Frustrating. I finally get back in to blogging - and for that matter, finishing projects, and I lost my camera's battery charger. I finally found it yesterday. What a relief. I have four finished project to share as soon as I can wrangle some models into posing for me. Given Addie's dislike of sweaters and the humidity today, it could be tough.
In my sewing hiatus, I did finish this little Santa Cross-stitch.
It's not something I do very often, but this time I found it very relaxing. When I'm working on sewing clothes or knitting sweaters, I always have doubts that they're going to come out okay. With counted cross-stitch, as long as I followed the formula, I knew it was going to come out fine. Kind of nice.
The pattern comes from The Prairie Schooler via my local needlework shop, The Stitching Mantis, which I think may be closed now. They make a new Santa pattern every year. I finished this knitting guy a few years ago.
I'm pretty sure I also made this sewing guy, but I can't seem to find him.
And ages ago, I made this one. There's also a quilting one that I think I'll make next.
I'm not usually a fan of this primitive style, but there's something about these Santas that really appeals to me.
Are you starting to think about Christmas yet? I bought some fabric yesterday to make Addie a Christmas dress.
Finally, the big news for today is that my older daughter, Maggie, is turning 14. Hard to believe. She's every bit the teenager - nice at school, nice to her friends, and pure meanness to her family. She'll grow out of it, right? She hates when I take her picture, so it was a struggle to find one where she's not making a face. Here she is with our (mostly her) dog, Myrtle.
For her birthday, she's requested that we go shopping, so she can pick out her own gifts. Fine by me. She mostly wants clothes, and I don't think any of the rest of us has a chance in heck of picking out the right things. I think we will make our way down to Kittery.
My husband and I already walked down to Mr. Bagel to pick up the requested breakfast bagels which she heart-breakingly said she preferred to my homemade. (I should be relieved, right? Less work for me.) For dinner, she wants Annie's mac & cheese and Pioneer Woman's Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. Easy enough.
Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!