I toted my new start with me to work on the weekend but it was pretty hectic with few breaks so I've only a partial snowman stitched to show for it. I'm using the DMC conversions for this rather than the specialty threads. When it comes to stitching the trees in this though I wanted to use the Weeks floss to give them a little more colour variation. My LNS put a skein aside for me to pick on Saturday afternoon after work but I just couldn't see making a trip into the city for only that. I'll get my DH to pick it up for me this week.
I've been keeping an eye on all the lovely stitching on the Mirabilia SAL. I know, I know, I should be working on my Easter Fairy along with them but when I did stitch this past week all I wanted to work on was Cirque. It's coming along, slowly but surely which kind of matched my speed this week. I'll probably stick with this one until the weekend and then switch over to the Fairy. I also want to get my ornie finished for the end of the month so I better get myself in gear. I don't know about you but to me it feels like this month is just flying by.
The weather here hasn't been quite as cold the past couple of days as it was last week. In fact it feels downright balmy! I can't believe I'm using that description for temperatures at -11 C but after shivering through -28C with a wind chill of -35 it really does feel much warmer. It's been several years since I've been woken up by the sound of the house contracting in the cold. For those of you who've never heard this, it's a very loud bang , almost as if a cannon has just gone off! Maybe the cold has frozen my mojo!! Alas, the warming trend is shortlived since the forecast calls for more cold at the tail end of the week. Perhaps Suzanne and I could switch locations for a week or so!! I'll warm up and she can cool down! Either that or I'm heading down to bunk in with you Kathy, lol!!
I'd really hoped to head south for a week again this winter but my accident put an end to that. As I suspected, my car was written off by the insurance company. Welcome back car payments!! Car prices are so low right now along with almost non-existent interest that the payments on a new vehicle worked out lower than those on a used one. Yesterday after work I headed to the dealer and picked up my brand new 2009 Mazda 3. It was too dark when I got home for a picture but I hope to have one for you on my next post.
Gotta go now and get my lunch for tomorrow's work prepared. I'll leave you with a picture of a lovely woodpecker that we spotted in our front yard this week. I think she appreciated the fresh suet we'd just hung!