Monday, December 19, 2011

Waiting on the Fat Man in the Red Suit - An Update

6 days and counting. For all intents & purposes, I'm done :) Have a couple of things to wrap, but that's it. Since I work all week, Saturday will probably be spent making food all day; cookies, cheesecake, cake, bread. And I am really looking forward to having all next week off - do I need some down time, in the worst way! The only thing I have planned for that week is hopefully a field trip to Marietta & Abecedarius; maybe I can get a couple of the threads for Sparkly Hummingbird while there :)

In stitching news, I have a couple of things that can be shown :) First, as I mentioned last week, I worked a bit more on Chat Noir, or Gato Negro as I usually call him when I'm working on him - as I did the actual gato I am doing this for :) I filled in a bit of the confetti left in the many lengths of black I put in the week before - you can see the before photo here, and here's the current:

And on Saturday, we had the December gathering of PINS; since I missed last moth's, and haven't gone to a Tuesday night since the car issues started, I was in severe need of some group stitching. As always, it was a great time - Loretta's had LASAGNA on the menu, it was awesome! - and it was over way too quick. But Yellow Santa did finally get some attention again, so it's all good:

This week, it's time to start cranking on my last goal, Tree of Stitches. In between things this week, I hope to have it done before too late into next week, so I can work on other neglected projects for a couple of days before the Startapalooza starts in January :) So we'll see. Up through Part 6, I did a section a day; if that still holds true for the remaining 9 - and make that maybe 2 parts any day I'm not working, or more - it should be doable :)

To All of you, I wish you a happy and peaceful holiday season, and Happy Stitching!


dixiesamplar said...

Lovely stitching Karen...and enjoy the field trip to Abcedarius, wish I could go with you! I love that shop and Ms. Bonnie. Maybe I'll make it up that way next spring/summer.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Joysze said...

Karen, I love the colors on Santa!! I'm glad you got some time with him. Gato is looking great and i hope you get some floss for Hummie as well.

A Blessed Christmas to you and yours!!