It's snowing, adding 1"-3" this afternoon and much more overnight. And you know what that means. So I'll try to keep it short and sweet.
First off, giveaway post will be this evening, and I'm leaning toward the GC. Many of you are international and don't enter the offers because of the high postage costs, and I appreciate that, but you are always welcome regardless.
A gift certificate = no shipping = more entries!
My mind has been really scary recently, like forgetting to put my cup under the Keurig and searching for that coffee because I knew I brewed a cup. Yesterday I saw a sampler snippet on Facebook that I found interesting so I wrote the name on my pad to check for a full view later. Well, later, I wondered who the hell Esther Coggeshall was and sprained my brain trying to remember. Was I to send her a card? Did I owe her money? Was that the lady from Medtronics? No you dipshit, she's a sampler!!!
I searched and searched but could not find the plaid wool originally to be used on Santa's' backside so I sewed a fine wale dark red corduroy. I didn't stitch the side twigs in this design so centering it was a problem. His base would have been more to one side, so I added another star on the right side and that evened the side margin. I added a red velvet hanger with little brass safety pins because I like to have the option of hanging or setting. The steam 'n smash was pretty brutal on him but I prefer a flatter, harder finish which really helps prevent those corner peaks. The more the center poufs, the more it pulls the sides in, the more the corners point. So here he is, the blue I hated, the blue I now love, and he is a great addition to the other Santas. In fact, I would like a few others with the dark ground.
I am glad I added the wrought iron hooks to the interior doors, great place to hang stitchery and so easy to move things around (as I continually do). So this guy will probably be in a different spot every day.
The other completed Santa isn't sewn yet. He just looks too bland and needs piping or a stitched border, neither of which thrills me. But I will decide while the soup is simmering on the stove that is working.
Mark will have to take Carole to her appointment tomorrow and hopefully will not go over the ten foot drop at the curve of her luge track driveway.
Hope your weekend is going well.
Back later tonight.
p.s. I get a few questions in comments but you're all no-reply so I can't answer!