my office is lined with stacks of them everywhere
I must admit,
I love the smell of freshly printed patterns...
The weekend will be spent packaging
so we can begin shipping next week.
A word about floss kits for this 12 month series...we will stock a particular month's floss kit for 2 months. Currently we are selling floss kits for December, January and February. November kit will fall off as soon as we are sold out of them (only a couple remain). When March's pattern releases, the December floss kit will fall off and so on down the line. So...if you want floss kits for these, do not delay!
I am also receiving questions about auto-ships...
there is no auto-ship available for this series.
The sore throat is better,
upon leaving the house,
the sky over-head was full of crows,
lots of crows,
lots of noisy crows.
My first thought was,
we are going to get do-doed on,
and my second thought was,
don't look up!
don't look up
when crows are over head...
Several years ago,
I received a phone call from daughter Erin,
when she was a student at ISU.
She was crying and in distress,
She had just gotten home
from a student health visit
after looking up,
into the crow-filled trees
right in her eye.
telling Mom what happened,
and Mom is trying her hardest not to laugh...
maybe I did laugh...
(no mother of the year awards for me)
So long story short,
a crow has very acidic do-do
and it causes
the eye to mucus
over rather quickly,
thus the need for medical attention
and eye drops
to prevent infection.
whenever I see crows,
as I did this evening,
I think of Erin
then always think...
don't look up!
But I just couldn't help myself,
the amount of crows in the sky
was totally amazing
they seemed to be very agitated.
usually mean there are larger birds of prey
in the area.
Then I spotted it,
a Great Horned Owl!
Wishing so badly
that my night time photography skills
as it would have been
a very very cool picture.
For those of you who haven't seen one of these guys,
they are big...
they stand about 2 feet tall
and have distinct horns on their head.
Isn't he pretty?
Just look at those eyes...
the fella out in our tree
is using those big eyes,
the Peter Rabbits
that come to feed on
dropped bird seed
in our yard at night.
Have a good week,
filling and packaging
Our Christmas cut off date of December 8th has now come and gone. We no longer can meet the delivery of in stock items in time for Christmas Eve delivery. And a friendly reminder...as our website and shopping cart states, please allow 10 - 14 days of time for delivery of your order during the months of September - December. With the brisk shopping on CYBER MONDAY it is closer to the 14 days, then 10.... This applies to domestic orders only, international deliveries can take 2 - 4 weeks.
For those of you waiting for either single skeins of floss #1101 Light Khaki from Weeks Dye Works or the complete floss kits for "Boughs of Holly", the floss arrived yesterday and those shipped yesterday, as well.
flosses are chosen,
let the stitching begin on the Spring Sampler of the Season.
Now is my next dilemma...
do I stitch it myself
pass it on to one of my model stitchers?
I estimate 77 hours of stitching time on this piece (ouch),
yes it gets expensive to hire...
I'm asking myself
when I'm going to find the 77 hours
to stitch this...
There is this little monthly
pattern series called
that has us hoppin'.
Which reminds me, I need to put the finishing touches to
the February chart
and start the stitching (eekkk)
Too bad I require sleep...
Which also reminds me it is December,
Christmas is less then a month away (eeekkkkk again),
no gifts are bought, :\
I have bought the gift wrap ;)
the trees not up,
the wreaths aren't hung,
the lights aren't strung,
I haven't ordered my garland yet,
we may just have to be this house...
I'm in a tizzy
can you tell?
Too bad I require sleep...
Sorry, got lost there in all that fretting...
The original release date was December 21st, however due to a delay in getting the linen, the release for the Spring Sampler of the Season will need to be pushed back...hoping for mid January. This sampler is not as seasonal as the Autumn and Winter's, it is really an everyday sampler, with just hints of Spring.
The Weeks Parchment 30 count linen for the Mansion at Fox Hollow is HERE! Yes, you heard me correctly...it's been a long wait. For those of you who have been so patiently waiting for this, we thank you for being so patient. The darling husband has offered to work at Country Stitches this cold Saturday, and guess what what he gets to do? He doesn't know this yet, but he gets to cut linen! We'll start sending the linen to those of you who have it on back order on Monday. If there is any left after the back orders are filled we'll re-list this as an in-stock item on the website for purchase. We also got a partial shipment of the 35 count Abecedarian and 30 count Iced Cappuccino too, those are now listed as in stock on our site. Still waiting for the 35 count Straw by Weeks...
and was adamant about the two tiny
coming into the house,
Momma really bought them to put in a big pot for outdoor decorating...