I've been working on this doily for quite some time now, although you can't tell by looking at it. I did the middle (bridal blue) in one afternoon, and then I've done a row or two at night in bed each night. I took several nights off from it too while I made those socks or just rested my arm. The darker color is gray. I know it looks like a chocolate color in the picture above, but it's a charcoal gray.
The two colors look so pretty together in real life, but I fear that the gray parts are not going to show the stitching pattern very well. I'm too far to turn back -- or at least I don't want to -- so I'm going to continue on as planned and see what how it looks. Maybe on a light background it will look good. I intentionally didn't try to get good pictures of the pattern so I wouldn't ruin the surprise when it's finished. :)
We had a beautiful, sun-shiny day today after a couple of weeks of straight cloud cover and rain. It's clouding up again right at this moment, and we're supposed to have four more days of rain now. I'm in rainy-day heaven.
I did a little cooking this morning getting a roast dinner ready for the crock pot...
I browned it up really good and sealed in those juices.
Then I browned up the carrots and onions (not pictured) and threw those in.
I peeled and chunked-up some potatoes and threw those in on top.
Then I mixed two cans of mushroom soup with some water and poured that over the top.
It smells heavenly after cooking for about 4 hours now.
Right now, I have some Cheese & Onion Bread rising. I mixed it using my bread machine and then took it out and put it in a loaf pan to rise. I used this recipe: Cheese & Onion Bread I'm crossing my fingers that it turns out well.
While I cooked, the Captain did some yard work and put down some weed killer and fertilizer on the lawn.
I plan to tuck myself into bed early with a full tummy of roast dinner and dig into this book.
A couple of nights ago, I left this note for the Captain. I had bitched at him before I went to bed because he gave all the dogs some ham pieces. He laughed when he gave Ollie an extra big piece and he trotted happily off with it in his mouth like he'd gotten away with something.
If you've ever watched South Park, you know what I mean by, "Threw up on me like a South park kid." There's no warning at all. They just open their mouth and projectile vomit. All the other dogs at least give you several heaving motions of warning before they puke. Ollie did not.
As you can see, I still cannot draw, but that doesn't keep me from trying.