Sunday, August 30, 2015

August's Ornament of the Month

I know I'm a little late posting this, but I hope this cliche holds true- better late than never.
The older I get, the more I fall behind.  Where has August gone?  Where has our summer gone? I can't believe September is just around the corner, and with it go all the lazy days of summer.  Although, I don't feel like my summer reflects this cliche - my days have been filled with plenty to do.  Whether it was work, or family, very few days have felt like my own, and even fewer have felt lazy.
But, I also cannot say that I have not enjoyed my summer.  I have enjoyed getting out for more walks with my husband, and the last few months have also been filled with a few road trips.  I have  grown to greatly enjoy long road trips, as they provide me with time to catch up on some of my stitching.  And this summer I have managed to complete two "Road Trip" needlepoint projects.  Early August we drove down to Chicago for a family wedding, where we met up with friends and family we do not always see, and there have been a few road trips up to my Dad's cottage.  Although work at the house has been a little slow over the summer,  there is also our continuous renovation.  This September David is hopeful to be ready for the final heating inspection, after which I am hopeful he can finally put up some drywall and the place can get closer to being finished.

But, let's get back to the reason for this post - the Stocking of the month.  The August stocking ornament is composed of 3 different fibres, Pebbly Perle, Treasure Braid, and Velour.  The colours I choose reflect the colours of I see around me at the cottage, blue and green - water and trees.  The result I feel, is the same way I feel when I am up north- refreshing.    The kits have been available at, and there are still a few remaining. 

Hope all of you have had a great summer, and enjoy the remainder of it.
The September ornament has been inspired by the colours of Autumn.  Here is a sneak peek at the threads and canvas selection.