Here's a photo sure to amuse all you 'Juno Blizzard surviving New Englanders'. It's 42 degrees in Houston and I'm sitting by the fire doing embroidery. Yes, I have the fire going and yes, 42 degrees is cold. Don't take my word for it, just ask the dog.
Don't know about the Juno Blizzard? Here's some serious snow pics from Fun With Barb - a blog I've followed for years.
Speaking of the dog... I must take this Super Saturday opportunity (translation? Super Bowl Weekend) to tell you the dog goes by the name Tom. Short for Tombrady. Oh yes I did!! I named him after New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. I mean what's not to love about this guy?
He's talented, attractive, dedicated, competitive, fierce. Did I mention attractive and talented? Need I go on?
In fact, want to know what to buy a Patriots/Packers/Texans fan quilter for Christmas? Here's the answer. My favorite gift this year. From my son. Good call Son. You picked the winners.
|me wearing No. 12!|
Okay... still with me? Back to the embroidery. I've decided to cover my improv double wedding ring in tons of hand embroidery. I am thrilled with the work so far. I know this is going to be a long, slow road. But sometimes you just gotta slow down and do the handwork.
|cast on stitch. aren't those fun?|
|satin stitch (white) and tiny back stitches around the hearts|
The right tools always help too. I just discovered these embroidery / milliner needles from Sue Spargo. The length is perfect... not too thick and very sharp. Makes each stitch so much easier because you have a lot more control with the longer needle.
So, while I stitch away this Superbowl Weekend... one Tom Brady will rule the gridiron. The other Tombrady will just rule the rug.