Well, that was quite a week we just had. My daughter started looking pretty yucky Monday night, so we scurried over the the Urgent Care — two hours later and we received the dreaded flu diagnosis! BTW, that test for H1N1 is more than just “a little uncomfortable”, don’t be fooled by well-meaning nurses. To make life even more interesting, I developed bronchitis/pneumonia. Elizabeth and I spent a few days informally competing to see who’s fever was highest at any given time and listening to each other moan. Fun. Thank God for Tamiflu and Zithromax.
In between disinfecting the house (with Lysol spray in one hand and Clorox wipes in the other) and staring intently at my daughter (looking for indications of how her illness was progressing), I got a bit of stitching done. I started this cute little witch, changing some of the charted colors. I wanted her to have cheerier socks (she’s a happy witch) so they’ll be purple & green, and her hat needs to be jazzed up as well.
This design, “His Name is Jesus”, is taking me forever to stitch. I don’t know what the deal is, but it’s slow going. I guess I’d probably be a little further along on it if I weren’t stitching cute little witches. The full design can be seen and downloaded on this page, in case you can’t stand the suspense.
Along with my bronchitis, I developed startitis and decided to begin something festive. I fell in love with “ABC Christmas” as soon as I saw the model in Linda’s room at the recent trade show, and thought it would go perfectly onto this piece of Crystal Relic fabric (which I also fell in love with at the show) by Picture This Plus. And it does. Go perfectly.
You might have noticed that this fabric is Aida… I like Aida for some things. I am perfectly capable of stitching on linen, but I still like Aida for some projects, and this is one of them. Unfortunately I won’t be able to take this WIP to my local stitching group meetings, which is where some of the nicest linen snobs you’ll ever meet congregate. I learned long ago, after about the 20th comment of, “we have to get you off that Aida” that it’s just safer to bring linen-based projects to our get-togethers. They keep me in the group, but it’s on a “don’t ask, don’t tell” basis.