Monday, December 21, 2015

2015 PS Santa

2015 Prairie Schooler Santa
stitched on 32-ct. Dirty Linen
with DMC

I put the last stitch in my first Prairie Schooler Santa yesterday while watching Downton Abbey reruns on PBS. Now comes the hard part... do I start another one? Maybe an ornament?
Or do I try to finish up Peppermint Twist at long last?

These are the kind of questions that keep me awake at night!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Onwards and Upwards

I'm still making progress on my 2015 Prairie Schooler Santa...

It seemed like it took forever to stitch all the red on his coat! He is quite a handsome gent though, even with only one hand!

I've also been working on my Fallingwater Lego model...

I finished the foundation earlier today. There are four additional sections which will all fit together to complete the model. I think the designer of this set did a great job in making the house blend in with the landscape, just like the real Fallingwater. I can't wait to have it all finished and put together!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Latest Obsession

We celebrated my 55th birthday on Friday and Phil gave me something I've been wanting for a long time. This is Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater from Lego's Architecture Series. I haven't put together a Lego set since my kids were growing up but luckily it's like riding a bicycle! I'm sure there are folks who would have it put together in a matter of hours but I'm going slow, savoring it like a rich dessert! It's quite satisfying snapping each section together! I definitely see another set like this in my future!

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

It's That Time of Year

Let's just say I learned a lesson after running out of my favorite Fall K-Cups before you could say cornucopia!

It makes me positively giddy! Although that might just be the caffeine!

Monday, December 07, 2015

Winter Foursome

I finished up this little Pine Mountain pillow last night while watching football with Phil. I love these kits because they take next to no time to stitch and when you're done you just tuck it into the little pillow and you're done! No muss, no fuss! I bought a couple of these for next to nothing at the last Midwest Stash Exchange at the House of Stitches in LaPorte. Always a good time there and bargains galore!

I've also been working on the 2015 Prairie Schooler Santa...

I have to confess this is my first ever PS Santa. A little late to the party, I know, but I love all the Prairie Schooler trees I've seen displayed up and down the internet block and have vowed to some day have one of my very ownsies! I have nearly all the charts so it's just a matter of getting them stitched and finished into ornaments!

(No problem, right?)

I've also been spending some time with Block 11 of my VoHRH but somehow made an error on the eaves of the school house despite counting and recounting eleventy gazillion times and spraying frog repellent from one end of the Chicken Ottoman Empire to another. I promise a picture as soon as I have everything straightened out.

Can you believe it's already the second week of December?? I could have used another month of Fall but I do love the holiday season!