First of all, thanks everybody who commented on my big news of the new house. It was such a joy to read all the comments, I keep going back to the post and re-read the comments. I received the first numbers from one of the contractors and am now impatiently waiting for the second to send his numbers so I can decide how to proceed. The funny thing is, I can hardly wait to start tearing down the walls :).
In the meantime, not much stitching has been happening. I am busy getting everything ready for the Open days of the shop this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Yesterday evening mom and I went to the shop to get some packages on their way. Some weeks there are just not enough hours in a day, I’m sure y’all know the feeling.
As a result of the rather poor weather we’ve been having, I am finding myself with serious Halloween/Fall cravings when it comes to stitching. Every time I see a Halloween or Fall design, my heart starts to beat a little faster, my eyes start to shine and my fingers are itching to start stitching. And my goodness, there sure are a lot of nice H/F designs out there.
I have been a good girl though and finished up Hare’s Christmas first. I figured if I finished it, I wouldn’t have to feel bad if I gave in to my cravings and would start a H/F design. Hare’s Christmas was absolutely fun to stitch. I always have a bit of motivation problems when it comes to putting in those final stitches, you know the ones that require 3 stitches of one color, 4 of another etc. On this piece, the snowflakes were getting to me, as I had to start and end the thread for each snowflake, which isn’t such a big deal, but there wasn’t much to start and end the threads with on the back. However, I persevered and it’s done! I think that next week, I will pick out a frame for it, so that if and it’s a big IF I am in the new house by Christmas, at least I’ll have a new Christmas piece to put up.
Now as for my H/F cravings, here’s a list of possible suspects:
I haven’t made up my mind yet, but I do know that a H/F design will be started soon. Very soon. Very, very soon :).