Today was a day off for me, so after doing a bit of paperwork, cleaning and picking up, then shopping, I took a break to watch my taped Downton Abbey Finale!! Wow!! Double Wow! Love that series!! Sad to say I have to wait a year for the next installments, but it is worth it! Plus, my nemesis, Magg-i-e Smith is in it, and she is an excellent actress! (Even if she DOES spell her name wrong!! heheheheheh!!) Of course, I was stitching too... the end of the IHSW for the month. I only stitched one project this month, but I think I can see the end coming near. I am working on Feather Your Nest by With Thy Needle, and despite the fact that I have to use a magnifying glass to see the symbols on this chart, I still love the piece! Without further ado, here is my progress so far:
I did a bit of finishing too, but not for me, for a friend. I did a cube finish, ala Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher. Her tutorials are excellent, and I receive much inspiration from them!
And this weekend was the Great Backyard Bird Count across the country, so I did my best to watch for different birds in my neighborhood. I did see a juvenile Blue Jay, which was special. Not my favorite bird because they are pretty noisy, but the blue is so refreshing to see in winter. Saw a cardinal or two and grackles, and a tiny little chickadee, but the MOST interesting was the robin with the white head!! Honest--see the pictures below! My husband saw it first, last year, and it has returned. Because, surely there cannot be two of them! Do you think it could be genetic? Nahhhh... It was such a challenge to photograph it through my window, but I did okay. I am going to be watching for that guy this spring!
Pardon the not-so-great pictures. I am really wanting a better camera! Sigh...
I took off moderation, since it also makes commenters do the captcha thing! We should all complain to Blogger and get them to go back to the way it was! I looked around online but saw nothing from them announcing the change. Nice....
Well, going up to stitch again, before bed.