I made Houses of Hawk Run Hollow my New Year's start. The goal will be one block a month and since I stuck to it when I did the Village, I'm hoping to have the same results with this piece. As you can see, I have already changed the first block. I like to have a space to add my name and date and how perfect to replace Ms. Bailey with me. :-) Apologizes to Ms. Bailey of course. ;-)
I also tried to make the new mystery, Le Grand Marquoir a new start but I tried three times to work with a Hand Dyed Fiber silk and just didn't like how it was turning out. The linen I choose to work with is 35 count in Havana from Weeks Dye Works. It's a lovely dark goldish color. The three different skeins I tried all looked great but I hate the stripy look when I use skeins that use three or four very different shades. So I put in the letter A three different times trying to get happy with it. I finally decided that a variegated shade with one color family works best for me with such a large piece. So I purchased a fourth color to try out. I ended up with Steelies 2453, a medium/dark steel blue. My skein at home showed a lot of color variation within the skein and I'm hoping that the 15 skeins I purchased yesterday have the same sort of variation. Cross your fingers for me.
I thought I would end this post, with a pug photo. I've been finding a lot more pug based blogs lately so I thought I would get with the swing of the name of my blog and add more pug photos and news.
I have a chilly living room in the winter so I always use a space heater. And pugs just love heat. So hear are Clancy and Aoife snuggled up to each other and the heater. I don't know how they stand it. :-) Of course they are not your usual big/chubby pugs so they have a lot less body fat than is the norm.