Don't ask me why, it's not as if I'm stressed out or have been working too hard, I decided to take a little more me time this week. Yesterday, I went for a nice long walk with my husband, and this morning since I wanted to go downtown to pay a bill and go to the library, we met for lunch at our little independent bookstore on Main street. Gord is always late so I bought a paper and read while I waited.
Once home, I got distracted by some starlings in the apple tree and had to take some pictures. I really must try painting them. I love their sparkles.
The robin was back all puffed up and resting in the tree this morning too. He seems to like the birdbath for fresh water. since all our apples are gone, I got the idea to put a crochet hook through an apple to pull some wool through for hanging. Gord put it in the tree but he hasn't found it yet.
My roses from Valentine's Day have all been thrown out except for two which I sort of ignored, and now I can't throw them out. Isn't the color of the dried petals pretty?
I've added another few bits to the robin piece--this time some small branches using 2 threads at once in the needle (size 90). I also added a few more snowflakes with Sulky's hollow shimmer. I switched to an embroidery needle for this and stitch quite slowly to avoid breakage. The hollow shimmer is fine and it almost feels like plastic. I use it in almost every piece for a little touch of sparkle. Hopefully if you enlarge you'll see it better.