November 1 and it's mailing deadlines seemed far away. So far away in fact that I hadn't even started on the projects which are to be sent out that day. Instead I was happily stitching away on Katie Rose's quilt square which isn't due until February 1. This week I was reminded that we are already one week into October and November REALLY is the next month. Oops...time to get my priorities straight. Thank goodness I had already decided on patterns.
For a Christmas tea towel exchange I'm stitching a cute little kitty named Solo. The pattern is from the 50th birthday issue of Cross Stitch Card Shop which Alison sent. (You must compare him to the real live Solo, Alison). This is such a fun & quick stitch that I really didn't mind putting all other things aside until it is finished.
Once Solo is completed I will have to quickly start on a Christmas bread cover which is also due out on the 1st. The Gingerbread Man is from a booklet called "Bake-a-Batch Bread Cloths" by Leisure Arts. This will be my first bread cloth but quite possibly not my last as the booklet has many more cute patterns.
Thanks for all your wonderful comments on the quilt square. It has been such fun to see her come alive. I would show the finished square now if I could.....but it's not finished. I have been practicing french knots & I think "I've got it!!!!!" The big test will come soon & if/when I pass I'll post a picture.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians - I hope you have a wonderful long weekend. To the Americans - Happy Columbus Day. And to the rest of you wonderful stitching friends - have a great weekend.