Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Christmas Mystery Sampler - Part 1 DONE:)

I am super excited about the Christmas Mystery Sampler that Paulette from Plum Street Sampler is hosting/designing/giving away:) I decided to do Sampler II and below is Part 1 done!! I am doing it 2 threads over 2 on 36 ct Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linen. I made one small change already:) I thought Joseph's robe looked too much like a dress, so I made it not so full and shortened it just a bit. I can't wait until next Sunday to see what Part 2 will be!!!

My dd's first day to volunteer at our small local zoo was today. She was super excited and just a bit nervous this morning. I can always tell when she's really looking forward to doing something when she gets out of bed without having to be told 500 times. This morning only took one time of my going in and telling her it was time to get up:) She got to go to a pre-school and help with a 'meet-an-animal' program and then back to the zoo for a 'behind the scenes tour' and to clean out the deer pen. She said one of the deer was super friendly and kept licking her!!

While she was busy, I had a couple hours to myself, though I had to stay in town because the drive is a bit long to go back and forth. I spent most of my free time at the library working on lesson plans for next week. But I went to the grocery store for a few things as well and found these pretty flowers on sale. $1.99 for this very pretty bouquet:) I hardly ever buy flowers since I usually kill them within a few days, but for that price, I figured it'd be okay.

I actually tried to hand them to hubby and told him I bought him flowers, but he didn't think that was as funny as I did. :) 


Wagapapa said...

Lovely stitching :D

cucki said...

Sweet stitching x

Shirley said...

Good Morning Shannon, I always love looking at people's counted cross stitch. It is something that I would like to do, but the concentration is not good enough with everything else that is going on in my life. I will stick to my embroidering. It will be fun to watch your mystery pattern come to life. I love the flowers. Men are kind of like that, but there will be times that they appreciate them. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your changes to Joseph look great! I'm stitching this design too!

Kate said...

A lovely start on the sal.