Yes, I gave in to temptation, without much of a fight I'm afraid, and had the Silver Needle send me this year's Lizzie Kate Spirit of Christmas Mystery Sampler, with the beads, floss, and fabric. This mystery will come in three parts and WDW has a special floss, Oyster, and PTP dyed Heartland just for this series. The Oyster floss is a greyed lavender over-dye - very pretty and all the floss is set off nicely on the Heartland linen. I chose 32ct linen.
Here's where I left off Sunday evening, after having to do some reverse stitching - argh!! I like this first part of the mystery, and am excited about the coming additions.
On Red Velvet Inscription I completed the E square and got a good bit done on the F square.
This linen is 40ct and I'm using one strand of floss. I have such a long way to go that I am thinking about keeping it close and stitching one length of floss every day on this project. Perhaps I'll see it finished sooner that way!
My schedule is getting filled again with the usual activities now that the new school year has begun. Yesterday we had our first choir practice, and today we started adult ESL classes. I'll be teaching Monday and Tuesday morning, level 3. This level reads at about a 1st grade level, and they need confidence and experience speaking English. This year I have Vietnamese, Kurdish (who also speaks Arabic), Burmese, and Iraqi ladies in my class. We had a great time this morning and I know we're going to have a lot of fun learning this year!
We got rain in the Northwest yesterday and with it much cooler temperatures. I heard Montana even got some snow. I hope it helped cut the fires down! At least the sky is blue again, instead of flat brown from smoke. Thank you for praying!
I hope you had a marvelous weekend. Now let's have a grand time this work week!