It’s been a productive week for stitching. So productive that I’m actually wondering if it’s been two weeks since my last post … let me check. Wow, it really has only been one week.
First up, I got busy on my Sinterklaas surprise gift, which is intended for a member of our family (remember, these are supposed to be anonymously given so I can’t give too much information!) who has, shall we say, a little difficulty managing time. I thought, “What better for that problem than your own time machine?” Viola, a Tardis! I bought the pattern here, but do note that I made some changes to the original.
After that, I hurried back to Wash Day, the last pattern published by Kathy of Carriage House Designs. I finished it today, and found it interesting that I was working on this pattern when she made her welcome announcement that she’s returning to designing. Hooray! I used the DMC conversion and stitched this on a low-count mystery linen because I needed a result that was large enough to make into a bag and that would be washable should the need for a trip through the laundry occur.
I’ve been stitching such a lot that I didn’t feel too awfully guilty when I snapped up some of the kits that Becky was recently parting with, and picked up a few odds and ends from ebay around the same time. Sorry for the dismal quality of the photo – all the patterns are in plastic and I didn’t want to fool around with taking them out and putting the back.
When not working or stitching, I’ve been admiring the animals’ ability to really get into what winter is all about: All day napping. Here in the kitchen, it’s toasty warm thanks to the wood stove (you risk frostbite in the rest of the house), and these guys really know how to wallow in their comfort.
And now I’ll have to dash off. My computer has become the family computer, and Nicky has a report due on Monday … which means he gets my laptop and I don’t. Oh well, more time for stitching, right?
Take care, and thanks for visiting!!