Happy TNT! Tomorrow the United States will inaugurate the 46th President of the United States. I am holding good energy for a safe and peaceful transition of power. I look forward to celebrating a return to a country that cares about its role not only as an economic superpower but also as a global citizen.
Monday was a day off for both Tim and me---in the past, Tim has worked on MLK day (given his old place of work had some kind of bizarre vacation policies) and in general, if Tim works I work. As a research professor, I am (or have been) always working--a day without classes is a day to focus on data collection or writing. But now that I've decided 'no new research', I took a real vacation day. Yay me!
To start off TNT is "Cherry Blossoms". I found this one as I was looking for a new project--it was about halfway done and I decided to just finish it off. This one is from a designer called Oh sew bootiful (Etsy shop here) and this one has a background that is kind of painterly--like an out of focus cherry blossom tree. I kind of like it.
I've also started on one called "Dream House" by Tamar. I've done several of her Christmas patterns and this one is sort of like Cherry Blossoms in that there's stuff in the background of the fabric that isn't stitched, it just sort of fades into the background.
Today I painted some slate tiles. I have two from my last etching adventure that I kind of messed up, so I did some tiles of the rock.
Daytime looks a bit better than nightime but I like them both.
Finally, today, we needed to restock our woodpile. Tim has several large racks in our carport filled with wood, and we have a smaller rack upstairs on our back porch (where our tulikivi is--our living room and bedroom and kitchen are all upstairs to get a better view). He toted the wood up to the back porch, dumped it, and then I loaded up our rack. To do this, one (me) climbs four stairs and then arranges the wood.
there are two 'layers' to this rack (you can only see the front) and there are about 100 logs in each rack. We started with maybe 15 logs still in the rack. That's a lot of logs!