This little guy who got started at the airport on the way here is now complete. It's from Pickleberry and I did it in Anchor and Kreinik. The little sheep needle minder is a fresh addition to my life. I picked him up at In Stitches in Alexandria. Maybe I will call him Alex though I don't think he looks much like an Alex.
The reason I'm here on the East Coast "enjoying" the humidity is that I'm hanging with the BIL while my sister is in Peru on a marathon vacation -- part marathon, part vacation. I wonder if there's an LNS there. Here's her group kicking off their adventures in Cusco.
So while she's off enjoying Cusco Day (the day she arrived happened to be the city's annual celebration of itself) and getting ready for Inca adventures and trips to the Amazon, I'm adventuring about NoVa. This morning found the BIL and I at the Alexandria farmers market --
I've got some time...... the squash above and bowls below may find a new home next weekend.....
And check out the yummy yarn! That cream basket is cotton and it is so soft!
Produce from this morning's shopping is now happily marinating in the fridge......
After the market we headed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for an inspirational brunch for Honored Team Mates in Team and Training. My BIL is the Honored Team Mate for Team Tom which to date over the last 6-8 months raised $201,000! GO TEAM !!!
In short, while my sister is off gallivanting in South America, I am "struggling" through life in Northern VA --
It's tough work, but someone's gotta do it, right?
To exercise my love of lists--
Vacation Stitching Wins:
Pickleberry snowflake heart
Vacation Reading Finishes:
Monica Ferris -- And Then You Dye
Franklin W. Dixon -- The Secret of the Caves
Victoria Hamilton -- A Deadly Grind
Next Stitching Targets:
LK Snippet -- Holly
Painted Pony -- Home of the Brave angel
At Bat in the Reading Realm:
Franklin W. Dixon -- The Missing Chums
Steve Perry -- The Man Who Never Missed