Okay so my battery's all charged now and I got some pics of those Prairie Schooler charts that arrived. I really love these! As soon as Faith is complete, I've got the small sampler from Pumpkin Patch all kitted up and ready to go. It seems I like their seasonal pieces the most. I still would like to get Winter Winds and I believe there is a Spring piece as well. However I'm not as fond of their Santas. I've always been a big fan of folk art but for some strange reason these ones just don't do it for me. However I have thought about doing one for my friend Trish. She absolutely adores folk art. She's commented on my stitching several times (favourably, lol!) and since she's not a stitcher herself I might be tempted to do one of these for her as a Christmas gift. Trish is one of those friends who has everything! She and her husband own a Home Hardware Store and Trish is the craft buyer for the store. I love some of the things she comes home with from the buying trips in Toronto.
I've also thought she might like something by Blackbird Designs. So if I run out of time as the holiday approaches I just might finish off the Country Garden I did earlier for her.
I did manage to get a few more stitches into Faith this week once I started feeling more human.
I haven't done nearly as much as I would have liked. I found myself nodding off more than once!Here's my progress so far.
If you get a chance, drop by Judy's blog and check out how she recently finished Faith. She changed the colour of the border and her butterfly and it looks fantastic!
Voting day in Ontario is over now and all the talk at work was about the Premier's announcement of a new statutory holiday in February. There was more talk about this than about who won the election! For those of you who live in the US and haven't heard, we are to get a new holiday on the third Monday of every February called Family Day. There were a lot of mixed thoughts on this. Several people thought that the amount of money in lost business revenue just wasn't worth it, since in Canada most stores and businesses don't open on stat holidays. Then there is the question of whether or not Heritage Day in Feb. will still exist. I know that this wasn't an official stat holiday but our hospital had adopted it and was counting it as one of the stats for staff. You can bet they're not likely to pay out for two stat holidays in the same month! It should be interesting to see what happens as a result of this.
Fall weather has officially arrived! For the first time, I had to drag out the fall jacket and actually put some socks on! I absolutely hate having to put anything on my feet again other than sandals. I expect on my days off I'll be boxing up the summer clothes and bringing out the sweaters again. Didn't I just put those away?!