Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Blog Giveaway, A Finish, and Winter Arrives

The charts in the picture above are the charts I am using to make these four stockings. They are Shepherd's Bush stockings--the pattern names are Robert, Sheree, and Charles. These charts are all brand-spankin new--for some reason I had two of each of them. I guess this is what you would call disorganized shopping or something to that effect. These charts could be yours if you want them. Just leave a comment saying you want them. I will draw one winner sometime about noon (CST) on Saturday, April 4. I will try to do this in between party preparations for the big birthday bash the next day.

I finished this stocking offically this morning. I had to add the braid and bangs to the girl and to tell the truth I was a little nervous about it. I cross-stitch and that is about the limits of my talents, but all in all I thought the bangs and braid look pretty much like the cover of the pattern. The only problem I had was getting the nine stands of Alpaca thread in the same holes to do the braid. It actually took three hands, and like 99.9% of the human race I have only two, so I had to go to my mom's house and borrow one of hers.

And this is the scene outside my front door on March 28, 2009. I don't expect this to last long because the weather here has been warm for so long, and tomorrow it is supposed to be 50 degrees. So needless to say we aren't doing a snow day dance here.

I took a personal day yesterday to spend the last day of Jon's spring break with him. We planned to go somewhere, have lunch, do a little shopping here and there. The weather was crappy, he said he would rather invite a friend over. I wouldn't let him do that when he was staying at Grandma's all day long. We started with one friend, then Abby came over, later the kid down the street came by. Somehow it felt like I was at work with all of those kids in the house.

Have a great week.


Vonna said...

Oh, your stocking is gorgeous :) The braid and bangs look perfect!
Congrats on the finish!!!

Brigitte said...

This stocking is so beautiful. I just love SB and their Earth people.
Please, include me in the drawing.