I didn't get a lot of time to stitch last night. We started decorating the Christmas tree, and putting out the decorations. Note I say started because there was a lot of stuff that hasn't wended it's way out of the basement yet. I did get my beautiful Fitz & Floyd Santa up, which is always an experience of wonder and fear--you try to lift a porcelain Santa that was cheap to buy on sale, but expensive to replace, and which I bought in a moment of consumer credit gluttony, because it was absolutely gorgeous--up on a mantle over hardwood floors while a herd of housepets sit around your feet, hampering your way as they work out the plan to break Santa and act like he never had a face. I ended up handing him to Mom, sitting her on the couch, planting my feet firmly, and having her hand him to me, then edging up to the mantle and lifting him. How tacky would it be to leave him in the box and just display him like that next year?
Anyway, I did get started on the gingerbread men/snowman pic. I have discovered DMC Light Effects does not go through the holes in 18 count aida easily when doubled. Which is slowing me down a great deal, but I am working a section of hat, then a section of sparkly snowman, then going back. Rotating will keep me from going insane. It shouldn't be TOOO bad to get this finished, as long as I stay on track decorating. I did find SCADS AND SCADS of brand new white lights in the boxes when I was looking for stuff last night. What did I buy them for? And they were in one of my craft boxes. Wierd. Tonight I have to put out my other treasured Christmas decoration, my Nutcracker Suite music box, and then the major stuff is done.