Thanks to every one of you who sent me positive thoughts for all the events this week so far. The funeral visitation went as well as it could and the driving rodeo on Monday went off without a hitch and the trip to Ohio State and back yesterday was a long day but had many positive elements. Last night I collapsed in a heap in my recliner where I slept soundly till 3am when my oldest son gently woke me to suggest I'd be more comfortable in my own bed -- and I was. He is such a good boy.
So today I indulged in a little knitting and a little cross stitching. I started this shawl - Charlize- but I only have a few rows done and it doesn't really look like anything yet. I'm doing the large lace with the small ruffle version.
But there is this....Boughs of Holly by Brenda Gervais of With Thy Needle and Thread.
The picture doesn't show the true colors but it does show how stinking cute it is! Of course I'm not using hardly any of the flosses it called for since I started by changing the linen it is stitched on. I found this sagey green linen in my stash. It is 32 count and has a lovely hand. I'm using a pretty creamy white for the snowman it is by Gentle Arts and is called Peach Ice Cream. I like the idea of a snowman made of ice cream - LOL!
As for the Design Wall Dilemma it is resolved --version 2 was the one almost everyone liked best and it is definitely the one I like. I see a little limey green or orange border to expand the Kaffe Fassett piece. It should turn out nice and bright and citrusy! Can't wait to stitch up some more blocks - oh so many crafty things to do, so little time.
Hope you are having a good week so far - I have tons of things I want to get done and of course I won't get them all finished but it sure will be fun trying!