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Nearly Spring!

Oh, the glorious weather we have had the last few days. After weeks of snow, freezing rain and cold it has warmed up to the 50's and I've actually seen a bit of the sun! I took Helen for a walk yesterday around the little lake behind the library. It's her favorite place to sniff and watch the geese and if she behaves on her leash she is able to run free in the big field. I jog alongside her so it's good for me too!

Our bathroom renovation is coming along. The shower is tiled and the walls will be grouted on Monday. It's an odd size shower so ready made doors are few and not great. A glass guy will come next week to give me an estimate on frameless glass. Of course, as is the norm for construction...additional costs keep popping up and it makes Chuck crazy. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I can get the shower door I want rather than having to settle due to cost.

The bedroom is finished except I will poly the floor when my contractor has his tools and such out of the room. There is a bit of touch up painting to do in the closet and on the doors. The most fun thing I did was to use a pocket door to the bathroom to save on space. It's so cute and I'll add a pic once it's finished with the little door pull.

I'm putting the finishing touches on two chart releases so I can get them out to the distributor. Bloomery has been completed for ages but I was in a funk from health things and the construction. I think it's the mess the house is in. I can hardly get into my office and it is really wearing on me. I'm not a neat freak but so many things are not where they belong that I'm over it. This week though I put on my big girl pants and am getting things moving along. I love my little business but it has been neglected lately. Onward and upward as they say!

Bloomery is stitched using overdyed cotton using 36 count linen in the color Doubloon by Picture This Plus. The frame is by Total Framing in Alexandria VA.

Patience 1898 is the second release. She was originally released in 2006 and many people have inquired about buying the chart. She is a quick stitch with just a few colors (charted for Needlework Silk with a DMC conversion). The frame is no longer available but something similar can be done by Valley House Primitives .

I've been fiddling around with this post for days now and need to just click publish. Have a great hump day, and we'll talk again soon!


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