Good morning, good morning! How is everyone doing on this final day of February? I always feel like we’re turning a corner when February is over and it certainly seems like it with our weather this weekend. With temperatures reaching the 50’s here in western Pennsylvania, our snow is finally melting and I’ve even seen a few green shoots appearing here and there. It will be another month or two until we begin to see flowers, but just knowing that they’re on their way brings so much hope, doesn’t it?
My stitching has taken a back seat this month as I seem to be spending more time doing some serious spring cleaning and refreshing things around my house–puttering is one of my favorite activities in the world! I just put on some music and begin rearranging shelves, displays, plants, etc. for fun. Nothing big like rearranging the furniture, though… Oh, my mom was a great one for that–I swear us kids would come home from school to a newly rearranged living room at least every other month! I remember exclaiming, “Mom, can’t you just leave things the same way for once?!” I think that’s why the furniture arrangement in my rooms stays the same–how about you?
Well, enough of my rambling… You’re here to see what little stitching I’ve done, right? I stitched my second Christmas ornament for 2021 and I love it! I mean, who can resist a miniature snowman being lifted up by a skating Santa to place his shiny, gold star at the top of the Christmas tree? Too cute! This is “Merry Friends” by Plum Street Samplers stitched “over one” on 28 ct. black Monaco. I changed virtually every color except for the red in Santa’s robe and hat. The biggest change was using an icy blue for the snowflake centers and the tiny snowman’s hat instead of the suggested gold color.