Now, on to the regularly scheduled program!
This is Courtney's Christmas present. She is a bit morbid and this is PERFECT for her. And I - can not keep Christmas secrets at all! It is just another thing that is beyond me! Plus, she has seen it! Keep this fabric in mind for later - ok?
I managed to work on Logan's Christmas stitch too. I have no idea if you can tell by the photos that I did anything.
And After -
Every stitch counts! I missed his birthday in September and Christmas isn't looking so hot either. I need you guys to hold me accountable! Push, email, comment, nag! Anything to guilt me into getting in gear! Because I am starting my SAL this weekend!
My fabric -
I got this fabric yesterday. It's not hand dyed and it's not the 'correct' color. But, I like it! Here's the story. I ordered everything from a LNS. I was promised the orders to go out that week. Four plus weeks later - and my fabric is now back ordered (I was told last week she already ordered it and then she turned to an employee and told them that she still hadn't ordered it) My floss arrived three days after she ordered it. But, 4 weeks after she told me she ordered it. And I ordered two patterns. And there were two put with my order the she sold one out from under me! So, I moved on. The tin roof fabric from the Primitive Needle project is what I ordered. It feels odd in my hands. My hands aren't the smoothest this time of the year and is catching on the cloth. Hand lotion be damned - cardboard sucks the moisture from skin worse than the colder air!
Courtney's fabric (with my pattern) -
Let's just go with Courtney has her supplies. But, she'll have to wait on me to finish mine first. That's great with her because even though she wants to start - she can't. Going to school full time, working 30 hrs a week, the boyfriend, dog, and all general household duties there's just no time -- Maybe she'll start this in the summer!
Since, I went to another LNS for just my fabric - I felt guilty. So, I HAD to buy something else. I know, I know - what about that promise to stop buying stash?? Oh please, even my husband knew that was a joke as I said it. I have to impulse control of a gnat! And seriously ladies - did you really think I could do that?
So, being somewhat restrained I got -
Only two extra patterns! A bit more floss for Courtney and my fabric! And I got another stupid black bird! One the ornie - I am going to design my own bird and stitch it instead of the charm. Well, that's the plan!
Are you still out there? Do I hear crickets? Sorry, this turned out to be a book!
Hey, you can come back now - I stopped talking. Hello - anyone out there? Hello?
Well, I guess those that bailed on this post won't hear that I'm thinking about another give away. I am nearing 100 followers and that begs for something good. Natalie (astitchintime) gave away a gift certificate. I'm thinking I just might do that too. Although, the shopping for extras was fun! I don't know...
While I'm thinking about this I want you to enjoy your weekend! Give that spouse or special loved one an extra hug and tell them how much they mean to you.
Thank-you for listening to me and being there for me! I might never meet you in real life - but you still mean the world to me! (cue the sappy music - thank-you for being a friend)
Smiles - Denise