Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Stitching

I've spent the first few days of the holidays just unwinding.

Which means I've pretty much stayed home, after all why would I want to go anywhere near the shops with Christmas shopping mayhem. I've done lots of stitching - probably about 30 hours or so across 4 days whilst watching episodes of Dexter and the Tudors.

I also finally succumbed to the Dragon Cave and here is my first incubator and then after a few more days:
SophiaFP's Dragons

I've also had the chance to get my diet back on track - I'm not waiting for New Year this year. I'll allow a small blip on Christmas Day, but this way I won't put on a few kilos over the holidays that I have to shift next year. It is bad enough having to shift the constant conferencing kilos (about 6 or 7 I think) from Term 4. It also means I won't get a gall bladder attack and feel awful for a few days.

So stiching wise here are some of my recent projects:

My Teresa Wentzler Guardian at 78 hours after the Monday SAL December 15th
TW Guardian 78hrs Dec 15th 2008

Shannon's Winter Neighborhood RR (I stitched the house bottom left from merged "By the Bay" patterns) December 18th
Shannon's as it left me in Dec 08

Cari's Band Sampler RR (I stitched the orangey tan band of leaves and wheat from Teresa Wentzler's Harvest Sampler) December 7th
Cari's RR - Wheat and Leaves Band from TW Harvest Sampler

Kristin's Santa for the UFORR December 6th
Kristin's UFORR -

Debbi's Winter Neighborhood RR (I stitched the house at the top left from a Prairie Schooler Pattern) November 25th
Debbi's RR as it left me in November 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Another hectic month and holidays are in sight - YAY!

Well just like last month I worked frantically. In fact between October and November I worked 40 days straight with only a few hours off on Sundays to spend time with my son, catchup on housework etc.

Stitching during that time was minimal if at all. However this week with the massive reduction in workload I was able to finish off Krisitin's UFORR piece