This little fellow dropped by just as the storm began. He's enjoying a feast from all the droppings left by our feathered visitors.
The milder temperatures earlier in the week pulled me outdoors more so I didn't get as much stitching done as I usually do.
I snapped the following pics on my way home from a friend's one evening. It was such a lovely sunset and I couldn't resist!
It seems my mojo has hidden itself lately. I just don't feel like doing much of anything. Here's some progress photos from what little stitching I did accomplish lately.
Not much done on Love Thy Neighbour but a little more effort was put into Three Tulips below. The planter that the bunny sits on is going to take forever! When I tire of the solid stitching I move around and stitch a few leaves or letters.
I also did a little bit of sewing recently. I have already finished off two pillows for my smalls SAL March commitment and will post pictures the last Wednesday of the month. Hint - St. Paddy's Day takes place this month! Besides those two finishes I took a Blackbird Designs finish from last year and made it into a pillow as well. A sprinkling of birds or bunnies does hint at spring's slow arrival.
The few times I did sit down to stitch lately, Clarisse has sat beside me or along the back of the sofa just waiting for an opportunity to play with my floss. Can you see the devil in her eyes?
"Please Mom, look at me! Won't you stop and play?" So one morning I cut off a piece of ribbon, brought it out and proceeded to make her happy. See how she sits and waits for the ribbon to appear between the cushions?
Unfortunatetly I've created a monster! I can't ever sit down now without playing the game. She sits patiently by my side and if I ignore her, not bringing out the ribbon, she cries constantly and paws at my legs. She never seems to tire and wants the game to go on forever. Bob has tried to distract her and get her to play with him but she's having none of it. I love sitting by the windows in the morning with all the natural light to stitch by but I've resorted to skulking in the basement rec room in my Lazy Boy in an effort to escape her. Ah well, once spring has arrived and we can make it outdoors to the gazebo once more her attention will be diverted to better things.
I've been meaning to tell you about a local artist that I discovered this past fall. When my sister was here visiting we took in a Fall/Christmas craft show in Ottawa. We discovered a booth with lovely glass mosaic art. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the artist, Cindy Laneville, lived just 10 minutes from me in the next village. I fell in love with many of her works including the wonderful lanterns she makes and old furnishings and windows that she adapts with her art. Recently she posted some pics of birds that she had done on her Facebook page. I contacted her, dropped by for a visit and came home with this small framed piece. I do love birds!
The snow is intensifying and I'm heading down to the gas fireplace to sit and stitch awhile. I certainly hope this is the last storm of the season!
PS. The owls are still around. I snapped this pic just after sunset on my return home last evening.