Here's proof! I HAVE been putting in lots of time on dad's train! I am really getting close to a finish. That orange-y colored square thing there to the far right? That is the last box car of the train, and the farthest point of the project. So I just have to fill in the center part, and I'm good to go!
You know what I was thinking about last night? Well, this pattern was taken from an issue of Stitcher's World magazine, from way back when, and in this one issue there are 5 projects that I want to do...this one being one of them. And they are all really nice projects, and I was thinking how I miss that! Picking up a stitching mag, and finding THAT many GOOD patterns that I MUST stitch. Now I am lucky if I can find three to stitch in one issue. Is it me? Or is the industry changing? I don't know. But that got me going through my stack of magazines and there are quite a few patterns in them that I want to stitch. You know what else I have discovered...I want to do a sampler...like an old fashioned sampler. Which is odd, because I have never had the desire to do one before. But they look easy enough, an alphabet, a saying, and some design here and there, and wala! You have a tiny piece of history! I have only stitched ONE sampler before in my life, and I did it for my mother, who's home is decorated in colonial style, as she was born and raised in Virginia, so it is part of who she is. But I have never had the desire to do one myself. And looking through my mags, I found quite a few patterns for a few that I would actually consider stitching. Man, is my style changing!
Yay! This week Cindy and I are going back to working on our SAL. I am excited, but I am worried that with trying to get my dad's train done that I will not put as much time in on it as before, but I will definitely try to get as much time in on it as possible. Afterall, we only work on it two days a week, that still gives me 5 other days to concentrate on Snow Valley...Yeah, THAT will definitely work! I am missing that project! I am so excited to get back to it! And this way it will break up the consistency of working soley on Snow Valley.
Well, I am off to get some more work in on Snow Valley Express! Wish me luck!