What are you working on these summer days? Many people do "Christmas in July" projects; my friend Gail has been making good progress on her Winter Wonderland project, "reporting in" each Sunday through July - you can check it out on her blog here. Although my intentions were good and I do have several small holiday season sewing/quilting projects awaiting, it just didn't happen. But I HAVE been working away this summer, slowly but surely, on some cross-stitched beaded Santa ornaments- does that count? Thought I'd show you my progress so far, and I'll take another photo at end of August- hopefully these will be finished and perhaps a few more designs done. I have a friend in Ontario who has pleaded for one of these Santas. She has practically promised me the world for a Santa, and since I will be seeing her in early September, I thought I had better get moving. Although she said she'd be happy with whichever one I wanted to do, I would prefer to give her the choice, so am trying to get one of each design done (plus some extras for Christmas giving). The count to date is 4 Santa Clauses, 2 Saint Nicks and 1 San Nicolo- in various stages of completion. Of course I still have the hats to do.... (You can see all five designs if you click on "Beaded Santas" on my sidebar.)
I can hardly believe that this is my 400th post!! Wow- where does the time go? I think that's a good enough reason to have a little giveaway, don't you ? Leave me a comment on this post and tell me where you live (I'm curious to see where my readers are) and I'll enter you in a draw for a Santa Claus (shown at left). He measures roughly 2.25" wide by 4.25" tall. Tell me if you are a follower or join as a new follower and you'll get a second entry. Scroll to the very bottom of the page to see my Followers and join them! I'll make the draw next Friday evening, August 12th. Don't forget to leave your email or a way to contact you, if you're not a Blogger.
My next post will take you to Maine Quilts in Augusta.
Only 142 days till Christmas!!