Another One Off My List
The project that was closest to being completed was the LHN piece that I started, so that was the projects of the week. Last night I put in the final stitches on it:
Again, it's not washed or ironed, but it's done. This is "Necessities Sampler" and it is stitched with DMC floss on 28 count Monaco fabric that I tea dyed.
Now, on to Christmas stitching!!!!! I headed into Lazy Daisy on Saturday to get some floss, and wound up with that, as well as fabric for the ornaments and a whole new set of ornaments that I want to do by Blue Ribbon Designs. Like I really needed those? I dind't have enough ornament ideas sitting here at the house? I needed more?
This is the first year that I've had the desire to start stitching for the holidays this early. I'm usually a late starter when it comes the Christmas stitching and I'm always working at the last minute to get things finished in time. Maybe I'm turning over a new leaf? If it's a trend that continues into next year then I would say so. But for this year, I'll just call it some kind of quirk in my stitching mojo and move on.
Today is the last day of summer vacation for the kids. At this time tomorrow I will be listening to the sounds of quiet. No video games. No television blasting. No kids calling, "Mom!! We're hungry!!" No kids eating me out of house and home! Both M and Z seem to be ready for school. I think that they are both having a case of nerves setting in, but they both will be okay. M has always been a great student and his teachers have always said what a pleasure he is to have in their class, and while this is Z's first year in the school system, his pre-school teachers have also said that his is a good student who is a joy to teach. This is a transition year for M as this is his last year in elementary school. Next year it's the big move to middle school, which, as I am told from other mothers, is a whole different animal. But, he still has this one year in his old school and I'm looking forward to a positive year for both of them. And ALOT of stitching time for me!