We had the leftovers of an Antarctic storm blowing through town over the weekend, so it seemed a good time to settle in by the fire and do a bit of stitching. I finally finished this cross-stitch sampler that I started in the Christmas holidays and have worked on now and then since. I've learned that cross-stitch is not really my thing as it requires such precision, but I did enjoy working on it, and found it was really calming and meditative. I didn't use a pattern, but rather found motifs in various books to stitch the flowers, alphabet and insects as I went. The fabric is really fine linen and some of the threads were hand-dyed by a friend, while the others are regular DMC embroidery floss.
Now it's time to light the fire and make some soup. This morning I saw snow falling- the first time i've ever seen it here in my hometown. Hope you're keeping warm, or cool, as the case may be.