How adorable is this?
Little House Needleworks - Fresh WatermelonI've seen this stitched up on many, many other blogs and I've loved them all so I finally got around to doing one up for myself. Most of this stitching was done last month pre-shawl obsession, I only had the watermelons and the vine on the left to finish it up this week. And, of course, I totally hosed the vine part. So par for the course. lol So_close_to_finishing only to be outdone with EPIC FAIL. I put in an extra repeat in the middle by accident so the top of the vine ended up a little higher than it should. Honestly? I don't really care. It's one of those weeks. I could have gone back and fixed it but I figured, you know what? It's a random-freaking-vine and I'm going to embrace my RANDOMNESS. So it's missing a small green leaf at the top...................Maybe I like it BETTER THIS WAY, ok? (Edit: I just noticed I'm missing about 9 squares of white on one of the flowers. Now that I *will* go back and fix tonight before I forget!)
A lot of people wonder how I get so many projects done and here is the not-so-secret secret: it's because I have a husband who goes to bed early (and I do mean EARLY - 8pm) four nights a week because of his work schedule. (Up at 1-2am.) I don't go to bed until after midnight so that is a lot of 'quiet' time going on in this house at night. lol So what else is there to do? I can't do housework. I can't operate exercise machines. I can't bake/cook. (I really do hate having a house where the bedrooms are on the main floor with everything else. Everything you do is NOISY.) So what do you have left: tv related activities, things you can do during the tv related activities like knitting, etc., computer related activities, reading related activities, and, I suppose, drinking yourself silly. (Hint: I have about 1-2 drinks per year so that one is not a real activity. lol) I like to keep myself busy so that's how stuff gets done.You just never know what I'm actually in the mood for though. I went through a serious knitting related drought earlier this year but that seems to be over for the moment. The Fair is coming up and if I'm going to enter anything to be judged I gotta get moving! :)