I spent quite a bit of time today trying to decide what to stitch. My conscience was telling me to work on MTM. It seemed like the most productive thing to do, as there are only 14 days left in the month. But, I didn't work on MTM. I suddenly picked up Passione Ricamo's A Christmas Spirit and dove right into working on this one. It had been ages since I last picked her up... January, maybe? Tonight she got her face :-) I didn't backstitch it yet, as I really can't due to her furry collar of her jacket touching her face... but her face is there and she has a lovely green eye :-) I am not sure what drove me to pick this up... after all, today is Easter, so why stitch a Christmas project? (And, didn't I just say last night that I don't stitch Christmas projects? I must have lied...). I didn't want this project to be neglected any longer, after all Jenn was so generous with gifting me with this chart a few months ago :-) I am stitching this on that ugly duckling Silkweaver jobelan solo that I received in my ill-fated Halloween Treat Bag... I couldn't just toss it away, and it is too blah to either to try sell it or even pass it to a friend. But, the bright colors in the design really help the fabric out a lot... tonight I realized that a more flamboyant fabric may have been distracting anyhow.
Another reason I picked this up today may well have been that Sue and I have had a few conversations about Passione Ricamo charts recently while I have visited her shop. Those conversations did renew my interest in having a Passione Ricamo project going in my rotation regularly too :-)
Happy Easter everyone! Karen emailed me this cute picture a couple of days ago, and told me to go ahead and put it in my blog... thanks Karen! I hope everyone had a wonderful day! We didn't do anything - Mike has never been much for celebrating Easter, and my Mom was busy today with church activities down in Massachusetts. No worries - I loved watching the Red Sox win and working on A Christmas Spirit... and I still have tomorrow off too for Patriot's Day (a Massachusetts holiday - yay for me, I work in Massachusetts)....
Stitched on today: A Christmas Spirit