September 19, 2008
I completed Harvest Hunt this week and even managed to finish it into a small wall hanging with the lovely fabric Carol sent me. I read somewhere that Survivor started on the 18th so I had Castle Sampler out and ready to work on it but the date I had was wrong and it won't start for another week. Instead of working on Castle Sampler I started a bat design I found on My Aunt's Attic that has been in my to stitch pile for about a year. I've set the bats aside for the weekend to put in this month's hours on the Gorse Fairy.
You can just make out a little bit of a tree behind Harvest Hunt in the photo. It's the tree on the sidewalk in front of our house and it is dying from Asian beetles. The government is now in our neighborhood checking trees for the beetles. We are most likely going to loose a lot of trees in the neighborhood because the only way to get rid of them is to cut down the trees they have infested. A beautiful maple near us was the first to go. It's a shame because that tree was gorgeous in the fall with leaves so red it looked like it was on fire.
We finished Lean Mean Thirteen this morning. Now I'm listening to The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan for a while. It's also the book I carry to work to read at lunch.