I feel like I am just overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done right now. I was stitching along on my Halloween Sweetbag Exchange, but the farther along I got on it, the more I realized that I had really really overestimated my ability to stitch quickly. I picked the cutest design, but it has a ton of confetti stitching and color changes. There is just no way I can get it stitched and made into a sweetbag by the 15th. It just won’t happen. So, I panicked today when reality set in and I’ve gone to Plan B. It is a cute design, but smaller. It will allow me to spend a little more time on constructing the bag, and it will alleviate alot of the paralyzing stress that the other piece was causing. So, I have made a start on the new piece and should be able to get it stitched over the weekend, and then I should be able to get it made up into a bag next week. Big sigh of relief, although I really really hate giving up. And I really wanted to send the other design (apparently I love the word really). Oh well. I just had too many things pile up at one time. I also have realized that I am very behind on stitching Gill’s cow for her, as well as I don’t yet have my sheep blanket for October done. This is the first month I’ve missed on that. Ugh. Here’s my progress though.
And, I received a chart from Karen V. She saw the Samplers and Such Quaker Sewing Bag chart on my wishlist and generously sent it to me. Isn’t this the cutest? You can purchase the bag separately, but I think a bag like this could easily be made, and I might put different handles on it. Thanks, Karen!!!
Finally, to replace the lilies of death that had to be pitched out, Eric (the sweetie) brought me these. I love the orange ones! They are so autumnal!
So, that’s all I have today. Wish I could show you more stitching, but pretty soon I should be able to get back to my regular projects. Have a great weekend.
I am grateful for Cherry Coke.