Yep, that's how I live anymore. Always playing catch-up...I used to have a sign hanging in my office, "I'm so far behind, I think I'm first."
Let's see - first, I received a couple of gorgeous Christmas gifties that I haven't blogged about. First was my darling O'faigh, who blesses me always. Look at this dear little package she sent...
Aren't those the sweetest buttons? And that red floss was the exact color I needed, saving me a trip to the fabric store!
And then Debbie from Woolen Sails knocked my socks off -
Pic is a little off color, thanks to the grey days we have this time of year, but isn't that little kitty adorable????? And the little balsam pillow smells SO GOOD. Thank you ladies, you sure know how to raise someone's spirits!!!!
I don't know if I've posted about this or not, but my best friend just got a new house - one of these days I have to get over there and take pics, it's darling, lots of vintage 50's features, including a Martha Washington stovetop and oven...anyway, she had to downsize, and gave me a china cabinet and corner cabinet...
The drawers in the china cabinet hold all my thread, so I was able to get rid of the white plastic 3-drawer bin, yay! And that, ladies, is my fabric stash - also where I hide my best snacks, *grin*.
I've just realized that the sun is shining in those last two pics, I took them on the 10th of January, and I believe it's been that long since I've seen it. Wow.
So, since I'm really missing sunshine and color in these grey and brown months, I started remaking my Lemon Tree pattern. The original lives in Australia, with Jenny.
I was finishing up the applique today, and my machine had a hissy fit, wouldn't stop making bird's nests underneath, and the needle assembly kept freezing. I'll try again tomorrow.
I've also been stitching on my longest running project...
I'm trying to remember when I started this, it's at least 3 years. I tried it with crayon, didn't like it, have changed things over the years, I think I've stitched the four balcony windows 3 times. It's going to look like an apartment building when it's done - with a very special address. I have some awesome brick fabric to frame the blocks in.
So I think that's it from me - mum is doing well, she's in cardiac rehab now, they send a bus to pick her up! She goes 3 days a week, and will until April 7th. That's a loooooong time to be away from home - her surgery was last October! I finally got around to catching up on blogs, there were almost 1000 posts in my reader....I will not let that happen again. Now that mum is doing more for herself, I have a little more time for me, and I want to visit you on a regular basis. I've missed you.
I'll see you soon -