First of all, Happy Valentine's Day!
Hubby bought me flowers a couple of days ago so the florist wouldn't be crowded and to avoid the ice storm we have today.
As if I didn't already have way too many WIPs, I just started this jolly Christmas Stocking for my son-in-law. He doesn't read my blog so this is safe to share.
I have already made some decent progress on it. There is a whole lot of white which I don't want to get dirty. So I am going to try to stitch as much of the other colors first before I stitch the white. As you can see below, I have started with the greys which are part of Santa's mustache, beard and the fur on his hat and coat. It sort of outlines all the white so I will continue with it for now.
There will be another WIP added to the mix soon as I also want to make a wedding sampler for my son just like I did for my daughter. He is getting married in 2022 so I have a little bit of time to complete it.
Speaking of celebrations, Hubby turned 60 yesterday! We couldn't have a celebration like he had for my 60th last year, but I did a little decoration. I found a banner online.
As well as a couple of birthday stakes. This one is just in the snow on our back deck, but Hubby can see it from where he sits on the couch.
I put another sign in front of our house. Hubby was adamant that he didn't want a big display like I ordered for our daughter. I had to do something though for such a special birthday. I did get him this special glass for when he wants a bourbon.
I also baked a cake! It was just the two of us, but we celebrated.
Our children joined on the computer.
I have spent a little amount of time crocheting some mornings and most nights recently. Only two rows per session, but since I need just 99 rows, 4 a day means less than a month to finish the body of this blanket. Any more crocheting makes my thumb and wrist hurt.
It is looking pretty, isn't it?
I have been cutting beige fabrics for my daughter's quilt. I need to cut 33 different beige fat quarters into many, many different pieces for this quilt. So far I have cut 4 fat quarters. I don't even think that I have 33 fat quarters. I know that I have more than 20 different fabrics, but I may have to order some more.
Some of what I ordered online was actually white or a much darker beige than I wanted when it came. I have next week off for Spring break, so I am hoping to cut a whole bunch of fabric. I have to cut green fabrics too.
An update on my mom: she will be going home on the 22nd of February. Hopefully, we will be able to have round the clock help for her. I have spent much of the past week signing the appropriate forms as well as getting other people to fill out forms so that she will be eligible for that help. I am hoping it can be settled before she heads home.
I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. I think I will add some stitches to Three Boats or the Santa stocking.
Thanks for stopping by!