How does this wonderful day greet you? Its still cold, but this morning the meadowlarks were singing and I know that spring is not far off. Old Farmers Almanac said today our last day of frost is February 3rd. With all of the hard frost we had this week, I am so glad I didn't pay attention to that.
We worked and were able to get one very muddy flowerbed cleaned. We have so much chickweed growing in them, so its good because I just feed it to my chickens. They love it.
My dining room table is full of potatoes, red, russet and purple.
Yesterday I was waiting for it to warm up a bit so I decided to start a new counted cross stitch project. I have had this pattern for a few years now. I am trying to not buy new stuff before I finish up my old stuff. Its so hard though.
This is by Shakespeare Peddler.
I loved this because it was red work. I love red work and for years that was all I did. I could carry it in my purse and the kids would be in piano lessons or some kind of lessons I could wait and stitch. I like that to just be able to carry a few things and be able to keep my hands busy.
Have you ever noticed how territorial hummingbirds are? This guy keeps himself so busy chasing other birds and other hummingbirds. He never misses anything. He sings his little song all of the time. Sitting in the tops of all of the different trees. I am sure there are more, but this one has the hottest pink stripe around his neck. I know there are others that have a green or a red stripe. This one is the only one I have ever seen with that hot pink.
I wish you a lovely day. The weather man says tomorrow may be 70. If it is, and I doubt it, I will open my house, for a little while and stay outside all day. I need sunshine. I can't even believe I am saying that how tired of the sun I was last fall.
Blessings to you, from our house to yours.
"My heart goes out to beginners. The first year, while wheeling in squash by the wheelbarrow loads, we had exactly five and a half of strawberries. Now, after all the years they have been at it, Bob and Jill are both in the expert class. They know how many carrots grow from a package, and even I have learned that the size of a seed has little to do with what comes of it. And looking back over it on this wintry day, I realize that probably few things are so rewarding as gardens, no matter how many mistakes you make learning." Gladys Taber