Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday morning musings....

The house is quiet again - which is what happens when 3/4 of the family sit up to watch 'Blazing Saddles' on TV, late, late at night. I know what's going to happen, and we even have a copy on DVD, but it sucked me in again. It's so cheesy, politically incorrect, dated, but looks like a lot of fun went into the making of it all.
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.
So there is a brief history of my tablecloth. Yes, photos do exist, but right at the moment, I'm without reasonable access to my photos (hubby's computer usb access is a right pain - and I'm not scrabbling around in the dark and dust bunnies for anyone!

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!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

I love the idea of the tablecoth. What a fantastic heirloom that will be for the future.
I can't wait to see your finished piece.
I tried to leave this yesterday but blogger wouldn't let me.
I hope you had a great weekend.