CLICK HERE for January's IHSWers. I encourage you to visit each other's blogs. I'm sure you will be as inspired as I am by all the beautiful projects out there. So that everyone will have a chance to post their IHSW updates, I'll start my blog visits tomorrow. :D
Hey, look!! I'm posting on the Monday right after our IHSW with update pics!! After a dismal 2013 of bare-boned posts on my end, aren't you guys proud of me? I'm doing so good for 2014! (Shhh, let's not focus on the fact that it's only January and we still have the entire year ahead of us. LOL!!)
I hope y'all had a great IHSW. I got the insane idea on Saturday night to finish Alien Cats with Temple Hats (hubby's name for Spring Knotgarden) done before my parents' visit. They're coming all the way from Malaysia, you see. What are they bringing me? Food. Lots and lots and lots of yummy food!! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it... saliva production has begun... stop thinking brain!!! Drool is bad for the keyboard!
Where was I? Oh yes... insanity. I have given myself nine days to finish SK. Well, at least the stitching. I think it can be done, don't you? All I have left to do is the top border, and while it's fiddly, once the first two colors are down, everything else sort of falls into place. Although, now that I think about it, I think I will try and finish the whole thing after all.
The initial thought was that my mom would enjoy watching the beading process, but really, after flying thirty-plus hours, who'd want to sit there and watch someone bead? Even if it's someone as lovable as me? Furthermore, knowing me, if I'm at the beading stage, I'd want to just get everything over and done with, and poor mom and dad would feel so neglected. Yes, yes, definitely finish the entire thing in the next nine days. Good idea, brain! Insane, but good!
Further on the thinking thing, I've been thinking about a Chatelaine SAL for a bit now. Things are starting to solidify and I'll do a separate post on that in the next few days. Why mention it now then you ask? Well, it's always fun to tease all y'all a little every once in a while. Stay tuned! ;)
All this rambling and no pictures yet? Yup, you read that right, that was a plural there. The flowers in the corner of Alien Cats (hubby started calling it "mauuu" today, LOL!) are too cute to not have a closeup taken. Do forgive the bump in the full pic. I was too lazy to unscroll it from the sizebars.
Finally, I'm going to send you over to Crafty Pretender's blog. One of my sisters-from-another-mother (and father!!! It occurred to me last night that since we only ever mention our mothers, we might be implying we have the same father. NOOOOOO!!! We don't. LOL!!!!!!), she finished the most gorgeous version of Paradigm Lost for her first IHSW. Amidst my cheers, I told her it's all going to be downhill from here. Hmm... in hindsight, maybe I shouldn't have said that... LOL!
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