Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I need to......

FOCUS! Honestly I'm just bouncing from one thing to another and I'm getting nothing done. I've meant to post since Sunday but I couldn't find my camera and then when I found it it needed new batteries. Anyway here is as late Sunday stitching offering...

This is my oldest son's stocking and being the first born I went all out on this one. I had such a wonderful time stitching this stocking and had it done for his first Christmas - good thing he was born in January and I had 11 months to finish it.

Back then combining perle cotton with wools was cutting edge - LOL! Oh how far we've come. I am pleased with how well all these stockings have "aged". My oldest son is 25 years old (How in the heck did that happen? I'm not any older, am I? -rhetorical question -just ignore me, I do all the time) I'm glad I picked classic designs and stuck with traditional colors - boy I was smart (again, just ignore my delusional thinking).

Now Christmas is just days away. My neighbor goes all out with the decorations and I love it but this year he added a countdown clock. Nothing wrong with that except it is off - by a day -and every time I leave the house or come home I see it and it gives me jolt. I'm pretty much done shopping for gifts unless something wonderful comes along for my youngest son - he's so hard to shop for. I need to go to the grocery to get the rest of the fixings for dinner- the turkey is thawing in the fridge. My Christmas quilt is still on the design wall and I really want to make a new Christmas table runner, but I have no focus or energy. Instead I've been putzing with these.....

simple vanilla socks. This is a Patons yarn I got at Hobby Lobby. Love the stripes, kinda a cross between a roll of lifesavers and a Hudson River blanket. And then there is another of those 22.5 Degree Shawlettes....

I found this yarn at Michael's and I think this must be their house brand. It is called Loops & Threads. It is 60% superwash merino, 30% nylon and 10% cashmere -- oooooohhhh... soft and only $5.99 for 229 yds and I had a coupon. I got it in a couple of colorways. I love sock yarn because it is so versatile. And then there has been this distraction.....

a new 3g Kindle - a gift from my boys. My oldest wanted me to play with it before Christmas day since he figures on the 25th tons of people will be trying to download books. I've downloaded a couple of free books and a couple I've purchased. So far I'm loving it as a reader, using it to check email and surf the web is a bit slow but that could be a function of the wireless at my house. Either way it is a winner - I'm really enjoying it.

Okay it is fairly obviously that I lack focus and my crafty ADHD probably isn't going to clear up any soon so that's the way it is going to be. Hope you are getting lots accomplished for your holiday celebrations.

Happy stitching -

carol fun


  1. Nice gift from your boys. I agree with you on the Christmas stocking, such a treasure and still a classic. Merry Christmas!

  2. That stocking is gorgeous - and boy has it aged well! Loving the socks, too! Oh - and I think ADD comes with the crafting - I think we've all got it! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  3. What pretties! I'm wondering if I should buy something from my original kindle today just to see if it's running up to snuff. :)

    I still love my print books, but it's nice to have an e-ink reader! :D Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!


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