How was your weekend? If you're in the USA you are still weekending since it's Memorial Day. My weekend was good overall and continuing.
Our walk was the first walk in the morning because of how warm it gets during the day. Isn't that a wonderful progression as we head towards summer? The little bugs are so horrible this year so we spray our hat brims with deterrent and that seems to work.
I sat and cross stitched all day on Saturday and finished the piece! Sadly there was a big hiccup with the picture. On Sunday morning, I gave it a quick swish in cold water then smoothed it out to dry and when I looked at in a mere three hours later, the red floss BLED into the white cloth (insert a very very sad face). I will blame it all on this project being from a kit and an unknown floss brand.
I went through all the emotions: sadness, grief and anger. I woke up with acceptance. Since I discovered the bleeding, I swilled it in laundry detergent and soaked in lots and lots of Oxiclean. This morning it has faded a bit. Enough so that I think it will be 'okay' after I rinse it a couple of more times. I'm going to set the dye before laying it out to dry, to avoid any other bleeding.
Yesterday morning we had our first salamander of the pool season! Isn't he/she a cutie?
I made another batch of blueberry muffins, we have burned out on the banana bread for now.
My knitting continues to grow, both with the sweater that is in the above photo and with the shawl that is not in any photo.
|this is the slightly improved faded version|