Saturday, January 6, 2018

Friday Night With Friends


Hello, dear friend!

Last night was my first "Friday Night With Friends," and I am happy to report that I got a lot of stitching done on "Beatitudes."

Yesterday, I spent the day putting away the Christmas decorations and taking down the Christmas Tree, which always seems to take longer than I planned, but I was determined to get it all done before the sun set and I settled in for a night of stitching. Why is it that putting up the tree and decorating the house for the holidays is so much more fun than taking it all down?

In the end, I got it all packed away, including wrapping each and every ornament in bubble wrap before I settled them into the ornament keeper, and put the tree into it's huge protective cover....


And then, when it was all packed away I gathered the ornaments that needed some repair and gave them a little TLC and a lot of "Gorilla Glue" and set them on their way to bubble wrap and snuggling with their friends inside the ornament keeper...



That was a big job!

And then it was time...


I decide that I would focus on "Beatitudes," since it's a SAL and I don't want to fall behind. I started the evening with this much progress...


As I was deciding where I wanted to stitch next, I realized that I was one stitch off where the branches meet the stem...so I was forced to spend some time visiting with the dreaded frog...



Luckily I realized my counting mistake early in, and was only off by one, because I was able to get back on track and stitch without any further bother...and ended the night with this much progress...


I'm pretty pleased.

If you haven't heard about "Friday Night With Friends," click on the link and check it out! It takes place on the first Friday of the month and hosted by Cheryll over at "Gone Stitchin'" Blog.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and sharing in my Friday Night With Friends!

Hugs

9 comments:

Stasi said...

I'm impressed with the organization of your Christmas decorations--way to go girl!!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Sorry you had to remove stitches, but glad you caught it early. Impressive ornament organization system you have!

Marilyn said...

Nice progress!
Marilyn

Vickie said...

You had a very successful day Karyn. :D

Katie said...

Fantastic progress even though the frog tried to stop you.

Maria said...

Lovely cross stitch you are working on..

Janet said...

Great day of work - I have to take my tree down today and am not looking forward to it! Too bad you had to remove so much of your stitching but better now than later! Your accomplishments for the evening look really good.

Käthe said...

Oh wie schön du gestickt hast !
Unser Tannenbaum steht noch, ich kann mich noch nicht davon trennen.
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

Khristine Doiron said...

That awful frog!! Hope he has stayed away since then!