After yesterday's stitching marathon, I was determined that today I would figure out what I wanted to use to personalize the bottom panel, that today was the day I was going to chart it out and stitch it, and that today I was absolutely going to start the construction of Tsubaki.
I didn't do any of those things.
I still can't make up my mind what to say.
So, I decided to pull out the next project I was going to do as part of my Zen stitching and trooped upstairs to get it. The plan was to start Ode to Jane Austen after Tsubaki.
So I pulled Ode out of its storage bin.
And while doing that, I noticed another project that would work well for Zen stitching and pulled it out. It's been aging in the stash for quite a long time.
So, here it is:
And, instead of finishing Tsubaki or starting Ode, I did this:
What can I say? I'm a fickle stitcher. And Ode did come downstairs with me.
And I almost got really fickle since this arrived in today's mail:
Amy Mitten offered this brilliant set of decorations, one for each day of Advent. They're stitched on a relatively large count of linen with a fine wool thread. And to add to the excitement, Amy offers a little gift to go in each mitten, so you get a goody each day of Advent.
I have to say, I had a brief moment of madness. No, I'll take that back. I had several moments of bugnutz craziness when I thought I could start working on the mittens today and stay ahead of the calendar and get one stitched for each day of Advent in advance and have a mitten to put each day's goody in. And then I could take the goody out of its mitten and open it.
This might work if I didn't have a job and if we weren't going to Williamsburg next week.
So, I've decided I'll work on them at a more leisurely pace and have them ready for Christmas 2020.
However, I'm going to open one goody each day this year.
Could you resist this?
I am going to try to withstand temptation to the point that I open only one a day.
And I get to start on Sunday!