It's that haunting time of year again. Tonight I'll sit home alone passing out treats while DH takes DD to see "les Mis" and DS goes out with friends. For the first time in many years, it will not be raining or frigidly cold where we are. Amazing.
I have had an epiphany about our Christmas tree. Other than my perforated paper cross-stitched Santas, I do not have any stitched ornaments on my tree. Not that I haven't had a long, fulfilling career stitching ornaments. But all have been given away either as gifts or to charity auctions.
In the spirit of redeeming this oversight, I've been going through the JCS ornament issues marking down designs I'd like to stitch. I've narrowed it down to 12, and have managed to kit up 3 of them.
This means a nice long drive out of not-needlework-paradise next week for some well-deserved stashing. Meanwhile I've started with Ellen Chester's of With My Needle ornament from the 2002 issue.
I realized I'm drawn to ornaments that have the title or words from favorite Xmas carols on them.
And yes, this means we have already begun listening to seasonal music at my house. We've started playing our favorites - Ed Gerhard's two lovely acoustic guitar CDs and the Bobs too funny for words CD.