Sunday’s Stitches & Stuff – Episode 23

Warm winter wishes! We are home from our Northern Winter Holiday to visit family & friends. Unfortunately, we ended the week a day early because I came down ill. Nothing serious, I hope, just an allergy induced sinus irritation. Despite that, it was a lovely visit with both sides of our families. Now that our travels are over, it should be a quiet and relaxing Christmas season.

What I’m Stitching

For our travels, I took my mini project pouch with me, equipped with two mini WIPs and a new kit. While I was only able to work on one piece, I was able to finish my Busy Bee Mouse from NeedleMagic. Here are some progress pics:

This makes five out of six of my Busy Bee collection that have been completed. The last one is the Zebra, which I just put in my mini project pouch. Once they are all done I intend to finish them as a wall hanging, similar to a lap quilt. Here is a look at the collection so far:

Now that I am back home, I will be returning to work on my Happily Ever After project. I was able to get a start on the Ugly Duckling motif before leaving last weekend. My hope is still that I will finish this piece before the end of the year. Here is my starting point:

Also, I am very excited to join the 2018 Stitch Along from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery: Into the Jungle. I loved stitching the Happily Ever After pattern so much, I just had to sign up for another round, and the jungle theme speaks to my love of animals as well.  I sure hope there is an elephant and/or monkey to stitch!

What I’m Reading

I am still sans reading time at the moment. Sadly, I have fallen behind on my reading, but I have decided to take definitive steps towards resolving that situation. This coming week I’ve made dedicated reading time one of my daily goals, so perhaps I can get a few more books finished before the new year.

What I’m Watching

Last weekend, as I was packing for our trip, I finally watched the third season of Broadchurch on Netflix. Broadchurch is a British crime drama, that follows the investigation of a single case over the course of eight episodes. In fact, the first season of Broadchurch was remade in America as the mini series Gracepoint I watched both, Broadchurch is better. Additionally, one of the lead detectives, is played by David Tennant, none other than the Tenth Doctor himself. While I prefer Matt Smith’s portrayal of the Doctor, David Tennant is by far one of my favorite actors and I tend to watch just about anything he is involved with, especially Broadchurch which is just a fabulously written crime drama. Unfortunately, I have read online that the show will not return for a fourth season, I truly hope that is not the case.

Weekly Highlights

Naturally the highlight from this week is seeing our families. Here are the Project Life pages I made for our visit, which I made on the car ride home using the Project Life app on my phone. ( Some faces are hidden for privacy.)

          

That’s all for now I hope you have a great week and thanks for taking the time to read my post.

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