I had every intention of going to the LQS and getting some white-ish batik so I can continue with Dutch Treat. But "life" got in the way. First, Paul had a slight medical procedure requiring me to take him to the hospital in Burlington on Tuesday (what a way to spend Valentine's Day!). We had to be there by 8:15 am, so we left home at 6:45. I did a lot of waiting, but he came through just fine. His roommate, once he landed, was a neighbor which was quite a nice and fun thing. Paul spent the night in the hospital, and of course the weather report for Wednesday was simply dire, with lots of snow predicted.
So I worried all night, and when I saw flakes coming down in the morning, I got in the car and drove back to Burlington. They had said he probably wouldn't be released until noon, but I was taking no chance. When I arrived, he had been discharged and was ready to leave, amid some big, sloppy snowflakes. They let up on our way home, though, and all that worry was for nothing. Paul is fine, just has to take it easy and then have cardiac rehab when we get back from Alabama in March. We'll walk and take it easy down there, where it's in the 60's and 70's. Can't wait!
Meanwhile, Dutch Treat. Still haven't gotten the batik (I have a gift certificate burning a hole in my purse), so I've been making little wallhangings instead. One is a vase of flowers with almost everything - stems, petals, vase - made of selvages. It needs a little more work - outlining some of the flowers in black or green so they stand out better.
But this one, done with wool and a vase made of selvages, is coming along really well. I'm not great at embroidery, but I'm learning as I go along. I need to add the leaves and a bluebird. It's from a book by Wendy Williams - Wild Blooms & Colorful Creatures. There are some really fun designs that I hope to use as inspiration.