Every time I see/hear the name of this ornament, I immediately think "Fa La La La Lifetime..." Apparently I spent way too much time watching Frasier re-runs on this particular channel over Christmas break. LOL!
I debated on a New Year start this year...I had so many new starts during Christmas that I didn't really think the new year justified yet another one (I usually never even stop to think about a new start...I don't know what came over me...). In the end, I compromised and started (and finished!) the first of the monthly Little House Needleworks ornaments "Fa La La." Cute, fun, and easily completed. I hope to stitch one each month as they come out. We will see.... The stitching probably won't be the problem; it will be the actual finishing it into an ornament that I will struggle with. I don't enjoy finishing nearly as much as I enjoy starting and stitching. I stitched this on a miscellaneous 40 ct. scrap that I had in my "smalls" fabric stash. I like the small count for these.
I have been stitching exclusively on Paradise Lost since finishing Fa La La. I don't feel like I have much to show for it. The leaves on this tree have taken me FOR-EVER. I just put the last stitch into the last leaf. There are 30 leaves on this one tree...not that I have counted or anything... I LOVE stitching it though. It is a lot of fun. I can't wait to start Eve tonight. I am hoping I can keep myself interested in seeing this to completion and have it hanging on my wall soon. This will be the first A&E sampler that I have ever stitched, but already have accumulated a stash of several more to join it.
I had to go back to work yesterday. I had forgotten how unpleasant getting up at 6:00 am can be. And cold. I know most of the US is experiencing record breaking lows, that even in January, are colder than usual. Here in Kentucky is no exception. We are expected to get 4-6 inches of snow later in the week. If we get it, it will be the first significant snowfall that we have had in a long time.
Michael and Jake are at Little League basketball practice for another 45 minutes. I think I will fix a cuppa hot tea and start stitching Eve.
Have a good one! Stay warm!