11 November 2005
RRs, SALs, & exchanges - I have to laugh!
Recently I made this big promise to myself that I was cutting back on outside stitching obligations so I would have more time to stitch for the kids, charity, and our home. And now, despite my best intentions, listen to this:

* My MA exchange group has decided to do a Christmas exchange after all, with a mailing deadline of 5 December!

* I've joined two SALs in my Stitching Smalls group for January!

* And I have an 18-month massive RR beginning around December!

I just have to laugh at myself.

Right now I'm working on my Aunt's Christmas gift. I do still have two (?) gifts to stitch and a few to finish, ha ha ha. Or since it's Christmas related, ho ho ho!

I have received the supplies I need for my SALs (my Stitching Bits and Bobs order arrived today!) and the stitching requirements aren't excessive.

I have received the linen and a special pattern for the RR (pictured below), but I really need to go through my stash for other suitable patterns. I need to come up with 8 or 9 houses/building scenes in total.

And somewhere before December 5th, I also need to get my Sinterklaas charity packets ready (drawstring bags filled with small gifts for nursing home residents) ... hmmm. Cloning isn't an option - the thought of two of me is just too terrifying to contemplate.

Anyway, while I reflect on what an outstanding job I have done cutting back on my outside obligations, you can oogle my SBB stash. It's laid out on my infamous lilac ice fabric. Zoanna, thanks a lot for the charity drawstring bag suggestion - I plan to make more charity packages (in the form of drawstring bags) for the local nursing home residents.

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(That fairie with an attitude is intended for Rowen, my darling daughter who will someday rule the world.)
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