Cross stitching was supposed to have ceased until the quilt was completed, but once I started this stocking on vacation in April . . . well, not complete a pattern has never been a strong suit of mine. I realized after stitching a couple of motifs the yellow Vonna from The Twisted Stitcher used in her CHS stocking just wasn't going to show up on my linen. I'll have to rip those out later. I decided to go with Classic Colorworks Fool's Gold. The CC Wild Berries and Manor Red are working really well.
|Carriage House Samplings: Quaker Sampler|
The heat in TN has definitely ramped up, so early morning or sunset runs are about all I can manage without the tree cover of the Greenway. I attained my goal in May, but there was a bit of a monkey wrench thrown in.
Here is a road leading out of downtown I thought it might make a fun 4 mile route. Not so much. The sidewalks are deplorable. Imagine cutouts everywhere for driveways/roads, uneven pavement sections, and many sections it looked like someone had dropped a gigantic bowling ball on the sidewalk for fun. I just had to run this route one time to realize it wasn't for me. A running friend and my chiropractor have in the last two days confirmed my assessment of the sidewalk. About a minute after I finished my run I felt Runner's Knee in my right knee. Between 40 miles in May, the uneven surface and some hills I think I was asking for it.
|aforementioned loose handle|
|a rare occurrence|