I have been all tensed up and on the edge of my seat. Why? Because I have been reading the new Jack Reacher novel, A Wanted Man. It is on my Ipad and I picked it up to take a break from stitching. Then I couldn't put it down! I keep waiting for the sudden unexpected event to happen. He's riding in a car with a couple of bad guys who have guns. At night. With a broken nose. I was finally able to stop reading when one of the bad guys shot at him. It was time for lunch anyway.
Thanksgiving went very well. I haven't forgotten how to cook. The trifle is long gone. DH is back to having fish tonight. I do have a hankering for brownies however. I never did get around to making prune bread.
I have been very bad about stitching the Grand Niece's name. I have two letters left and I should get busy. I have have been playing around with some things. You'll just have to imagine me having fun trying new stitches and colors of floss.
As I stitch, I think about stuff. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I have to think about Christmas and what to get Claire. I wanted to get her this darling horse rocker. The horse is made of white terry cloth but he isn't available until December 19th. I have to think of a Plan B. All I have for her so far is an animal puzzle that makes sounds. So I was looking online for the most adorable little girl's outfit ever. What I liked best was a smocked bishop neck dress. I could make that and I already have some material. This afternoon I went looking for a pattern in my stash. I think I found one that will do in the right size. I also have a pattern down in the crawl space for a watermelon dress. It is from many years ago but it such a cute idea. The round collar looks like a slice of watermelon and the seeds are black oval buttons.
I got the rest of the my order from ABC Stitch so that I have all the stuff for starting Victorian Painted Lady. I am going to take the Jackie project from Sampler and Antique Needlework magazine off the frame so I can put the congress cloth on it. Then it will be nun's stitches up the yingyang.
Santa let me order something very special this week - a mirror with doors!