It may appear quite calm and normal on the surface of this here blog, but the reality of our day to day right now involves a whole lot of abnormal-for-us running around, as we're in the thick of performance season. Nutcracker, Boy Singers...oh goodness, these stage-loving boys of mine are in a constant state of bliss right now. As I pour another cup of tea for the road, I'm fully aware that this time is fleeting, and enjoy the ride. Or the drive, as the case may be. Everyone's having fun. Mama too (though safely from the wings, of course).
That isn't to say that the needles have been gathering dust, oh no. There's always a minute here, five minutes there to be found (or created - who really needs clean laundry?) - and I'm happy to fill those few minutes here and there with needles in hand. A little bit of sewing (more to come later on that dress - the wonderful bubble dress by oliver + s), plenty of knitting, and stitching too. My Winterwoods Sampler awaits a frame, and I await the arrival of some linen for the next cross stitch project (that was just too much fun).
The real progress right now is coming from my middles. With the (big) boys busy dancing and singing, and their Mama busy driving them to and fro, Harper and Adelaide have been busying themselves with needles! Every time we pull back into the drive, there's one of them running out of the house with a hoop in hand to show me, or a pile in my studio to 'frame'. They've caught the bug of the season, to be sure, and everyone on their giving list has a work in progress...or two. Stitched love. A special kind of love...both in the making and the giving.