Well, Joe did finally stop by - for about three minutes - to say he would be back today to put in the tile. So maybe . . .
I finished off the little white flower. A few stitches are not quite at the right angle but it is a good try and since it is for the bottom of the tape measure cover, I think it is fine.
I worked on Winter's Cottage. My goals today are to finished off the back of the cottage and to totally finish the smocked dress. I have two or so rows to smock and then I can get busy hemming.
Today Stitching Tour of the Sewing Room's Unfinished Drawer includes a garden design. As I look at it I wonder what that "SGW" is. Is it the designer's initials? Oh, I know. It says "sow" with an"o" that is like a "6". Plant, sow, garden. There is a lovely white design with pearls. It would be a great on a round wooden box top but the design is so close to the edge that I don't know if I can mount it on a board. There are three little flower designs that would be cute for something.
On Mary Corbet's blog Needle 'n Thread, there is a giveaway for the 12 days of Christmas. I'm entering almost all of them. I've never won anything but maybe I'll get lucky in 2012.
I like when the days get back to normal. Stores are open. Mail is delivered. We ended up getting 9 inches of snow but around here that isn't that much. On average we get 72 inches a year. And that's why I would like to live in Santa Barbara, California where the weather is beautiful everyday except when you go to a wedding there and it is 105 degrees.