So... here I sit, awake alone, 'cept for the dog/cat/budgies with the sound of gently falling rain. I do like mornings like this - even better when I'm in a warm house and not getting wet, but the smell of the air is peaceful.
I did do well yesterday - totally ignored the domestic stuff, which means I will have to do some laundry at least today. I managed to finish part 11 of the Papillion 2008 SAL and get a good start into part 12. I fully intend to plant my rear into my stitching chair and try to finish it off this morning. If successful, I'm going to see what fabric I have on hand that will suit Redwood Manor's Inspiration - yes another sampler. I've had the chart in my stash for over a year - and right at the moment it is calling to me so hard, drowning out the cries from so many other projects.
Although there are a couple of things that are floating to the top of the flotsam - things I am obligated to get a start on: My Christmas Tablecloth - I need to seriously think about getting that started/completed before December. I think I know what I'll pick as a theme for this year - Christmas Baubles - 3 of them. For those of my new friends that don't know me - my Christmas Tablecloth is a large piece of Charles Craft Aida that I won on ebay in 2004 for a total of AU$15. That included the postage from the USA - so amazed. It is roughly 4ft x 7ft - I even hemmed it properly and it fits a rectrangular table that will seat 6-8 people. There are 28 sections of black 80x80 divided by red/green/gold borders. In 2004, my parents celebrated Christmas at my house for the first/last time. I decided this length of fabric would become my heirloom tablecloth, stitching a symbolic square for each year.
- 2004 - Christmas wreath - symbolising the unity of family.
- 2005 - Lighthouse - symbolising Christmas day at Seaside home of In-laws
- 2006 - Gingerbread House - symbolising our first Christmas at our new House
- 2007 - 3 wise men - symbolising the 3 different houses that we celebrated Christmas at over a week. Bit of a ruckus that year - which is why one wise man is apart from the other 2
- 2008 - Not yet decided - but likely to be christmas baubles.
It's nearly light enough now for me to sit and stitch - so I'll leave you now with a link to another competition - Gaynor is offering a mystery one! I'll be offering another one of my own in the next week or so in any case. I had so much fun with the other one. I'll see if I can bring you photos either later today or tomorrow - might enlist the help of one of the boys and his camera/computer!