Being ever so shamed by my dismal SFS campaigning thus far, I was about to crow with delight at announcing that I had not spent any stashing money this week. Only after a moment's pause I realized that it wasn't that I exercised backbone or anything even resembling restrain; it is just that I wasn't at the shop last weekend. Sigh. So much for my glorious "accomplishment." Maybe I get half a kudo for not doing anything untoward online this week?
What I *have* done since last Friday is some stitching! I know, a miracle, right? Two more and someone will have to cal the College of Cardinals.
First off, there's one of Ethel's flock of sheep. One of my stitching Country Club sisters suggested that I ought to vary my flock's colors so I made this guy a little darker. I'm not certain I'm sold, but So Many Books, who Ethel is for, likes him so that will have to do.
Hi fellow flock mates look like this--
Since I finished Ho Ho Ho (sorry some idiot forgot to take a finished pic--- I can't imagine who could be that lame!), I started another ornie. This little guy is called Golden Manse I think. He's from one of those 365 really cool seasonal things to stitch in a hurry.... I my world that means I'll get it done in under a month provided I don't lose it.
Santa got a red velvet coat in brick stitch and stain stitched red velvet cuffs --
The Engineer got his trousers partially outlined and his eyes put in --
And I completed nearly a whole row of baseballs. Why is it that basketweave goes so danged slowly?????????
I know it isn't a patch on what I aimed to get done and what I ought to have gotten done, but I'm reasonably pleased that I accomplished this much what with the naps and laundry that interrupted me last weekend.... what's a girl to do? [Note: What I didn't do was work on Ellen's flag or Serenity Harbor at all, and they really need attention. Maybe this weekend!]
I wish you all happy stitching and extra-special-sale shopping! And a special thank you for your kind (and laughing) comments. It is heck on wheels at work and it's good to be reminded that there are nice people out there...... probably stuck in a snowbank.