Hmmm. Apparently my Hardanger skills are very very rusty. I have stared at my patterns and supplies for the past couple of evenings, without getting started. Hardanger patterns are intimidating to me and I had even forgotten where to start. Luckily, Nordic Needle comes to the rescue with their tutorials. They have a great resource web page that helps with a variety of stitches and has a whole section devoted to Hardanger 101-301. You can access this nifty resource here: http://www.nordicneedle.net/stitches/
Now I have to work up the courage to just get started. In many ways I have found that Hardanger actually goes a lot faster than cross stitch and it is oh, so elegant. I love to look at photographs of it.
It has been so nice going to bed really early. I was faced with the choice of watching Hillbilly Handfishin' tonight though. It has not been on for a while. That show has a way of just holding my attention and I just can not figure out why. Luckily, my book was calling to me and a certain little dog was ready to be tucked in. I made the decision to skip TV and rest instead. I love this time of evening when everything is quiet. Liesl's bed is right next to mine and I love to look over at her peacefully sleeping.
Liesl has given me something to ponder lately. I have to wonder why if I put a bowl of kibble out for her to eat, she will ignore it all day. However, if I put her kibble in her puzzle/treat ball, it is the best stuff ever and she will eat every last bite. Lately, I have been just been putting her breakfast in the treat ball because I know it will be devoured. She is a character...