I know that you're all more interested to know about the owner of the underpants than you are to read about my needlework. Sorry to disappoint you, but my daughter has been away for a couple of days, so the mystery will continue for a bit longer. I thought about asking my son, but then decided that it would be way too creepy. Evidently my internal creepiness monitor thinks that posting about the underwear is ok, but actually talking face to face about them is somehow much creepier.
I didn't finish-finish any ornaments for my little tree this year, so thank goodness for my good friend Barb! When we met for lunch in Wooster back in December, she gave me this sweet little ornament. It's so great because I actually had wanted to stitch this myself, too, but knew I'd never get to it. A few years ago, I decided that Barb and I were living parallel lives and this just goes to show that it's true. Thanks again Barb!
While my mom and other various guests were here, I attached the cording to my Santa pillow of the year. I'm not stitching these in any meaningful order. It's usually the Santa that appeals to me the most at the time. So here's the front:
And here's the back! Not Christmasy fabric, but instead I had some small sunflower motif fabric leftover from another project.
Finally, a very old seasonal sampler series that I finally mounted and popped into a frame. I stitched this about 20 years ago. I'll try to dig up some info about it, but I can tell you now that it's stitched with DMC on Summer Khaki Aida.
Today my project will be to clean this nasty office. If you looked at my home office right now, you'd never, ever hire me as your bookkeeper. Dave can't fire me because he's married to me, but anyone else would probably kick my butt to the curb. It's not even one of those good kind of messes, where I can say to people, "Don't touch anything! I know where everything is!" Instead, it's one of those messes that I've created because I can't find anything, so the entire place gets tossed while I look for one sheet of paper.
So today is the day. If you don't hear from me for several days, please send the fire department with a ladder and hatchet.