Friday, November 6, 2009

Temptations and Secrets

How's that title for grabbing your attention? Cloaked in secrecy and loaded with temptations, my guess is you are wondering what I'm up to. Nothing as devious as the title sounds but you'll have to read on to find out what I'm talking about! LOL!!

I know we're told to flee temptations, but I have a couple here that i just couldn't resist. Hold on to your socks and be thankful that you aren't at my house or you'd be tempted too! So what's the temptation you ask? Here they are...yes, the infamous Oreo cookies. There is a package of them sitting on the counter in the kitchen and they call my name whenever I walk by. *sigh* DH buys them and then there they sit...tempting me, and I try so hard to avoid them...and every now and then, my resolve dissolves.
But the REAL temptation that I should have fled and didn't is this.... Thea Gouverneur's London. Yes, I justified it by saying it was my birthday and it was the ONE thing I REALLY wanted, and it arrived at my LNS yesterday. Today was my day off soooooooo...I had to make the pilgrimage to get it. We visited London a few years ago and these are all the
places we visited. Isn't it great? Am I insane? YES! But I can't wait to sink my teeth into this baby...and I'll be good and wait until after the first of the year. Any bets on how long this will take? And if I'll be completely insane at the end?

I'll treat you to a few of the things I'm working on now...are you ready? Today week 45 came out of the ASAW. I'll be so sad when this finishes as I'm having a blast trying to make each one unique. Here are two pictures, one of this weeks pattern, and one of the entire piece I have stitched so far. The middle is missing because I can't decide what to do, if I want the alphabet or the garden motif. It's a quandry...and suggestions?

I've been thinking about Christmas...eeek! It's a bit early for me, but with the Christmas commercials on tv coming out already, decorations in the stores, and people clamoring to get their framing done before Christmas it's hard to ignore. So I broke down and stitched this. It will go in a whimsy frame with a snowflake on it, maybe I'll take another picture when I get it framed. Cute isn't it?

Now...for the secret. Shhhhh...don't breath a word of this to my Mom. She doesn't do the internet thing so I'm going to post a picture of something I'm making her for Christmas. I'm curious to see if anyone knows what this is. Any guesses?

Last but not least, I was sitting here quietly typing (ok not so quietly) and I heard an incredible ruckus upstairs. I ran up to see the rug in front of the door askew, the cat tree toppled on its side and a pounding on the stairs. I thought I might have been overrun by a burglar but all I found was this...

How could such a cutie make such a mess? Since he and I are the only ones here, it had to be him because I know I didn't wreck the havoc I found. They sure know how to look innocent, but underneath all the fur lies a demon in disguise! LOL

Have a good evening!


nutmegg said...

At last some news from DJ,love all the stitching you have been doing.....xoxoxo

Dawn said...

Lovely stitching DJ.I love the London pattern, can't wait to see that stitched.Just resist the cookies, either that or blame it on the cat(lol).