My brother gave me cash and a gift card, so no piccys there. That means that next up is mom. She got me several things, and a couple of things for Yes Dear too. YD has been playing with the fing bird like crazy. It's driving me nuts. The darned thing has bells for feet, so I can hear it everywhere. On Christmas night, I went to bed at about two AM. This is after getting about two and a half hours of sleep on Christmas eve night and Christmas day (I had a nap). I was whipped when I went to bed, but I was over tired, and it took me a while to get to sleep. So I get woken up at five or five thirty by the bells just jingling away.
She's got the darned bird on the bed and she wants to play fetch. OMG, I was so peeved with her. So we played fetch for about half an hour and then she allowed me to go back to sleep. Stupid toy. She likes the spider too, just not as much. She plays with it in the living room, not in the bedroom. I'm waiting for Yes Dear to shred the ribbon the legs are made out of, lol. I'm sure it will happen soon.
And mom made sure I had some more clothes that are not Bengals. As I said before, I was hoping for another Bengals shirt. Or sweatshirt. She went in other directions though. I got a pair of jeans and two tops. I really like the one top. It's gorgeous. Shades of purple and pink and there's even some orange in it.
Beautiful. I love it, and have worn it already. It's awesome. The jeans are a sort of gray color, which I wasn't thrilled with at first. But then I saw the shirt that she bought to go with it, and it has some gray in it. So they go together. The gray isn't so pronounced that I can't wear other things with it though. So I guess it's all good. I was thinking, at first, of sending the gray and pink and blue shirt back, but it matches the jeans so well, I changed my mind. So I have a new shirt to go with my old jeans, and a new outfit to go with... Well, itself, lol. I have to admit, I do like the colors in the shirt. I just wasn't sure of the style at first. The, IDK, pattern of it?
It just didn't call to me till I put it and the jeans together to take a piccy. And then it was obvious what the possibilities were. So all keepers this year. (It's a good thing mom and I have the same tastes in clothes, lol. Makes it easier for her to shop for me!!)
That's it for the Christmas pressies I got this year (unless Cathy and Jim get me something good, which I doubt). But wait, there's MORE!!! I have progress piccys as well. I know you're all doing the happy dance at more piccys, lol, so let me get started. First up is Jesus. I wanted to get more done on him than I did, but I spent so much time Christmas eve night staring at the wall and trying to sleep, I didn't get any more done on him. Still, he isn't too far from done. Like I said, I have two easy sections and a bunch of fill in to do. Fill in is almost all confetti, so it will look even better when I finish him. His neck is where I'm at now. It's lots of big blocks of color, so that makes it easier to do. I hope to finish up the color I'm working on tomorrow, and start the last color in his neck then. I'm figuring another month and a half since I only work on him two days a week. Anyways, even though I don't enjoy him, I AM getting close to having him finished. I'm praying that Amy and David pick something I like, so I will enjoy stitching on it. I'm gonna slot that into Sundays in place of Jesus. And I'll really be doing the happy dance when I finish Jesus up, lol.
I can hardly wait (but that doesn't make me want to work on it more, lol). When I was at Kohl's with mom, picking up David's Christmas pressies, I was telling her about a snowman I have to do for her. It's really cute. And she was all, "Whatever," because of Jesus. (I started him for her in 2007, so I can see why she would say that.) Of course, the imp in me had to say something. "I'll get Jesus done someday, hopefully before you die." And again, she's all, "Whatever," cause she had no idea I was working on him again. And on the inside, I'm chortling away cause she's getting him for Christmas, lol. It was too funny!!! Well, it was for me anyways, lol.
And now on to the SALs. I've been asked to continue the Christmas SAL, which I have no problem doing. I had planned to continue working on ornies on Wed, so it's no change for me, lol. So here are my SAL piccys. Tuesday was my ToS SAL (Abi Gurden) and I'm having great fun with it. Cushion Stitch is all finished, and it looks lovely.
I love the way they look. So far, it's been my fave stitch to do, followed by Rice Stitch. The next stitch is also an easy one to do. It's like Rice Stitch, but on a different angle. Where Rice stitch is made with an underlying X, Jerusalem Stitch is a + with the legs tied down by bsing. Easy and quick. I'm sure I'll finish up the Jerusalem Stitch next week. Then it's on to the Floral Stitch. That one looks to be fun! I haven't had a problem with a stitch yet (knock on wood, or I'll jinx myself). It's been an enjoyable chart to work on. And it's looking so pretty!!!
And lastly, but certainly not least, is Marguerite. It's going to be beautiful, I can already tell. Unfortunately, I had put it in its project bag with a six inch Q-snap, and I wanted it on an eight. The only eight I had left had a Q-snap huggie in bright, BRIGHT yellow. So the yellow and purple and green really don't go together, and I apologize for that. (It may hurt your eyes, lol.) But she's coming along well. The first motif of Kloster blocks I did, didn't match up (of course). But since then, I've had no troubles. I've counted and recounted, and I'm loving the way it's coming out. It's looking fabulous, if I do say so myself.
Thanks to Vicki M for a gorgeous design (without bsima (blanket stitch in mid air, for the uninitiated), unlike Rosa).
Up next in my rotation (Uh oh!!!) is Celtic Summer. Maybe, lol. I ordered a piece of Sassy's Fabbys Swamp Moss to put it on, and I haven't got it yet. I sent her an email yesterday, and I need to go check my emails. Ack!!! Okay, no mail from Lauren yet, but my mailbox was almost at capacity. It happens so fast, lol. I just downloaded them all to my Incredimail, so I'm good to go for a few days. (A lot of days. I downloaded fourteen hundred and some emails. I'm so behind.) Anyways, will be keeping an eye out for her reply. Hopefully, soon. So Marguerite may go an extra week, or I may skip right over Celtic Summer and do Rosa. I'm not sure yet. It depends on what Lauren says.
I hope you're all having a good day today, and that your Christmas was wonderful. It was a good one for me, and I'm soooooooooo glad it's over!!!