This was the perfect time for a light press as it was ruffling a little and those little flowers were not behaving themselves at all. Since the rings of the flowers are not joined together, they tend to get all wonky, so I pressed each one into place. That way, I wouldn't have to untwist them when they were joined in round 6. I had a few issues starting round 6, mainly of my own making. I misinterpreted the pattern and started joining the larger rings (12-12) onto the wrong picot of the previous chain. The round was ruffling badly, so sadly, I took the scissors and snip, snip. Luckily, I had only completed a couple pattern repeats.
As you may have seen or experienced, the US is having a crazy winter, and the craziness finally came to Texas. We usually get about one snow/ice storm per winter where the kids get off school. Up until last week, we had not had any serious winter weather and I thought that we would get through the season with no snow days. But in the last two weeks, the kids got off Feb. 23-24 for ice, early release on Feb. 27 for snow, and the again today for snow. If it doesn't warm up enough today to melt the snow and ice, we may have tomorrow off as well. Since we get so little winter weather in Texas, there are basically no snow ploughs or equipment to clear the streets. Mother Nature has to do that for us. Here are some pictures of my daughter playing in the snow from last week.