As I am writing this, it's raining. and warm. and January. Today's high is forcast at 47°. Apparently winter never got the memo to show up on time. Not that I'm complaining. It sure has made my commutes to work worry free. My newest release seems oddly out of place with its crocuses peeking out through a blanket of snow. I suppose it's snowing somewhere. Just not here in Northeast PA. My Promise of Spring design is shown on page 23 of the Jan/Feb issue of Needlework Retailer magazine. The pattern materials call for 28 ct Picture This Plus Sterling linen. My goof. Although either color would work, I used PTP 28ct Tarnish. Even if you have no snow where you are, this sampler is a great reminder that blessings never skip their turn. We may have to go through a cloudy gray time, but the sun always returns. It never really left in the first place. It was there all the time hiding behind a cloud.