Gentle Friends thanks so much for stopping by this morning. Not much going on here, it's pretty chilly (for SF) and we are expecting the rain to swoop in this afternoon/early evening ... leading us into a very wet weekend - or that's what we've been told to expect. Nothing at all on the agenda for the next few days except a New Years Day party - an annual event given by some very close friends - I missed their Christmas Party, I just was not in the mood - but I really am looking forward to Tuesday.
I said I would get a recent shot of ATS up today, and although I have been plugging away at the grass, there seems to be miles yet to go - there is just so much green to fill!!! Here's the snaperoo.....
As you can see I am doing the darker "Shutter Green" stripes first, then the lighter "Green Apple" will go ( should go) pretty fast, all the counting through the different bits really slows me down for some reason. I am happy I chose to stitch the grass, as I like the visual weight it gives the piece - and no matter that it is taking so long to get stitched, and even if I go a little in January, I am still enjoying this stitch very much - and will miss this "monster" after when it's completed.
On Wednesday we lost a super voice of the "60's."
Fontella Bass - 1940-2012
Fontella Bass passed away from complications caused by a heart attack she suffered at the beginning of December. Her signature song that she is best know for is "Rescue Me" - 1965 - I found this great clip on You Tube.....
The biggest hit of her career, and one she will long be remembered for - RIP sweet songstress!!
That's about it for today sports fans, have a super weekend and wonderful New Years eve!!!