I am almost done! I am in the process of attaching the back. I will be so happy when this particular piece is done. It is very pretty, however, stitching the back has been a challenge. I would love to stitch the front again, but in the future I would need to find an alternative to the back.
It has been a very quiet day today at the cozy cottage. It was in the mid 70's again today. It was really cold in the house, so I opened all of the windows and took my coffee outside in the yard so I could warm up. The sunshine just felt so nice. Liesl was back to sitting amongst the oxalis, smiling and looking like this was the best day of her life. I tried my best to just enjoy the moment and not look at all of the yard work that still needs to be done. I also have to remember that this is just a break in our normally rainy time of year. The rain is due to start up again next week and more weeds will come.
So now it is still pretty warm. I had the windows open most of the day so the house smells nice and fresh. I am thinking that if it is still nice next weekend, I will need to take a drive where I can see the humpback whales migrating. They usually migrate November to April. It is pretty awesome to see. My favorite sight of all is when I see a big spout and then a little bitty spout next to it. I hear that they are running pretty strong this year. I also heard on the news that the orcas have been plentiful in the outer bay. They do not come in very close to land like the humpbacks, so a boat ride is in order to see them. I bet that would be pretty cool to see. I am used to seeing sea lions, sea otters and dolphins around the area. My favorites are the dolphins. They come close to land and put on quite the show. There have even been times when I have been nearly alone, walking along the beach and they will swim keeping pace with me, as I walk along, breaching in and out of the water. I am always in awe when they do this. All I can think is that they are curious. Yes, indeed. I think I shall definitely have to go find a place to whale watch.
Not for one minute do I take it for granted that I get to live in an area where I get to see such miraculous things. Generally, after witnessing some of these amazing creatures I say a quick prayer of thanks. I feel so fortunate and blessed, even on a bad day.