Blogging daily is kind of like going on a diet. It’s a wonderful idea. The thought of posting and losing weight are exciting. I can make a plan and carry it out for a couple of days and then various challenges get in the way. Just like the diet, I’m going to try again. Let’s see if I can make it until next weekend.
Today I want to share with you a festive planter that I received from my co-workers for my birthday (Nov 30). It’s sitting on our dining room table on top of a new quilted tablerunner that I picked up yesterday at a holiday boutique.
I will share my stitching progress in a separate post. Don’t get too excited, it’s pretty grim!
I’m in a Prairie Schooler frame of mind and while I have oodles and oodles of other projects to work on, I just had to start one more.
This is one of my favorite charts, Christmas Samplers, and I started with the design on the left. I’m stitching it on 40 ct. Country Mocha with DMC.
And, just to shock my family, I dug out some of the Department 56 Village pieces that I collected many years ago. I cleaned through them pretty well and kept the pieces that were most meaningful to me. I’m happy with the smaller display!
Enjoyed a lovely four days off of work. We had a delicious turkey dinner on Thursday and have been eating the leftovers ever since. On Friday, I went to the best Black Friday sale ever - Stitchville! Picked up the pattern for Blackbird Designs’ “Merrily, Merrily We Welcome Spring” and a few of the fibers that I didn’t have. Now I’m mulling over the called for linen, Oaken from Picture this Plus, or Legacy. I have the threads laid out on both and can’t decide.
I’ve been stitching a little bit...just finished the third block on Village of Hawk Run Hollow. I feel like I need to put this away for a while now to work on some Christmas stitching instead.
Hope you had a great weekend filled with family, friends, and stitching!