It's the Margaret Cottam mystery sampler by La D Da. I think it's so pretty! And very La D Da as well! I haven't put in the last number on the year yet since I don't know when I'll finish it. (I'm using the called for fabric in 40ct with the called for fibers.)
So then Saturday came and we went off to get our Christmas tree, tramping through the fields of our favorite tree farm up north, and marveling at all the enormously tall trees they had this year. Just to show you how tall the tree is that we chose:
Tall!! (The father type is 6 ft tall.)
So we did our usual cutting, driving home, decorating, etc. And I figured that the model supplies would be waiting for me in the mailbox. No supplies in the mailbox. So what does my little mind say to myself? Ooooh, more playtime! And what kind of mood am I in now? A Christmas one of course! Time for another new start!
(I have to say that this is the first time in at least a couple of years that I've actually been in the mood for Christmas when we've put up our tree. Yay! It's really nice!)
So anyway, some friends were talking about those Carriage House Samplings stockings that we all want to stitch up. And that got me to thinking. Well, I have this one stitched up.
A Virtuous Woman Stocking
from a Hands to Work retreat kit
36ct fabric with NPI fibers
And I have this one stitched up. (Please note: neither one is actually made into a stocking yet. Sadly.)
Sampler Stocking by CHS
40ct Meadow Rue
And I so want to stitch this one.
(I grabbed the picture from Kathy Barrick's old website. I hope it's ok.)
So guess what I started on Sunday?
Noah's Stocking by CHS
I've had this kitted up and ready to go for years!
I'm already thinking about which other one to stitch. lol! I know I have the Quaker one ready to go (except maybe for fabric). But I do love that Pennsylvania German one. And I don't think I even have the chart. Sigh.
Anyway, now you understand the hazards of model stitching. Since there was another reprieve from the next model, it called for a second start. lol! Not good! Poor Sarah Elizabeth Brooke. (Remember her?) Two starts while waiting for the model supplies. I do know that if the supplies don't arrive today (which I think they will), I won't start another project. I'm in the mood for Christmas stitching!
Mia has been just fine with the Christmas tree. Unlike poor Chris, whose tribulations with her Christmas tree and her two cats can be read here. Mia's reaction to the tree as it arrived was pretty much the same as last year, except for a bit more trepidation this time around. She just didn't like something new to come into her house. lol! But she did sniff around and explore. No real interest in the tree otherwise.
Hopefully, she'll continue to exhibit no interest in the tree. :D
Some blogging friends have left suggestions as to what to show or what to discuss in my blog as I dive into model stitching again. So next week, I will try to get to those suggestions. It's so nice to talk to blogging friends and get ideas and be inspired!
I'll leave you with the picture I used for our annual Apple photo book that we send to our family members each year. (And yes, we get a copy for ourselves as well!) (And yes, I'm an Apple girl, through and through.) Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!