Wednesday, December 30, 2009

And Now for Something Completely Different...

When I saw this design, I knew I had to stitch it. I really don't need anymore projects, as you know. But I love, love, love it when a designer comes up with something SO UNIQUE.

It's called The Crypt Club by Prairie Moon. I've joined my very first SAL at Stitching Under the Southern Cross, and we are supposed to start on January 1, and finish by Halloween 2010.

My chart and fabby (32 ct. Thunderstorm) have arrived, and I'm gathering up my DMC (the silks would be way, way over my current budget).

So, in between backstitching Sailors' Knots, I'll be stitching up this fine looking bunch!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tying Up Loose Ends

I always find the end of the calendar year, even amongst the hectic holiday activities, a good time for reflection, contemplation, and assessment. Certainly 2009 has left me with quite a bit to reflect on and assess!

A son getting established, a daughter looking ahead to graduation, travel from coast to coast, aging parents, a roller-coaster love life, celebrating a new political landscape, and juggling two jobs, all have comprised what seemed like a year of multiple fronts. To be sure, it has been mostly exhausting and occasionally exhilarating.

All things considered, I can say it's been a pretty remarkable year, in that I still have my house, my health, my friends, and my bliss - cross stitching - which, through trial and trouble, has always managed to keep me sane.

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