My life has been
calm and serene a blur lately. I suspect you can relate. In my mind it should still be September of 2014 with loads of time left to enjoy the fall season, Thanksgiving, and prepare for Christmas. Nope. Happy New Year!
The Christmas stitching I did turned out fine and was graciously received. As we were loading the car I realized…I didn’t take a single picture of a single thing. I shouldn’t be surprised, I did most of it at the 11th hour. I finished stitching the last ornament at 12:05 A.M. on Christmas morning. Somehow I managed to get it “ornamentalized” and wrapped in time. I’ll see if the family can snap a few pictures for me before things get packed up for next year.
On the home front, I hosted a stitching day on the 30th.
I kind of lost track of how many were here, I think there were 16 of us at some point.
Everybody brought snacks and we had food delivered twice.
There was a lot of laughter and we actually got some stitching done!
I received a K’s Creations Z Lap Frame for Christmas and had to try it out. I started Monique’s “Saltbox Strawberry Fob” – The Primitive Jewel.
I love the frame and I love the project. (Shameless plug: Monique comes up with the cutest designs. Have you seen her Quaker Banana Fob? I am not kidding, it is cuteness overload!) My LNS didn’t have the “Red Pear” Weeks fabric that the design called for so I used “Arbor” from Picture This Plus.
I also stitched Smyrna crosses in the grass instead of the over-4 cross stitches that were charted. Blame it on a year full of Dorothy, I now expect to see specialty stitches everywhere. It feels great to have a finish at the beginning of the year!
So that’s it, a whole page of blogging WITH pictures. Happy New Year!