So...here we are in December. I'm trying to wrap my head around to these winter holidays while living in a climate that - other than having shorter days - is decidedly NOT winter. Last year we arrived on New Year's Eve, still in winter clothes and not quite ready to shed them. But this year we arrived much earlier and let me tell you... I don't even remember what my jeans and sweaters look like.
OK...so since I popped in here last, we visited our son in Georgia for Thanksgiving. I had a great week there and OMG - that boy can cook a turkey that's unbelievable! My daughter-in-law and I cooked all the side dishes and they were great, but the turkey? Probably the best I've ever eaten.
In between shopping and getting the kitchen ready for the Big Day, I squeezed in time to visit the Georgia Museum of Art to see the exhibit of Georgia's Girlhood Embroidery. What a delight! I've downloaded a couple of the online photos from the webpage, but seeing them in person was much, much better.
|Frances Rowe - photo from Georgia Museum of Art website.|
|Mary Smallwood Sampler - photo from Georgia Museum of Art website|
After Thanksgiving we left Georgia and drove on down to St. Petersburg Florida, our home for the next 6 months.
I'll share some of my recent stitching with you. I know everyone everywhere is stitching wonderful Christmas and Winter pieces, but not me. I honestly can't get into it. So I've been stitching a BBD piece that I've had in my stash forever. I even recharted it to read "The lake appears all golden", but times have changed and its original text is just fine now. I have lots more stitching to do on this, but here's where I am now:
I'm working on finding a home for my other needlework in our Florida home. So much of my stitching has been very traditional, but Florida architecture and interior decorating feels quite different than that. So I'm trying to find a balance - tropical and beachy without being twee and still feeling kind of traditional. I've come across a few mermaid pieces and some nautical samplers, but if anyone has any specific suggestions, I'd be happy to read them.
So that's what's up with me for the month of December. I'll be back in January, but in the meantime, I'll leave you with a sunset over Boca Ciega Bay.