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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My brain itches.....

There is not enough time in the day.

*Correction:  I waste the day away until there is a few hours left before bed and then I get bombarded with all these creative ideas but can't do any of them because my eye lids are weighing heavier and heavier with each passing minute.

Why does this always happen?  I blame it on the heat of a New York summer.  Icky.  Autumn!  Where are you, my friend?  I need the cool crisp air of the Fall to wake me up.  Coffee isn't doing it for me lately.  I should've taken pictures of my newly finished (but not blocked) shawl and the start of the mesh cotton grocery bag I'm knitting for my sister.  The dishes are forever piling up in the sink and the mountain of laundry is waiting to be ironed.

So let me share with you some of these ideas that are itching my wrinkly little brain.  Father's Day and my dad's birthday came and went and I, the wonderful daughter that I am, got him nothing!  Not purposely though.  I had this idea a while ago to make a family tree embroidery for him.  He is a genealogy nut.  He spends his free time searching old census reports and such, hoping to find another leaf on the tree.  I haven't designed it yet but the idea is there.  I ran it by him already and he seemed enthused.

Today's brain fart of an idea is holiday banners.  I want to make banners for each holiday to hang in my apartment and incorporate my new love of embroidery and cross stitch in to it.  That sounds fun, right?  I would love to make most of my holiday gifts this year too.  Now, I know that a lot of people don't appreciate thoughtful homemade things and thinks they are getting screwed out of a real gift because I didn't shell out major bucks for them.  So, with that said, I need to pick and choose my projects wisely for just those select few who thinks that handmade is the cat's pajamas.  I know, it's only July!  But handmade takes a lot of time and it's never too early to start planning.  I did embroider a tank top for my sister's birthday two weeks ago.  She's obsessed with all things bunny so I embroidered a little purple rabbit in satin stitch on the upper left corner of the tank.  It was my first time stitching on jersey material and I think I did pretty well.  I'll be sure to post pictures soon (as soon as she digs it out of her laundry).

So now it's bedtime.  At least I was able to dish out this little post before I get some shut eye.  Sweet dreams bloggy world!  May you dream of knitting scarves and mittens on a cool October day with a hot chocolate resting on a table next to you.  Well, that's what I'll be dreaming of.

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