Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Monday Night Stitching and Margaritas!

What could be better than stitching on a rainy night with great friends at Needle House?  Well, I can tell you what could be better....stitching on a rainy night at Needle House AND taking a break to go to Berryhill Tamales for Margaritas AND, then, coming back to Needle House to stitch some more!

I feel certain that if anyone is reading this (shout out to Famous Jen Reed), you are quite sick of me making excuses for the fact that I am not working on the stocking for Henry.  Well, Monday night I continued with my procrastinating ways and worked on the Kelly Clark Nativity Camel.  The Kelly Clark Nativity seems to be the gift that keeps on giving to me!  Apparently, it was not enough that I had 12 (TWELVE) pieces to complete, I simply had to indulge my affinity for the Little Drummer Boy and purchase the canvas of the young man to add to my TWELVE Nativity pieces.  I blame it all on the animated Little Drummer Boy which premiered a couple weeks before Christmas in 1968 and is still shown year after year.

Remember him?  Well, Kelly's Little Drummer Boy is much more handsome.  The only issue was that he had a cat sitting next to him and since my allergies to cats most likely extends to the painted cat as well, I asked a special favor of Kelly and she was sweet enough to paint the cat out and change it to a urn (maybe the cat jumped in there...either way, out of sight, out of mind!).  

Perhaps, you think that I would stop with THIRTEEN Kelly Clark Nativity canvasses.  Well, you might guess, that I did not.  I fell in love with the Creche that Amy Bunger stitched and created an incredible guide for as well.  I own it, but,of course.

So, a quick update on this project:  completed from this series is The Holy Family (Mary, Jesus, & Joseph), the three wisemen, the Angel of the Lord, the Shepherd, the sheep, the donkey, and the elephant.  The camel, the drummer boy, and the Creche are still to be stitched.  

So, now have I made you come to the dark side with me in the pit of procrastination?  Welcome, aboard!

I believe, when thinking about my procrastinating ways on Henry's stocking,  I will invoke the words of Scarlett O'Hara, " I can't think about that today, I'll simply go crazy if I do.  I will think about that tomorrow."
Thank you, Scarlett!

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