NW Arkansas has had a beautiful fall. We are just now starting to have crisp cold nights. Day temps have ranged any where from 60-85 degrees. And the other night I think we had our first frost warning of the season. I brought in my Pineapple and Hibiscus plants so they will be roasty toasty for the winter. I looked out my window in my sewing room and I had roses still blooming in November. Wow.
I have been stitching but it seems like I am jumping from one project to another and not really accomplishing anything. Kinda feel like I am in a slump but not really as I really am stitching. I think what it is, is that I have so much that I want to stitch on and finish and I get so overwhelmed as there is not enough time in the day.....that I just don't want to stitch at all, but look at everyone's else's finishes, wishing I had mine done. I need to get back onto a rotation and stick with the plan.
May be this will help....or will it. On Tuesday I am starting a Jackie du Plessis online class with the Shining Needle Society called "Pinks for Pearls". I just love the soft pastel colors of this project.
I got my kit in the mail yesterday and can't wait to get started.
Will post progress pictures.
I have taken several online classes with Jackie and 1 class in person. It seems lately that I am on a Jackie stitching kick. I won a retired project by Jackie called, "Cotton Fields". I had asked her when she was here in Arkansas in August if this was still available. Sadly "No" she said. Then I saw it on eBay and won. It is so cute and all over one. I have stitched the little tray and now am working on the scissor fob.
I am also working on The Gifts' Presentation Tray of Jackie's'. See what I mean about being on a Jackie kick. I just love the color of this. It is a pink hand dyed silk. It will be gorgous once it is done.
That's it.....once it is done. I have several projects that needs the finishing done and it seems like I cannot get to the finishing. I know I need to set aside time but it seems like the boys still need me for somethings. I guess I shouldn't complain....one day they will not be here. In less then 2 years B will be off to college and in another 2 years R will be following right behind him. B won't be going to the University of Arkansas as they do not have a men's swim team, so he has set his sights on other colleges. One being ASU in Tempe. Oh that would be awesome as I can visit him and Jean Lea at The Attic. B said he might even stay in the Phoenix area after college. He loves the area and so do I. R on the other hand wants to go to MIT. So one kid on the east coast on a1 kid on the west and me in the middle. I guess that will work.
Anyways.....cross county season has ended for R and short course for swimming is beginning to hit full swing. B is doing well coming off of his shoulder injury. He is right on his times and getting stronger all the time. Needs to drop about 5-8 more secs in his breast strokes and then he will be ready for a Div. 1 college. He is ready right now for a Div. 2 college. We will see who wants him.
Well I guess that is about it for now. Need to get back to stitching on something.
Have a great week fellow stitchers.