Everybody inhale……. exhale…..

November and December are always such busy months – between my own stitching and knitting and finishing work, baking, get togethers….. it seems each day has something scheduled.  Yesterday I finished the last of my must do christmas painting, and this morning I wrote cards and mailed out packages.  I also finished the last section of my SAL with Novalee:

IMG_3184 I think I will finish it as a quilted wallhanging in the new year!  I am looking forward to doing this SAL again in the fall of 2013!

I finished my own ornaments late last week – just a pitiful few this year as I did not stitch my normal christmas and halloween ornament a month, but enough to go around:


IMG_3180  The wood christmas ornaments for my own kids and a few special others are all done – remind me to take a pic of the collections my own kids have.  Painting one a year adds up!

And of course, the knitting continues as well.  The thrum slippers are a lovely warm pattern and will be for my oldest brother, while the cabled hat is probably the warmest I have made, given that it has a knitted lining.  The socks and shawl will be heading off to some special friends who appreciate knitting!

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Tomorrow my ornament tree goes up, along with our usual assortment of christmas goodness, and then the baking starts the following week.  I hope everyone else is on track with their self-imposed deadlines!  Just remember to breathe!


Cheryl’s Sit and Stitch Chair


The chart was designed by Country Stitches.  Altho the chair seat is as designed, the finishing did not follow their directions.  I used drapery fabric for the chair construction, rather than covering it in linen, and I used a ruffle rather than fuss with the box pleats.  The chair box hides a delightful spot to store scissors and a pincushion!  It is about 11″ tall – perfect for a midsize fairy to perch on!