...decorations Red and Green
but most of all - Homecoming! Our boy arrived home safe and sound on Sunday and we're hamming it up for the camera!
It's wonderful to have him back. I've been busy baking not only to feed him, but to give cookies and such away for Christmas gifts.
So, you may wonder what I've been up too these last two months. Well, first I had to spend about 5-6 weeks intensively on getting a professional designation renewed. Then I've been taking time out because of my bad back. Time out from stitching I mean. I still did all the usual things, like working!
However, I have been getting some new help in the way of a new chiropractor who gave me, bit by bit, small amounts of "exercises" to do. Along with some acupuncture treatments, all these things have helped me tremendously. So, three weeks ago, I decided to get back to stitching but with a small sampler. Here is Margaret Harris from one of the Blackbird Design booklets.
See the difference between the white flower on the left vs the one on the right? The left one is very faint and is the called for BS Vanilla Pudding. The one on the right is BS Icing which is brighter and the one I will now use instead. The very faint flower on the inside right border is using BS Scarecrow. I'm afraid it will have to come out. It's so faint you can hardly see it. So, I can see substitutions being the norm here!
I have to go slow with my stitching as just 1/2 hr of stitching makes my back start whining! Slowly, slowly I will go!
And here is one last framed piece to show you.
This is my first day off from work so lots of stuff to do before Christmas Eve as I am hosting the dinner! I will be covered with flour shortly!
Thank you for visiting with me now and all through this year. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
PS - Dear Santa: I know All-I-want-for-Christmas I already got with my boy being home safe and sound...but you know, if you happen to have a spare i-Pad at the bottom of your sack, I've been a very good girl this year! ;-)