I went to Mom's at lunch today and she had two lovely packages from 123Stitch for me! I've not been so good lately staying on the wagon, but it's hard. S.E.X. in the mail is WAYYYYYY more fun. What better way to pass these blah-ey winter days than fondling new stuff? Especially this weekend; it snowed last night and they're calling for another storm of Southern origins Friday afternoon. I'm supposed to work, but Southern storms always kick our butts, and, if the weather is bad, I'm not going to work at the theatre. Between last Saturday and last night, I did my whiteout driving for the week, thank you much.
Anyway, I was a stash glutton. I ordered these charts:
He's a Flake by LHN for the ornament SAL.
Battle Hymn of the Republic by LHN--I have an idea for a wallhanging as a finish for this one.
The Nutcracker by Country Cottage Needleworks (I have a thing for the Nutcracker Ballet)
Liberty Lane by CCN
Harvest Blessings by CCN
Old Shaker Tune "Tis a Gift to be Simple" by Homespun Elegance--I am thinking of using this as our wedding sampler, since I want to use the music in our wedding as the attendants enter.
Majestic Chrsitmas II by Homespun Elegance--pretty ornaments
All About Halloween by Homespun Elegance--I want to do a basket of autumn and Halloween smalls.
Britty Kitties VII
and 4 of the Monthly Britty cats.
Plus some fabric.
I am glutted.
I focussed heavily on the LHN/CCN charts and Homespun Elegance. The new LHN/CCNs were so pretty and patriotic and Homespun Elegance are just that--elegant. I don't know if I can hold off til 2011 to stitch these . . .
Mom looked at all my new stash and said, "With all the wedding planning, I don't know how much stuff you'll be able to enter in the fair this year, dear." I was starting to think that myself, since I'm running a lot on the weekends, now, but I'm determined to have things for the fair. If I don't have twenty entries, that is going to be OK, at least this year. Stitching is good relaxation therapy for me, and I think that is going to become more and more important as the months go by. But I've made a resolution that I am not going to lose my cool over this wedding again. The ceremony shouldn't be stressful, unless the groom doesn't show up, it's just the reception that is of concern, and I am not going to freak out over a party. And I intend on sticking to it.