The holiday season was ok this year. My Seasonal Affective Disorder is not bad. I think the Vitamin D supplement helps, as does my little blue light.
For Christmas, my uber-talented mother-in-law hit one out of the park by giving me a set of super cool embroidered flour sack towels. I have a few vintage ones, and an old set of Martha Stewart Days of the Week ones that have seen better days. These each have a different garden veggie embroidered on them, and they are AWESOME.
So now I want more. I decided I want some with the little Dutch girls on them (you've seen those, right? Picturing a chore for each day of the week.) So I went to eBay, found the original vintage uncut, unused patterns and ordered them.
I love them so much I am a little afraid to get started on them so I found another set that I also love and decided to start with that, in one thread color per towel to keep it simple for me.
A trip to Fleet Farm for the towels, a JoAnn Fabrics run for the embroidery floss (OMG I totally had SO. MUCH. FLOSS when I cross-stitched. Sigh.) and I am on my way. PS -- Embroidery is hard because you are supposed to keep your stitches even. I am not so good with that yet. Don't judge. It's more important that I have the towels and that I did the embroidery, right?
So I have started yet another crafty thing, but I am justifying it by telling myself it's a useful one. The new year is underway, and we are sliding out from under this crazy cold spell. Back to work and school tomorrow for all of us, and highs in the 30s by Friday.
Soon? An update on my most favorite Black Friday purchase EVER, and perhaps more.