Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What's in a name?

Living in the Northeastern US, we have four distinct seasons to enjoy. We usually see the first snowfall in October- it doesn't usually stay, but, it does give us a taste of what's to come. Our snowfall usually goes away sometime in April with the spring rains and warmer temperatures. About 2 weeks later, the black flies show up. These little insects continue to annoy and bite throughout the summer and into autumn dwindling in size until they get to the no see-ums stage. Summer is warm enough that we have our windows open, which allows these pesky biters the opportunity to sneak through the screens and feast. Summer also brings a flare-up of other allergies. I look forward to autumn which brings the beautiful colors and the first frosts of winter, which bring the end of the insect bites and a break in my allergies. So that is how I came to choose black flies and snow flies for my blog name.

And since there are a few snowflakes in the air, I thought I'd share this finish.

Designer: The Prairie Schooler

Pattern: Winter Wind Book No. 133

Fabric: 32 ct Lambswool Linen

Threads: DMC

Stitch Count: 30H x 34W stitched 2 over 2

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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