I didn’t mean to go so long again without a blog post. I have plenty of excuses: I’m not sleeping well at all and I’m like a zombie right now; Baby Man hurt my bad knee the in the middle of last week, and yesterday was the first day I could sit at the computer comfortable for an extend period of time; I’m just pain forgetful. (As proof of that last one, I left my wallet at the library today. Seriously, where is my brain?!)
I have been working hard on several different things. Some of them are Christmas gifts, which means I won’t be sharing them until after Christmas (if I remember to take pictures…). I can share this though: the parts to five of Planet June’s crocheted Christmas Puddings. While it may not look like much more than a tangle of yarn right now, in a few days (or a week or so…), they should be super cute and ready to give as gifts.
I’ve also been working on Snowflake, one of Mill Hill’s Tiny Treasured Diamonds kits from this year. The cross stitching is done, and I hope to work on the beading today or tomorrow.
And, for my husband, I’ve started Enchanting Lair’s Kitchen Blessing, using a hand-dyed fabric from Country Stitch (Firecracker at 1.5 x strength; thank you for Cath for dying it special for me) and Dinky Dyes silk in colour Aussie Gold for the characters in the centre. I’m still not 100% of what I will use for the border. (The colours are off a bit. The fabric is a lovely Chinese red not fuchsia.)
I also was able to go to my LNS’s Christmas open house. Erica and her friend Barb were kind enough to let me tag along with them. (Thank you so very, very much, ladies. I really do appreciate you going out of your way to get me.) I was exceptionally well behaved and bought only some DMC, one skein of Dinky Dyes, 2 skeins of Threadworx, 1 roll of Kreinik #16 braid, some fabric, and the mandolin kit from the ornament series Mill Hill did the other year. The green folder was a gift that was handed out. Inside is a kit for a snowman ornament, a bunch of freebie Christmas designs, and a flier for a retreat in the spring. (You have no idea how much I want to go.)
With that little purchase, I’m all set for my next several projects, except for one package of beads. (And I probably do have it kitted up with something else if I look.) I expect, though, that when I go to pull the DMC for one of the projects, I’ll discover I’m missing something. That always seems to happen, even if I double check before I go stash shopping.
Which brings me to my next things: the Legends SAL. Please head over to the Teresa Wentzler yuku board and read this thread. If you’d like to participate but don’t want to sign up for a Yuku account, that’s fine! Email me or leave a comment below and I will add your name to our list of participants. I will be stitching Sewing the Seeds, and then moving on to the other designs if/as I am able to. I hope you will join us!