March 8, 2007

Colder Than a Witch's Patootie

No offense to any wiccans who may read this post title but it is so unbelievably cold here. Right now it's 1 degree. And it's sure to go lower - if it goes below 0 by midnight - which I'm thinking is a distinct possibility - we will have set another record for coldest day in March. I am still sitting in my jeans and long johns after walking the dog. I may just sleep in this ensemble as I don't want to have to change and I'll be needing it for tomorrow morning's walk! LOL I'm sooooo ready for spring.

Thankfully, this package was waiting for me when I got home from work. It is the Ginnie Thompson Flower Threads for the Stitcher's Wallet in the March issue of The Gift of Stitching. I really like the colors and the thread is very soft. I've never worked with Flower Thread before but I think I'm going to enjoy it - only one ply so no separating strands. Now I just have to wait for my order from Stitches & Spice to arrive and I'll be all set to start the project. Hopefully, I will have completed my next two exchange pieces and can start something new with a relatively clear conscience.
Tonight I started crocheting a baby gift for someone at work. With tons of help from my friends in my stitch and bitch group, and much pulling out, I finally got the hang of the pattern and am motoring along. I am hoping to complete it by the 19th which is one of the shower dates. The other is the 25th so I should be able to have it done for that day if I miss the 19th. I will show you my progress on that tomorrow evening.

Can you believe three posts in one week? Maybe I've got my blogging mojo back. :-)


Barbara said...

Hey Patti - I'm loving all these posts from you! :)

Flower thread is awesome. I love the soft, matte look it gives. One word of advice, though: Keep your strands short. The soft "fluffs" tend to catch and cause snarls if you work with longer lengths.

Red said...

I'm ordering the wallet stuff today...can't wait to get it.
It's been cold co-workers think I'm nuts when I say "yeah...but it's a DRY cold, nothing like the cold in Mass"...where I just shiver from the dampness. So I feel your pain.
It's good to have you back blogging.

Chris said...

It's finally warmed up to 12 here in MA this morning. I am not looking forward to having to leave the house and go to work in an hour. Those colors are gorgeous. I've never worked with flower thread but it sounds nice.

Erin said...

Nice to see you posting again!! I know what you mean about losing the mojo, though....I'm fighting with that myself lately.

I have some neat little pincushion kits in my stash somewhere that use Flower Thread, but I've not stitched them yet. Those colors you have look lovely!