We finally have a computer at home again! Yay! Lots of catching up to do. New Year's Eve was so fun - as usual we got to go to the home of our dear friends Jackie and Laurel. They have the best parties ever, best games, best food, best company. Robin and I are so grateful to be included in their gathering, we thought it would be really fun to have them over to our house. Robin saw the cutest ground hog day pancakes on Pinterest and we hatched a plan for a Ground Hog Day brunch. Skip to the punch line, we hadn't heard back on a definitive answer so we thought it was off. I really should have called the night before, but I didn't. Then I forgot. Ground Hog Day - sleeping in for the first time in many days...2 days worth of dirty dishes in the sink (that does happen, not a lot, but it does), the living room floor covered with bones, toys, and dog hair, the couch cover askew, no food in the fridge. Ding Dong. Best friends we are in awe of and want to impress are at the door. Oops. We all messed up. Being the sweeties they are, they forgave us. I'll laugh about this someday!
Work has been busy, we have been busy with college applications, and I have been squeezing in stitching whenever possible. I joined a Stitch-a-long blog to cross stitch a Christmas ornament each month (every other month is my choice, then there is a schedule of topics). For January, I had a little kit for a pineapple that I got in Colonial Williamsburg a few years ago and still had it. Here it is finished:
For February, the suggestion was for a reindeer, so I made this one by Lizzie Kate, just left the words off. I used rick rack to trim the edges, matching the color of the reindeer's scarf:
Another little project I made was a little lamb from a kit from the JustAnotherButtonCompany called Eugenia Tuffet. I think she turned out pretty cute:
My darling girl has been very creative lately with her art, and surprised me a few days ago when I looked over and this is what I saw: