Happy Tuesday from the rancho! It's a chilly 65 degrees here in California. I know that's pretty toasty for some of you but I've put on wool socks, a sweatshirt and been carrying my blanket around the house all day. LOL I went for a walk this morning at 36 degrees. Not bad after the first 1/2 mile but cools off pretty quick when you stop.
Hubby has a cold and I've restricted him to anywhere I'm not. It's sad to say but as soon as someone coughs...you look at them like they're spreading the black plague. LOL He went to the doctor last week for a check up and the doctor told him that he had a lot of fluid in his ears. We should have seen this coming.
This is a Sashiko stitching project that I finished for my son. Traditional Sashiko is done on dark blue with white thread. The original use was for patching clothes, but can be done as a form of art. I chose red with black and though the patches were not really "patching" anything, I wanted to keep it true to the original use. I drew the geometrics on the back and used a running stitch. He and I have talked about this art form many times and this is a surprise for him. Just because. LOL
I've finished my La-D-Da bird. Super sweet. It has much deeper colors than this picture shows. It came with a homespun fabric in black and oatmeal and was finished as a pillow. We'll see...
Got started on my next stitch. Not much to it...but I'm a bit slow stitching these days. I picked it up as a kit in Tulsa last year on my road trip. It came with the lace and charms. I'm sure I've got some fabric to match. Or maybe a hundred that match. LOL
Here are a few finishes from last week for my friend.
With the weather getting into the high 20's at night, I am surprised that some of my roses are still hanging in there. I've moved my strawberry plants and citrus trees into more protected areas. So far, so good. Except for the lantana. It's a bit crunchy these days. LOL