Four days just absolutely flew by. It as been a very cold few days so it was nice to be inside with Miss Liesl. My sweet baboo was away for the past week, visiting his granddaughter and was delayed for a couple of days trying to return home. So it was just Liesie and me, taking naps, reading books and having stitchy evenings until late Friday evening. She was pretty excited to have her daddy home.
All of the Christmas trimmings and hall deckings have been put away for another year. I was better organized while I packed them, so hopefully next year will go a bit smoother. I will be vacuuming pine needles for months, little reminders of a happy family time.
I pulled my multi year WIP, Teresa Wentzer's Fruit Bell Pull out this weekend. I made good progress over the past few days. I did not know that so many shades of green existed in DMC. This piece uses all of them. Oy vey! There is also a lot of tweeding. Not my favorite. Particularly with all of that green. The grape leaves are becoming more defined though. Yay! Just four more panels of fruit after this.
I have decided to try something new since there is so much tweeding in this piece. I have ordered one of those Pako Needle Organizers so that I can keep needles loaded and at the ready. It should arrive this week. I am hopeful this will offset some of the slow nature of the threading and rethreading of needles. There is so much confetti stitching in this piece, that the rethreading is stealing some of the joy of the stitching.
I am very excited about the year ahead! I think 2016 is going to be a fabulous year! I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, too!