We are coming to the end of a very pleasant week. My husband has been at home this week, and it is very nice to have all of us at home at once for several days. We have had a big breakfast every morning. We have had waffles twice, french toast, breakfast burritos, and homemade biscuits with sausage and gravy. Not exactly a low-cal menu. It is a very good thing that this doesn't happen too often. The kids are happy with their new things, especially new Wii and Nintendo DS games, and my husband is happy and fixing things around the house that need to be fixed. And I am happy to spend time with them...and, of course, to stitch.
I picked up my Engelbreit piece yesterday and made some progress. I have stitched part of the sign which will say "To a friend's house, the road is never long" when it is completed. I find this to be such a fun and easy stitch...quite a break from my HAEDs. The bright colors are very different from my usual stitching, and it is fun to do something different. I can even sort of watch TV and stitch this one. Tonight I stitched on it while we were watching a couple episodes from season one of Babylon 5, which was one of husband's Christmas gifts.
I have also been thinking about what I want to start in 2008, and even what I would like to finish in 2008. There are a couple of SALs that I would like to join.
I am trying to choose a sampler to stitch in the Sampler SAL on the HAED Forum. I would really like to do Sampler Saisons by Anagram Diffusion. I just love that design, but the more I think about it, the size of it (549 x 557) is just too intimidating. I am also tempted to start the Historic Countries Sampler being released in sections in The Gift of Stitching online magazine. And finally, I would love to start Mouline Rouge by Long Dog. I am going to have to make a decision soon so I can get the fabric and fibers before the 3rd weekend in January.