Things are just a bit hectic around here right now.
I've been wedding shopping for the last 5 days. I now own 200 votive candles in various scents, appropriate for fall, 192 bottles of wedding bubbles with matching bow tie-ons, 6 totebags indicating the roles of various women in my bridal party, and one extremely expensive wedding veil. Of course you know I tried the wedding veil on as soon as I got home from the store. I guess veils are like hats--some people can wear them, others can't. I'm a hat girl, but Lord, do I look funny in a veil. Every time I put the blusher back, I look like a twisted 60s singer with very big hair. Anyway . . . I'm only wearing it for the ceremony and pictures, which sorta makes the price all the more shameful, but it is what it is, right?
I'm not stitching all that much. I am probably 3/4 of the way through with Irish Kitty. I have to say, there are some interesting color choices for his fur: B5200, 746, and 739. So I don't know if he's a creamy white kitten, or a very pale orange tabby, which is a beautiful color, but not my favorite tabby variation (my boy is a redheaded orange tabby)--I'm thinking he's white. Either he's a bit creamy or else a lot dirty. Hopefully, I can get him finished this evening, and then figure out how I want to finish him.
I did mail in my reservation for Sue Hillis' Get Together in Richmond next month, so that is a huge accomplishment. I'm getting excited. I took the Friday off so that I can get down there in a timely manner. I think I'm bringing my Sleepy Hollow WIP to see if I can make some progress on it. I've been working on it for 2 years now, it's time to finish that booger, before the pretty fabric gets ruined. I may also bring a couple smalls to work on, but not sure. They are having a "Bring and Brag" deal where you can show off your work. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to bring. It's a toss up: Houses of Hawks Run Hollow or Treaty Fairy? Or New Birth of Spring? All have their own merits. Treaty Fairy is the kind of thing I really like to stitch, whimsical things. New Birth of Spring is all about the animals and is really an impressive piece--my MIL can't believe you can get that shading using floss and it really is one of the nicest things I've seen Stoney Creek do, but Houses is an impressive picture, on the whole--everything I did with that piece worked in harmony and told the story I wanted to tell the way I wanted to tell it. Decisions, decisions . . .
And I've been going through my freebies, trying to weed out extra copies I printed off. I know why I do it, I'm trying to make sure I have a copy before the chart is unavailable and, if I can't find it, it upsets me. But I'm trying to stop this.
And to top it off, the battery on my camera died. I carry it in my purse now, and the lens cover came open in there and drained the battery. BOOOGER.
So I'm still here, just busy! Camera battery is recharging, freebies are stacked, veil is hung on the back of the door where I won't be tempted to wear it at random moments. I've accepted my creamy kitten, and we're moving forward.