Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Beginnings


Beginning a new year with a couple of new projects! First is the VS "Baby's 1st Christmas" ornaments that I'm doing for my grandsons. Just have one more oval to work and they'll be ready to ornamentify. I showed them to Mystie this afternoon and she was quite pleased with the colors and how they would complement the other ornaments she has for her tree. We decided to not put a tassel on the bottom. I don't usually care that much for them and they make it more difficult to hang unless you have a very open tree.

The other new project I'm working on with Connie.
We're stitching the Shepherd's Bush ornaments from the 2000 JCS ornament issue on. I found a nice piece of 32 ct linen in my stash and decided to stitch all eight on one piece of fabric, two rows of four. Connie will stitch each one individually then piece them all together. This project has been in the back of my mind to do for quite awhile and when she brought it up the other day, I decided to jump on it. They're small and quick to do, and I'll soon be stitching on another project.

School resumed today, the DGSs came today, everything is as it was before the 19th of December (or so). Of course, Brendan couldn't find the algebra book he was supposed to have for class today, so we both spent a good hour looking for them. I figured it was a good time to go through the mass of loose papers he has all over and I'd come across the books eventually. Of course, I didn't find it until all that work was done and there they were - pretty much in plain sight - he should have seen them himself. Just like he was unable to see the broom when I asked him to sweep the kitchen this morning. Gotta get that kid a cup of coffee in the morning and rev him up!! Tonight he's playing in a local Yugioh card tournament. I wouldn't normally want him to play on a school night, but the Saturday tournament last week was rescheduled to an earlier time and he wasn't aware of the change until it was too late - very sad puppy he was. So mama let him play tonight. But he's going to work his you-know-what off tomorrow to catch up on his schoolwork. (Classes at his co-op school are on Tuesdays/Thursdays.)

The other kids got right back into their routine with Homeschool p.e. this morning, then the twins had speech therapy. A new therapist is taking over most of the work at our local public school and I'm sure she'll do well with the boys, but I hate that Mrs. Shoop won't be finishing the job she started. She hates it too, but she was just so overloaded and the district finally hired another therapist to help her out. We go way back with her - she helped my ds Geoff out when he was about 9-10 years old.

Melanie and Geoff are both back at classes at the community college. Geoff's hours at Best Buy have been cut back now that the holidays are over, but it works out since he's a student again. I get a little nervous about them driving this time of year and I awaken to the radio station that gives the best road reports and school closures in the early mornings. So far they haven't had any problems and I pray it stays that way!

14 comments:

BeckySC said...

Hi Von!
The ornaments are lovely! I can't wait to see them finished!
Your SB project is looking great too!

hugs :)

KarenV said...

I love the ornaments Von, very pretty! I'm also planning on stitching the SB 2000 years ago series on one piece of fabric - you've made a great start and I'm looking forward to your progress :)

Isabelle said...

Von, your ornaments are gorgeous!
Your SB is going to look wonderful :)

Lelia said...

The Shep Bush ornaments are going to be lovely. Should be pretty done on a piece of 32 count : )

We have a lot of rain and gloom here -- temperature continues to hover above freezing.

Makes me want to pull out my afghan project & have some hot tea nearby.

Barbara said...

Wow, it sounds so busy at your house! Phew. How do you keep up with it?

Your ornaments are great, and I think the SB project is just so fantastic. I love their ornaments. Have fun!

Cathy said...

You are on a roll with the Baby's First Christmas ornaments. The SB 2000 Years Ago looks good too - I've been meaning to stitch this one for sometime now!

Isn't it wonderful when kids go back to school?!?!

Chiara said...

Your Shepherd's Bush ornaments is lovely!!!

tkdchick said...

Fantastic ornaments Von!

Lili said...

They're great projects, Von! Of course, I especially appreciate the ornies! Now I see what you meant the other day! I am also thinking about starting another one, but I need to think of my mom's birthday and mothers' day first...
Have a nice stitching week end!

Dawn said...

Your ornaments are beautiful! My kids are the same way with looking for stuff. I tell them all the time "if it would have been a snake it would have bitten you".

Have a good weekend!

Ali B said...

I just love your latest projects Von, lovely designs, colours and I think the fabric also makes such a difference - I have really taken to evenweaves, linens etc as an alternative to aida!

Jenna said...

Great job on the ornaments, Von. I see that you chose to do the back similar to what I did. I like having the motifs repeated on the back. Can't wait to see them finished!

AnneS said...

Von, your VS ornaments are looking good - and I'm really looking forward to seeing the SB series stitched up ... what a great idea to stitch them all on one piece of fabric :) Seeing yours might give me a new love for these - I'm on the fence right now I think just because I don't like the fabric they're on in the magazines - yours looks much more vibrant ;)

kirsten said...

hi mom that looket like a lot of work,