This was a perfectly busy week and next week is only going to be busier . . . holiday chaos (of the happy kind) has kicked in! I spent Tuesday with Ellie and Everley. Ellie got her tree put up in her room . . .
Girlfriend *loves* Christmas!!
On Thursday, I watched the Panter crew while James and Kim went to an office party. Sawyer and June watched the live Peter Pan with me . . .
That is, they watched it until they the passed out in their respective seats--I think they decided that their dreams were sweeter!
Friday was filled with errands and running here and there. And today our ladies ministry headed to Lynchburg, Tennessee to Miss Mary Bobo's for dinner.
It was marvelous! We had a great time and the food was just marvelous. When I got home I stopped at the gate and hung the Camp's Christmas wreath:
Isn't it gorgeous?! A lady up the road make them and was selling them. I knew this would be a perfect fit! I pulled in just in time to watch my beloved Crimson Tide win the SEC Championship game . . . pretty handily with a final score of 42-13!
My stash report is pretty uneventful . . .
A quarter yard out for some quilted potholders I made for a StitchMAP swap (which I forgot to take pictures of). And nothing in!
Ellie and Jocelyn picked this "E" for Ellie's dress:
So this is how I'll be spending the next few evenings.
I plan on doing satin stitches and padded satin stitching (where there's depth to the letter) in one ply of regular DMC floss. I've never done satin stitching on a shape like this, but so far, so good. To give it a little glimmer I'll use a single ply of a red metallic floss to outline it all when I'm finished. I'll be sure to get a picture of it -- preferably with Ellie in it. I hope to be able to slow down the 'chaos' and get some good stitching time in on Sunday!
And finally, guess what I found? Another Melody Carlson book!
And it's about a Christmas feline! Adding this one to my December reading!
Linking up to the stash report post at Patchwork Times, the Slow Sunday Stitching post at Kathy's Quilts, and the Feline Friday post at sarah did it!