This is Whatcha Working on Wednesday so do go over and check Leslie's My Country Home to see what everyone else has been working on. I can't even remember everything I worked on since my last post (it's that CRS - Can't Remember Stuff) but I do remember getting our cool weather clothing out, packing for the trip, stopping the paper and mail, buying snacks and goodies for the trip, spending some time with family and friends, doing a big project on the Internet and making sure the house is spotless (I hate coming home to a mess!). And I have been busy working on another big project Behind My Red Door and I'll share that exciting news next week when we get home.
AND of course I have to have something tangible to show you today. I have been working on this wool wall hanging of Father Christmas. I have a growing Father Christmas collection that I started 25 years ago or more that I put out the day after Thanksgiving and this will be a great addition. I even have the perfect spot picked out - over my little desk in the living room. I love the plaid wool of his coat, and though it is hard to tell from my picture, the background is hand dyed tweed. This pattern is called Santa's Little Helper and is a Primitive Cellar original and it is available here. I have all the pieces ready to stitch together and it needs some other details like crows feet, facial features and some rusty bells in place of buttons, and a rusty star for the top of the tree. I am bringing it with me to work on in the our hotel suite in the evenings when DH is doing work on his laptop. We have a 2 room suite with a fireplace so it will be nice place to relax and warm up and sip some mulled cider after a long day exploring the woods of Maine.
I recently shared with you the goodies I received in a swap with Karen of My Yellow Farmhouse. Now I am excited to share with you that Karen has opened an online shop selling wool, patterns, and other supplies and it is aptly named Farm House Woolens. If you are like me and you have a difficult time finding nice wool and patterns locally, check out her new shop. She doesn't have everything in stock and but she is always adding more so go on over and check it out. She is the nicest gal and sooooooo talented! If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing her blog, you really need to check it out. I love it when I see she has a new post! It's always interesting and there is always eye candy. We love our pics, don't we??!!
So my blogging friends, this is it for me for this week and I need to get a move on. We are having a new mattress delivered today so taking the whole bed apart and remaking the new one, along with last minute packing and errands will keep me busy today. I probably won't get to visit blogs or answer until next week and I am still not quite caught up from last week. That big Internet job I had to do took up so much online time, I was getting cross-eyed. I'll be back up to speed next week so save your best posts for me. I hope that each of you has a wonderful weekend and can enjoy some fall goodness in some way. Sip some cider, bite into a crunchy apple, walk in some fallen leaves or just breath in the cool crisp air. The season is all too short so soak it in while you can. We certainly intend to!
Until next time - hugs, Linda
P.S. Here are a few clues as to my exciting news! Don't forget to check back next week!
Bet you can't guess!??!