Trying new thread

Odd Balls Yarn Shop is now carrying Oren Bayan Koton Perle size 8 thread.  My sister brought me a ball of it in a brown-to-tan variegated, color #187 (I think) to try.

I quickly tatted up this cross bookmark to try it out.  It's soft wound - as expected - so you don't want to make too many mistakes, but otherwise very nice to tat with, very easy on the hands. 

I stopped by the store later to check out the colors.  They have about a dozen right now but I understand it comes in 71 colors and they can get all of them, you just have to tell them.  The colors they have on the shelf are very pretty, very enticing!  Oooo, pretty thread right here within arms reach any time I come in - this could be dangerous (to my pocketbook!)

Is anyone else out there ready for spring to really be here?  We've had nice weather, then bad weather, cold weather - lots of cold weather - all since spring supposedly arrived.  Monday (April 22) we had heavy rain and wind, Tuesday we had snow.  Snow!  This broke the record in Wichita, KS for the latest measurable snowfall (measurable = at least .1 inch) with .2 inches.  The record was .1"  on April 20, 1889.  

This year I am actually planning on planting flowers but the weather hasn't exactly been right for it. We did start a garden by putting in onions and potatoes, and the onions are up. It's been too muddy for me to go check on the potatoes, the onions we can see from a distance. This is the first time in about 20 years that we've attempted a garden of any sort, and we're not off to a good start. 

"Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you'd bring me up in conversation forever.  And when it rained, I'd be the talk of the day."
John Mayer

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