Thursday, March 12, 2009

Headaches, LNS, and Santa Moon

This post has been in "draft" phase since last week. Motherhood, migraines, and life in general interfered with my actually finishing and posting it...

So better late than never right?

I went to my LNS on Saturday the 28th of February to pick up a few small odds and ends for the giveaway to celebrate our recent addition - Lady Bug. DH sat quietly and patiently in the framing corner with Cuddle Bug playing with toys while I mozied around the store for well over an hour - touching everything I could :) When all was said and done, I didn't leave with anything new for me, but I did enjoy oogling all the pretties. I just can't make sense of spending the money when I already have unfinished projects (even though DH said I could have whatever I wanted). I have too much self control for my own stashing good!

I did get the stitching on a little something finished that Saturday night. I finished the crescent Santa face from PS's Santa Moon chart. I actually hate to admit I started this little guy last year - probably in July or August. It was going to be a quick little one day project. But I got sidetracked that day halfway through, it got put away, and then it didn't come back out until this weekend! Someone smack me! When I saw him half-finished I decided nothing was getting done until my quick little 6 month project got his final stitch. So here it is. I must never let something this small and simple go by the wayside again. I will say that stitching on black linen is no easy feat!

Crescent Santa Face from Santa Moon by Prairie Schooler
Thread: DMC
Fabric: Black Cashel Linen
Stitched: Summer 2008 - 2/28/09


And I posted my little giveaway yesterday for anyone interested in winning something small from a novice stitcher :)

Hugs to all the wonderful stitchers out there! Your kindness and support mean the world to me!

11 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Motherhood, migraines and life ... ah yes, I know it well. In my case, you can substitute 'sinus headaches' for migraines, though. ;)

Love the Santa!

Kathy A. said...

Motherhood, migraines and life --- derailment for sure. So happy that you are feeling better and have a little stitching done.
You went to a LNS and bought nothing! Tell me how it's done.

Sally said...

Lova the little Santa! So cute!

Hope your migraines stay away for a long time.

Lisa said...

your Santa is so cute, i've never attempted to stitch on black, the thought of it fills me with dread!

How good were the little ones and you at the LNS, the kids gave you perfect peace and the chance to enjoy the shopping expierience, and you never gave into temptation, I need to get some of your will power!

Cheryl said...

Cute finish! Ive stitched on a dark blue linen before and i found it really hard so imagine black must be a nightmare. It looks good though!
Wow, you must have good willpower to resist buying anything at the LNS :)

Michele said...

love your finish! sorry about the migraines .. not fun at all :(

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your baby girl, she is adorable. The Santa moon is very cute.

Michele B. said...

It's so nice to hear you say "I went to my LNS." Remember when you were afraid to go? Look how far you have come in so little time! Hope your migraines are all gone now and you're back to your usual self.

Michelle. said...

How could I have failed to notice that we live in the same city?! I could smell meet up in the future hmmmm....

BTW, Santa face is cute and makes a perfect crescent!

stitcherydoo said...

I would never had had your willpower, to go shopping through the LNS for a whole hour and leave with nothing! You go, girl!

That's a cute little Santa moon. lol

Sharon said...

That Santa is adorable. I commend you for stitching on black.