Tuesday, December 27, 2005
It's Still Christmas!
I received a surprise in the mail today! Bine surprised me with a lovely holiday package! She had emailed me that she sent me something... but I was totally surprised by this gift! She is so generous! She sent me this adorable Victoria Sampler ornament - it is tiny and cute and looks just perfect on our tree! It has "2005" stitched on the back too :-) She also sent me a tradtional German cut out ornament of Santa on a rocking horse. I tried to photograph it three times, but it came out washed out and overexposed each time... Bine also sent me a nice skein of overdyed perle cotton (which I can use to finish off ornaments, right?) in reds and greens, two ornament cuts of fabrics, and... a bar of orange marzipan! Mike took that - I am on a sugar free/controlled carb diet. I am drooling over his treat though! What Bine does not know is that I am almost 100% German - a little French, a little Swiss mixed in... but almost entirely German! These treats were soooo cool!!!! Bine, you are wonderful and you spoilt me! Thank you :-)
Mike kept Christmas going for me today, too, by picking up a new Ott Lite for me for our newly finished basement. He was miserable last night with me stitching with the bright light we already had down there... now I have a lovely Ott and he can relax and not feel blinded - a win/win situation, right??
And, I really applied myself to putting some time in on Garden Spot Sampler tonight. I am realizing lately, though, that my SAL mate is miles and miles ahead of me with her progress. I wonder what happened to mine... and I pretty much think I have wasted a lot of time trying to struggle with this darn R&R 40 ct linen. It does not fit well in my large Q-snap, stitching in hand is not fun - it is slow and the silk does not lay as nicely (not even close) as when it does in the Q-Snap... I used the tiny Q-Snap tonight and folded the linen and caught it up in one side of the Q-Snap - Jo had suggested that a while back, and it worked quite well. But, I have quite a bit of motoring to do in order to come at least a little bit close to Jo's progress now.
Oh darn! Becky's mom loved Oh, Christmas Tree... I had dibs on it if she didn't like it LOL! Well, I guess I will have to stitch it myself now!
I got in my beads and Kreinik for Forest Goddess today! Oh, I am so tempted, but no! Mermaids of the Deep Blue starts this weekend, and that is what I need to focus on right now :-) Nonetheless, the mailman was holding onto a few other things over the holiday too - a couple of cuts of vintage belfast (one Cream, one Autumn Fields), Brightneedle's Strawberry House Sampler, a skein of Thread Gatherer Silken Perle that was delayed for Mystery IX...
Stitched on today: Garden Spot Sampler
Posted by Carol at Tuesday, December 27, 2005