Sunday, February 5, 2023

“Counting on Ewe” and Books in Bloom

 The old piano doesn’t get played often, but it makes a swell place to display pieces such as Counting on Ewe from The Woolen Needle. I had purchased this fun pattern a few years back and finally got around to stitching it. I find wool applique to be as relaxing as cross stitch, and I have my next project, a large one,  already picked out.  

Temperatures today returned to normal after two days of a a bitter arctic blast. We have not had a cold spell like this for many years. As folks around here might say, it was wicked, wicked cold. Fortunately, I have a super warm, knee length LL Bean coat that I have not had to wear for a few years. Each time I briefly took Emma out, we were well bundled up. She had to go out twice Friday evening, and let me tell you, it was brutal.  

The Weymouth Garden Club held its annual Books in Bloom exhibit at the Tufts Library on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Mindful of the impending weather, I visited the exhibit on Thursday afternoon. It was so lovely to see the book-themed displays throughout the library that I thought that I would share a few photos that I took. 

The displays in the children’s section were equally enchanting.

I couldn’t include all of the displays, but kudos to the talented gardeners who created these wonderful pieces.

Let me share one more treasure on permanent display in the library.

 Ten years old . . . 

Well, that’s all for now. Keep stitching, keep smiling, and have a great week. Remember: spring is right around the corner. :-) 

1 comment:

  1. What a cool way of combining books with art! What a sampler! I can't imagine the stitches. My stitches at 10 were large and uneven! Your sheep are great! I'm glad you survived that arctic blast. . .that was awful weather.--TerryK@OnGoingProjects