I participated in an ornament exchange, and Milly picked my name. I squealed with delight when I finally got to open my ornament. I love Santa, and I love Carriage House Samplings, and I love Milly’s beautiful stitching. How lucky am I??
I stitched an ornament for Nancy. One thing she said was that she likes Brightneedle designs. So do I!, so this was an easy pick for me to stitch.
I’ve been busy working on a gift for the husband, which he requested. I haven’t been doing anything else. “Don’t worry about it,” the husband says. “I don’t care when I receive it,” he says. Is he crazy? How long has he known me? Don’t worry about it. Yeah, right. I should have stitched him this, I think it would have been quicker, but I know he’d rather have what I decided upon. As a hint, I will tell you it’s from this series, which I know the husband loves. While searching for a page with the series, my status as a slow stitcher was confirmed. This stitcher stitched six from the series and each of them took less than two weeks to stitch. I’ve been working on mine faithfully for three weeks. Well, four, but I lost a week of stitching time when I visited my guy, so I’m only counting three weeks. I’m hoping to finish the piece this weekend, so I can take it in to get it framed on Monday, and hopefully, it will be ready before he goes back to California. That’s my hope, my plan. If not, well, I did my best. Did I tell you he asked me to do this for him on Nov. 11? I had nothing to go on. I was in a panic. I had planned to stitch him Missing You at a leisurely pace, not as a Christmas gift. I couldn’t give that to him for Christmas, though. It’s not really his style, and if he wants me to stitch him something, it’s got to be something he would like. He asked me to stitch him something with a University of Washington logo (his alma mater). I laughed. How am I going to get a pattern like that in a timely fashion? I could go on and on about the stress and anxiety that has visited me in the last month, but I’ve got stitching to do! 😉