Welcome fall! I feel like yesterday it was March and I was losing my mind at work, and next Thursday it's Thanksgiving already. This Thursday, they're calling for snow in the forecast. I say no thank you and good day. Snow is inappropriate for this time of year. I better not hear that word for at least another month, preferably two. Kthxbye.
Anyway, since last we spoke, I've been to Italy and back (I may post about that soon - we were there for two weeks and had a wonderful time), and actually finished a stitched piece, Tidings of Great Joy. I don't do religious pieces (i.e. ones that have verses), but this one kept drawing me to it every time I was at my LNS, so I finally got it in the early summer and started stitching it immediately.
You all know I love me some Christmas. I mean, I've had my Christmas tree up at work all year (don't judge me!) - not lit or with decorations, but it's up - and just absolutely love this time of year. I used to get so agitated that everything was Christmas everywhere starting 1 November, but the past few years, I'm totally over it. I want to savor every minute of the spices on the stove making the house smell Christmassy, the tree, lights, and festivities. I stitch Christmas all year, too, with at least one piece going at all times.
While I was stitching this, I couldn't help but hear Linus in my head, reciting this on the stage in "Charlie Brown Christmas".
I made some changes, but they're minimal. I stitched this on 36 count WDW Confederate Grey, and switched the berries and vine from the called-for colors to GAST Currant and Blue Spruce. Hands down, they are my favorite Christmas red and green to stitch with. Ever since I stitched Songs of the Season, I've been obsessed.
The special thing about this piece is that this traveled with me across the Atlantic, and I even put a few stitches in on the plane and in Italy. It's a transatlantic piece! I think that's pretty cool ;-)
What are you guys working on? It's been such a long time since I've checked in with you all! I'd love to hear about your projects!