Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Super Secret Hush-Hush Surprise Project (and a chat.)

That's what I'm working on. I have it all laid out on my table right now, waiting for a piece to dry, and I hope to be able to start putting it together tomorrow. If all goes well, I should be able to share it on Friday - if not, then Monday. (I would share it now, but it's a gift, and I don't want the recipient to stumble upon this. Then it wouldn't be a very good surprise anymore.)

In the meantime, I'm still slowly plugging away on the cross-stitch Christmas stocking for the baby - why, WHY does it have to take so long? And I've had to pull out whole rows because I never will remember to start the stitch from the bottom left, like the directions say to. I know in the grand scheme of things it won't be that noticeable, but I will know. And it will drive me crazy forever. I just want to get this thing done, so I can start on those adorable ornaments! 

I generally get excited for Christmas early, but I don't think it's ever been this early. These projects are making me want to start playing carols already, but then I remember that here in Minnesota, Christmas usually comes with snow. That freezes (haha) my enthusiasm a little...snow and I are not the best of friends. Not even frenemies. Snow is like that person you really don't like, try hard to avoid, and if the unavoidable happens, you just give a civil nod and bite your tongue, because there's nothing you can do about it now. 

Winter is probably the only time I'm going to miss Jacksonville (NC, where we previously lived while my husband was serving in the Marine Corps.) The winters there were comparatively, well, perfect, if you're like me and don't have much use for the cold. I can't say I'm complaining about living here now, though. The humidity is eversoslightly easier to take, and it typically isn't quite as hot. Plus, we have a lot of family and friends here, and having someone to visit with always makes the weather a little more bearable, whatever season.

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