December has been a busy month so far with the usual hooey going on. Several of our neighbors and other friends have come down with that new bug that is knocking everyone off their feet. I was feeling pretty good that I had not gotten it yet and maybe it would just skip over me. No Way! The day after my birthday, I woke up to a fever, sore throat and all over yuckiness. I was so weak that my usual 10 minute routine took me 45 minutes to partially complete. I stumbled to the kitchen, got a bottle of water, barely stumbled back to the bedroom and collapsed in the bed for the rest of the day! Thank goodness I was spared feeling so horrible on my birthday!
Yes, you read correctly. I had a birthday. I have always loved being a December baby. The Grumpy Ol' Gazer took me out to eat and my son bought me a yummy cheesecake along with several other goodies. I spent the day stitching which was all I really wanted. I didn't ask for anything right now because I know my gift will be coming later in 2014.
I have been working on The Apostle's Creed by MBT for one week then switching it out to work on The Stars are Brightly Shining by Heartstring Samplery for a week. Admist doctor appointments, errands and other busy things, I was able to complete The Stars are Brightly Shining on my birthday! I am so thrilled with it!
After seeing so many beautiful finishes on Mary's Sampler by PSS, I decided it would be next on my to stitch list so I bought my threads and fabric and started on it on my birthday after completing the Heartstring Samplery piece. I will continue stitching on The Apostle's Creed and carry it over into the New Year. It is a nice peaceful stitch that gives you permission to take your time on it.
Have you been reading Vonna's blog lately and her 25 days of Christmas? I liked her idea of a "stitch it this year or else" basket so I decided that I will put together one for 2014. Who knows if I will get it all done (probably not) but I will give it my best try! I also liked her idea for taking those UFOs that just never seem to get finished up and making them into ornaments, pillows or just framing parts of them so I have been going through my pile to see what kind of plans I can make for the ones I have.
Thank you so much for stopping by! May you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!