Good Monday morning to you! It is raining buckets here. We are told we are in for a few stormy days here on the We(s)t Coast. I can't get out into the garden to do Fall clean-up but I have a great excuse to stay in and read. How about you? What's the weather like where you are right now?
I have finished the Pink Sparrow Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread! It brings a bit of Spring colour to the otherwise dark rainy days.
I used all the recommended fibers which included 30 count linen. I think this would be lovely worked in a higher count linen - imagine in 50 count what a little treasure you will have!
I know your next question, what's next on my scroll frame? I don't know yet but will spend today preparing linens. I can't decide between something smaller like this piece or go for a bigger sampler. I have noticed that the darker days have affected my eyesight already - more squinting required! Or maybe I should say more lighting required.
Meanwhile I was happy to get these four holds in from the library! New releases! That's another thing I love about fall.
Some of you have been asking me what's happened with the banana plant that flowered in the early summer - did we get edible bananas? The answer is no. Apparently not from the type of banana plant that we have. Here are a couple of recent photos.
It was interesting to follow its progress though. What was really interesting are those peeling yellow "petals" that you see. They fall off but they are like rubber-y...as if you could fashion thick washing-up gloves with them!
Lastly, I want to mention a sale at Traditional Stitches this week (till Thursday). It's their annual sale (20% off). I thought I would mention this especially for other Canadian stitchers.
Oh, one last-last thing, my blog is FIVE years old this month! Yup! Can't believe how time has flown by. Do you still blog or do you just like to visit blogs? I've heard that many stitchers are using Instagram, Facebook for posting their work. I am curious to see what you have to say. I stay pretty quiet in my little corner of the world and am not always aware of changes happening.
I have to figure out a giveaway this month for the Blogoversary. Stay tuned to this channel!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!