The mail also brought me an early Christmas gift and I'm so excited!
I've been wanting a portable ott-lite for awhile now. So many times when I travel I can't stitch because I don't have the right light and I end up with eye strain if I try. Also one of our TVs is in our bedroom. Sometimes I'd like to stitch there while watching it but the light is really poor in that room. So I've been watching for a good price on one of the lights. When I found one earlier in the month I mentioned it to my DH and he told me he'd get it for me as an early gift. This way I'll be able to bring it with me on the Cross Stitch Cupboard Stitching Retreat in October. It also has a magnifying lens which is perfect since it seems I need that more and more each day!
I've been working an awful lot of overtime lately and not necessarily by choice. However the extra pay has allowed me a few extras such as some framing. Michael's craft store had a 50% off framing sale last week so I took a couple of pieces in with me to have estimates. I really only expected to get one piece done but since there were no mats involved I was able to get two done, Brittercup's Brotherly Love and Haunted Halloween. I'll post pictures when they're done.
This pic was taken on a recent boat trip on the St. Lawrence. The weather has been so great lately that after work I've been meeting my DH at the dock in Morrisburg where we've been heading out for short drives. We stopped at a marina in Iroquois to check it out and this is when we spotted this fellow. He certainly didn't seem bothered by our presence. I love herons and keep hoping to get a good shot of one as it takes flight but no luck yet. It won't be long before the boat is stored again until spring. Where did the summer go?