, though I did pick up two new story collections from the library yesterday, so I might have to begin the agonizing process of choosing sooner than later!