This is about the time of year fall fever hits me hard. And I mean, HARD! Normally it hits the moment the lightshow from the last firework fades from the night sky on July 4th. I instantly go from being all about bathing suits and flip-flops to wanting to build a fire, wear a sweater, drink hot spiced tea and eat pumpkin muffins.
And while I have already had a few days of fall fever this summer, for the most part, I'm skipping fall and going straight to Christmas apparently.
I finished the second Christmas wreath needlepoint (here's the first) and have picked out the colors for the third one. My plan all along has been to do one per year but I finished that second one so quickly and needlepoint is a good, mostly mindless, not too hot in your lap, summer project. So...
The canvas is all taped up and the yarns are chosen. Now I just need to remember where I put my needlepoint needles. Argh!
Somebody, somebody much smarter than I, needs to invent a needle roomba/robot that automatically returns your knitting and sewing needles to their proper storage containers when you finish a project. Can you imagine how much money that invention would make? I know I'd pay a fortune for one!
Sorry, but prepare yourself for lots of Christmas needlepoint photos in the future.
Oh, and I'm still using Palette yarns to stitch the needlepoints. I'm also using my Knit Picks blocking mats and pins to block the needlepoint. I don't stitch on a frame so the finished canvas is always all wonky. Pinning it into submission and a spritz or two of water always takes care of that though.