The weekend began with a day of baking. I made a family favorite, Italian Cream Cake. It was my step daughters 21st birthday last week and she requested the cake. I then woke up at 4:30 Saturday morning (UGH!) and since I could not go back to sleep I decided to make some pumpkin bread and banana nut bread. Then, you guessed it, off to the LNS for a fun day of stitching and stashing.
Isn't this the cutest tree. I got it in black so it could be used year round for ornaments. I am shamefully lacking in Christmas ones. I pulled my stitched ornaments out and only about have of the branches are filled. I do have several needing to be finished to help fill in the gaps but I will have to get busy to have a proper showing for the holidays. I thought it would look nice with the hanging pincushions or other small pieces in the off season.
Not a great picture but I picked up Fredrick and Fredericka by CHS. I got a lovely piece of Weeks linen called linen. Thy will look great on it. Opted for DMC rather than NPS. LNS doesn't stock them and I am too lazy to stalk them down on the Internet right now.
I also picked up the LK 6 fat men series. I think they will look so cute done up. Who knows when but they are hanging with the rest of the stash now. I worked on my retreat pieces while at the shop but didn't take any pictures of that. I am almost finished with the Blue Ribbon Designs piece and just need to add the ribbon leaves to the VS piece so hopefully by next week they will be finished. I also got my exchange piece ready to be finished. So all in all a productive weekend. And best of all no cleaning! My DSD is working just a few hours a day (3) and will be helping with that until she finds a full time job.
This was my first veteran's day with out my veteran Dad. It was hard and sad. We are just a few days away from the anniversary of his death and it has been a hard year. You will just be fine and then all the sudden something happens and makes you remember him and I have to fight back tears. Guess it goes on like this for a while.