I hope you missed me as I've been gone since Monday when our house was hit by lightening... It destroyed the microwave, phones, internet router, light bulbs, plugins, and a couple circuit breakers. Luckily the computers, furnace and heat pump were spared and there was no fire... It happened during the night and I thought a tree had fallen on the house because it shook so violently... We were running around the house and yard with flashlights (in the rain in our nightclothes) checking everything. It was truly scary and I slept little that night worrying that there still could be fire if something were smoldering. It took me all this time to get settled and I'm still waiting on the electricians.
I But I'm still stitching and finished the first of about 20 little birds for my jacket. It is my rather drab little wren but since I love him so he gets a prime spot when I start appliqueing them on. I add the legs and beak after they're on.
I'm currently working on a hummingbird and a bunny. I loved pulling out the ring of my browns to select the perfect colors for my "bunny ring."
And have to share my "Austrian Copper" rose which is completely engulfed by junipers and other shrubs....but rises above it all in a blaze of glory.... Glad to be back.