What day is it? With two days off of school last week due to the extreme cold, then two days off this week for a holiday and an institute day, the kids seem to have had another winter break. My schedule is completely out of whack and here we are headed into the weekend again before I even got a handle on the weekdays.
Our cold snap was so bad that I didn't do any sewing at all in the basement (where my machine is located). When there are ice crystals in your laundry detergent, that's too cold to craft. Instead I stitched on some handwork projects that had been neglected for far too long.
Now added to the finished list - The Quilting Bee (Wee Wonderfuls design)
I stitched it on regular linen that I bought for making clothing. While I enjoyed stitching on the fabric, I'm not so happy with how the colors came out on the natural tone of the linen. I think in the future, I'll stick to a single color floss when stitching on a darker background. I'd intended for the figures to look like the girls and myself (someday- I can dream, can't I?). It would have come out much better on a white background. Also, I chose my hair color before visiting the salon this week for some help with the gray. I can't believe how well the mousy brown floss I chose matched my previous hair color. Very sad.
On a better note, I have actually started to catch up on some sewing projects and completed a few new ones from the Zakka Sewing book I just got. A little thrifting was squeezed in over the weekend as well. The title of this post reminds me that I also need to catch up over at Common Threads. Looks like I have my work cut out for me this weekend. Lots of pictures to take and posts to plan.