Yesterday was both a rainy day and a Monday! Not a good combination. But I had two exciting things happen that turned my frown upside down!!!!
First I got an email from Kate over at The Flying Needle. I won her giveaway of He's A Flake chart!!! I couldn't believe it. Of course, when you enter a giveaway you do cross your fingers and hope but I've never won a giveaway so it was a wonderful surprise!
I can't wait to stitch this up and add it to my growing pile of ornaments to finish. You may remember that I really want to do a display kind of like Carol over at Stitching Dreams. I think I mentioned it before but didn't post the link. Here it is. I just love the ornament arrangement down the stairway. Of course, I know mine will not look as fabulous as Carol's. I'm just in awe of her staircase. (And many of her other projects as well.) But I hope to make a stab at it this year. So I'm busy stitching some ornaments to finish for this project. He's A Flake will be joining the line up. WHOOO HOOO!
The second thing is that our hot water heater is fixed!!! Trust me, I know it seems like it took forever. We have a warranty that covers our hot water heater. So when we came home from work and discovered the leak, of course, we called right away. We were told to call back in the morning to schedule a plumber. So we did. He came out. Confirmed that we needed to replace the hot water heater. He called it in with a quote that had to be approved. Finally approved. Oh, but wait. He can't just go to the local box store and pick one up. They have to order one for us and have it shipped to the plumber. So he brings it out yesterday and opens up the package. Guess what. It's too big to fit in the space. That's right - they had asked how many gallons of water did it hold but not how big is the unit. Thankfully they allowed him to re-box it and ship it back but in the meantime allowed him to go to the local box store and pick one up for us. YEAH!!!! Hot water! (Without having to boil it on the stove first!)
So you know I haven't had much stitching time at all the last week. In fact, most of my stitching is done on the weekends since I work full time and then have to help my son with homework in the evenings along with other household chores. Some times I manage to get in a few stitches on my lunch break or after work but the bulk of it is on the weekends. I didn't even pick up a needle this past weekend. So I have decided that I will have a two week rotation on my new start. I have stitched some, but really I haven't made a lot of progress and I don't want to put it down. I'm just checking in to let you know I'm going to continue stitching on this project for another week. I'll be back next week with an update for you.