saturday 28 december
Mother Nature provided a delightful taste of spring – temps in the high 60s and since my plans for the day were rescheduled, I decided to make a WanDer* trip to the Smithsonian Mall, specifically the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden. I ws looking for a gift, had something special in mind (unfortunately, what I wanted wasn’t in stock any longer – but I found a suitable substitute.). As I was plotting my agenda and Metro (subway) trip, I discovered a store totally dedicated to journal writing tools: journals; pens; Traveler’s Notebooks; planners; etc … Yes, Virginia there is a full fledged journal/planner store!
After making my purchases, I took Metro to the Smithsonian Mall! Lots and lots of visitors…
line waiting to get in the Museum of Natural History
while eating lunch, I enjoyed watching the ice skaters
sunday 29 december
Friendstitching Day. It poured buckets most of the day… perfect for a day of stitching and reconnecting with friends. We were treated not only to good food but wonderful details from friend Michelle’s recent trip to Copenhagen, Praque and Paris!
The butterfly is a needlepoint being stitched by Margaret; it will eventually be a pillow. The upper right photo is cross stitching friend Pat started many moons ago, she says; her plan is to finish in 2020. I think all the stitching’s done. She just needs to frame. The lower right is also needlepoint, being stitched by Michelle. (If I remember correctly, she bought the canvas in Paris). I am close to finishing a cap I started knitting earlier this year! Just a few more rows and bind off! Yes!
And now it’s time to wrap this up and go fix myself some tea. Unfortunately, Santa brought me a cold… I’ll be back tomorrow with an end- of-year One Little Word update.
*WanDer is my shorthand for scheduling solo journeys to the Smithsonian Mall; I aim for once a quarter ~ don’t always make it!