Yesterday at step class it was the instructor's birthday. She had many balloons all over the floor and cupcakes for all of us. I couldn't believe that she is 65! She is my hardest teacher and everyone works hard to keep up with her. We had fun celebrating her birthday.
I have been working on several projects. I get distracted so easily. Something cute comes along and I drop everything to work on it. I took the Strawberry Hill project to work on at the retreat. I didn't get much done as I spent most of my time trying to finish up Briar Rose and Beautiful. I started it on a too small piece of linen. Then I doodled with it just to see how it would look one over one. I have wanted to do a mattress pin cushion with the edge having a strawberry vine design.
I started it again on a larger piece of linen. I meant to just do the pin cushion part but I love the strawberry vine at the top so I added that. Then I thought of making a hufwife and I've kept going. I saw that there are six letters of the alphabet on a line and thought of doing my name instead. So I made a couple of copies of the chart and cut them up to see how it would look.
I didn't really want to stitch the alphabet so I am going with my name.
There is another strawberry vine at the bottom. This project is on 35 count but it doesn't look that tiny or delicate. I am feeling more comfortable with smaller counts.
I got some mail today. The mailman usually comes in the middle of the afternoon but today he came in the morning. He brought me a package that I had ordered two months ago.
It is a kit for 30 Mary Engelbreit ornaments. I want to start the tradition of making Claire a little Christmas ornament every year. Now I have to decide on which one. Too many cute ones to choose from!