I suddenly realized on the way into work today that I need to have the Shepherd's Bush stockings completed by Saturday for the LNS's finishing deadline. Saturday is also the only day I will be able to pick up the concord pearl cotton to finish that patch on the angel's dress. I don't think my FIL will be thrilled to go out to Chadds Ford (I knew we should have waited to go to the Brandywine River Museum!) and sit in the parking lot while I finish the stocking. And then it hit me:
I'm going to have to finish the stockings on my own.
I think it's going to be okay. I went and found these instructions (pdf) and these. (Because you can never have too many instructions when you are attempting something for the first time.)
I have to stop thinking of myself as the person I was in 6th grade when I sewed a jagged circle inside a rectangle for home ec. I have to believe I am a person who appliqued a cherry.