I'm working on a delightful little quilt adaptation in cross stitch with some specialty stitches for good measure and had the good fortune to have my sweet husband and very grown -up sons do the Christmas dinner clean-up so I could pick up the piece and find my zen as I watched Miracle on 34th Street for the second time this season. Can't think of anything that makes me happier than cinematherapy and needle and thread to settle into after a very busy day. We are movie purists--old black and whites suit us and heaven forbid we watch the colorized versions. Somehow the blue from Kris Kringle's tie migrates onto his lips and teeth in that version--which is just creepy and NOT how you want to think of Santa Claus.
As I work on the lone star quilt design, I had an inspiration for a small quilt design series done in cross stitch. There's a nifty little piece I've got tucked away also based on a quilt design with a color palette inspired from an Aurora geranium in my garden--lucsious pinks and greens--not pastels as I'm most definitely NOT a pastel person--rather, hot pinks, celadon and chartreuse stitched on black so the colors pop. How they arrive into your work basket remains to be seen--either as small charts or a series in one booklet...that's part of the joy of creating.
So fellow chicks--you vivacious, talented and sassy kindred spirits--from our family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday season!