My plans -- out the window. I would like to stop and say to all mothers of young children who stitch -- bless you! I didn't come close to doing the stitching I had hoped. How you do this every day - I have no idea!
What did I complete, my napkins for Thanksgiving. I got napkin rings on sale at 70% off on Thursday. The fabric for the napkins 50% off! Great deals!
This morning I put the last stitches another project!
|Waiting for Harvest|
Black Bird Designs (with my modifications)
28ct unknown linen
Crescent Colors Floss
|Pumpkins Three - La-D-Da|
Made as companion pieces
Thursday was consumed by taking the boy to the dentist, clothing shopping, craft shopping and pizza. We got some great deals on clothing at Plato's Closet. Plato's is a second hand shop in our area. Do you have them near you? If so, and you haven't checked them out. I suggest you do so. We got a never worn tag still on shirt that retailed for $34.50 for $10. A jacket for $10. I got some other clothes for DH and spent on 5 shirts and 1 jacket -- $46. I had also sold some clothing to them getting back $11! Not shabby!
I got a frame and foam core board from Pat Catan's. Then we stopped at Jo-Ann's and got the fabric and napkin rings. But, no stitching happened except at the dentist.
I told you I've been working on Grace.
And then there's my SAL. The poor thing ~ I stitched the border around the witch and it had to come back out. But, after that set back I got back in gear and got some more done. I bet Crystal (Midnight Stitcher) is leaps and bounds further than I am. Have you checked out her progress? She stitches beautifully!
Today's plans include that mountain of laundry that's in my bedroom. I usually do some during the week - haha - didn't happen. DH is in the kitchen now doing dishes. Gotta love the guy! I HAVE to find the dining room table. I am having the whole family in Thursday and I need to get organized. Making noodles today and possibly pumpkin cookies.
I took a floating holiday for Wednesday - that way I can make the desserts and appetizers. If I don't get the cookies made today then that will happen on Tuesday. Friday, DD and I are hitting the stores for some craziness. She has to work until noon. So, we should miss most of the out-of-control people.
I have been talking to some of you about your holiday shopping. I have completed both of my kids plus Garin and Alivia. The rest is about half done. DH is my problem child this year. He has no idea what he wants from Santa!
In case I don't blog before the holiday - Happy Thanksgiving to you all! May your turkey be moist, the potatoes not lumpy, and the desserts be calorie free! Don't eat too much!
Smiles - Denise
ps - with my job - Christmas is our peak volume season. Ship early, pack you boxes well, and be patient with your delivery drivers. I probably won't be around as much as normal. Bear (or is it bare) with me please!