Oh don't get all excited. It's not like I cleaned the desk. I've been working diligently on it, and a couple of the piles are considerably shorter. I'm wondering if that's because a couple of the other piles are so much taller now? lol I'll call it a strategic troop redeployment, shall I?
The accomplishment I speak of is that earlier this week ST Fruit of the Vine #2 (of 4) was completed!!! Wooo hoo!!!!!!!!!
I'm calling it my Zinfandel heart. Now only two left -- Rose is underway to be followed in short order by Champagne.
Once again I've been terribly lucky. I received my Cross Stitch Pals ornament exchange this week from JennyIL --
Not only a STUNNING ornie, but a beautiful card, and silk, and Kreinik!!!!
Just look at the ornie close up -- how lovely is this!
Sure, it's supposed to be a partridge, but you know in my life it simply must be a CA Quail!
I also lucked out with fresh stash from Silkweavers and Down Sunshine Lane
A couple solos:
both are kinda purple-ish and I go them to consider for "Believe" by Enchanting Lair -- another possibility for it is the "Grape Ripple" that came in the same pouch --
Non-fabric stash bought me:
(In honor of the hollyhocks that were along mom's driveway)
Yes, I certainly do have far too much to stitch. I keep looking at that list of things I'd like to start in 2008 and thinking I'm completely insane. I'm sure I'm not the only one... right? Do you all have far too many things you want to start? Anyone good at disciplining yourself to keep from starting everything/wanting to start everything right now?
I'd best go. I have a hot date for book shopping and dinner! Can't keep books waiting, right? Maybe tomorrow I'll finally get around to explaining Cons. I think hereabouts Kathryn is the only one who knows them intimately... or otherwise. But I'd highly recommend them to any fans out there. There's nothing quite like being surrounded by folks just as geeky about your fiction and science as you are.
Happy stitching to all!
Quote of the day: … Nature works on such a hopeful basis that we believe against ourselves that things will be as they ought to be, not as we should know that they will be. Transcendentalism is a beacon to the angels even if it be a will o’ the wisp to man. Dr. Seward -- Dracula -- Bram Stoker
Finished this afternoon: Bram Stoker's Dracula -- Very, very cool. Not blood and gore terrifying; remarkably modern in tone if not portrayed manner; still extremely readable.
Currently reading: Guess what? Green! lol