Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Will I or won't I?

Will I or won't I finish Sarah this week, that is. I was going to post a progress photo Wednesday evening. But with such a damp, gloomy day, it was impossible to take a decent photograph. So instead, I devoted some serious time to stitching on her. And guess what? I am finished with all the cross stitches!!! That means that all that is left is the back stitching and stem stitching. So exciting. I don't think it's super likely, but I'm going to push very hard to finish all of that between now and Saturday.

Why would I set such a goal? Well, turns out it is model stitching time. I had actually thought that I wasn't going to be needed this year, but it appears that I was wrong. So, if Sarah isn't done by Saturday, it could be quite a while before I get back to her. It is always a treat to get to work on one of mom's designs, both because she creates such pretty pieces, and because I like to know that I'm helping her out. But, unlike my personal stitching, I have to work straight through on whatever she gives me in order to meet her deadlines. There is no putting it off because another bit I'm working on is nearly done, or is really interesting me at the moment.

So, all scrapping is set aside, and I'm hoping to spend an excessive amount of time with Sarah tomorrow evening.

In other news, I went to my friend Gayla's favorite hairdresser after work today to play. I really liked what he did... I actually look like I have a full head of hair! I would show you photos of what we did, but Alton reads this blog from time to time, and I don't want him to see what I might be doing with my hair for the big day ahead of time. However, when I go back next week to experiment with adding a little color to my hair, I do plan on sharing photos of that!

And so I will end this sadly photo-less post. I hope everyone is having a happy, crafty week.


Margaret said...

Good luck finishing Sarah -- she is such a beauty! I'm excited to see what your model stitching is when it's released. And yes, I understand the whole model stitching thing. Good luck with that too! So exciting about your hair too! Wedding plans are always exciting!

Siobhán said...

Good luck getting Sarah finished!! I hope your needle goes into turbo overdrive. ;)

Chris said...

Glad to hear that you are needed as a model stitcher :) I know that there has been a slump.
I can't wait to see Sarah.
It is so nice to have a good hair experience.
Have a great week.