Monday, December 07, 2009

Christmas is coming!

Just in case you haven't looked at your calendar. You have 17 shopping days left, 14 if you use Amazon as your shopping source.

I have 90% of my gifting done, who is left? My husband and daughter of course. Eventually I'll learn to withhold the good ideas for my own purposes instead of handing them off to the grandparents. Thats ok though school is over for me tomorrow and I will have some time to shop and think over the next couple of weeks.

We are decorated but without a tree yet, we need a non rainy evening to head out and get one, we have decided on a small one this year since we are leaving 2 days after christmas for a week at the beach with my parents. We did this 2 years ago when A was 6 months old and it helped deepen my post partum depression, but I hope this year will be better. A is walking and talking better than ever now, she has really progressed alot in the past 2 months (I'll have to put up some video for you all soon). She sings the alphabet song, and counts to 10, she is learning her colors, we definitely know red, others we still need some time on.

Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist

um Ok this was not supposed to be a baby post, sorry. Back to stitching. I finished another ornament (above) the Joy Tree by M designs (05). I have had the floss forever for it and just now got around to doing it...I should have plenty left for cording, although it seems a waste to use silk floss for cording. oh and just for fun, here is a better picture of the advent calendar (not it is not magnetic, just plain pressed board). I think it needs something else, Ian suggested a mirror in the center, but I am not sure.

Better pic
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist


Carolyn NC said...

OK - again, I really love this calendar - never mind the questions; I watched the video. Cute ornaments (all of them!). Do you mind if I ask at what university you teach? I'm right outside Raleigh, so I'm wondering how close we are...

Suzanne said...

Lovely stitching! Have you thought of having a hanging something in the middle of the wreath?

Julia said...

Please don't tell me how little time there is before Christmas! I have three papers to write and 50 essay to write before then! Makes me glad I don't buy people presents.