Ann Rayner has been set aside. I enjoy stitching her, but recently we updated the guest bathroom, and I've decided that Sarah Woodham needs to hang in there. Her colors are very similar, and since I've wanted to stitch her since first sight, it didn't take much to persuade me. I'm using 40ct. vintage pearled barley from Lakeside, with my own conversion based on the called for fibers. It is my first time using Belle Soie silk. I had to give it a try when I saw that it used "Sister Scarlet". While I think the color is pretty, I am not a fan of the silk. In my own opinion, it fuzzes and shreds way too much. Don't be booing and hissing at me, Laurie. That just means that there will be more for those of you who love it. I'll stick with NPI. As I went outside to photograph Sarah, my blooming geraniums caught my eye. I couldn't help snapping a photo. It always amazes me that there can be blizzards in other parts of the country, while we are immune to all that fun in the snow. Now don't be leaving me nasty comments, ha-ha. You can wait and rub it in July, when our gooses are being cooked out here.