Darn it

January 9, 2021 – Darned patch

Where to begin? With Don’s socks, which all sprouted holes after a summer in storage?

Or with the really cool fingering yarn dyed by a former colleague in Virginia (named Oliver in honor of his black cat)?

Or maybe the equally cool Blue Without You yarn dyed by his spouse?

Maybe all of the above, along with some hand-dyed black linen from Stitch in Dye in Austin and a vintage darner found on eBay …

I experimented with darning in Oliver black …

I played with darning in Blue without You

and then I just freestyled (upper and lower left), which turned out to be my favorite way to go (what a surprise) …

So today’s patch is a replay, this time using the black linen and some variegated #12 Valdani perle cotton (with thanks to Deb Sposa who put me onto it) …

It was the perfect way to spend a snowy day in Texas. But that’s another story …

Happy New Year

2020 left us all feeling a bit ragged …

but 2021 holds promise …

And while I’m not making any resolutions I can’t keep, I did make a list of many small things to choose from on any given day …

So here’s wishing you all the best in the new year … I hope you too find joy in many small things.

The Open House continues

When we put in both leaves, our dining room table seats ten comfortably …

But for now, the trio of trees …

including this most recent addition assembled by Don …

is waiting quietly, overseen by a tin ornament purchased years ago in Williamsburg …

And because I can’t post without at least a little bit of cloth, here’s some mending underway on my stitch chair, with thanks to Deb yet again …

Looks like more than just the edge needs work.