This is the ornament I started on Friday. I chose it just before I headed out for Old Lady Stitching. I grabbed a piece of fabric labeled "La Broderie". Why was it labeled, you ask? At one time, I went through a bunch of my fabrics looking for ornament size cuts. I then matched them up with patterns from the Just Cross-Stitch Ornament Issues. And then promptly stopped stitching ornaments. Anyway, I figured it would be pretty easy to pick out La Broderie's ornament for a new start. But...the two La Broderie ornaments I found were...not something I want to stitch these days. Tastes change, for sure. I started flipping through looking for something I did still want to stitch that would work with the piece of fabric that I was holding in my hand. This is Bent Creek's Starry Wreath found in the 1999 ornament issue.
The magazine is growing little green post-it notes out the top from where I marked the patterns "To Be Stitched." I think I am going to have to go through it and cull some of these, because there were a lot I thought "why did I want to stitch this?" There were also one or two that made me wonder why I hadn't marked them. So I'm not ready to part with these magazines just yet.
I didn't get as far as I would have liked--I had to go to a birthday party. A hula hoop birthday party! (Yes, for an adult.) She hired a hula hoop instructor (really) and dang if that woman didn't get me hooping. Growing up, I was the smart one, and my sister was the athletic one*. So it's true, I never could get the hula hoop going. But now I'm addicted. Seriously I'm investing in a hula hoop and a Skip It (which women of my age will recognize as a Lemon Twist). I'm going to make exercise fun!
*You know how you're labeled as a kid. Longtime readers will be unsurprised that I wasn't the coordinated one. But it turns out we're both pretty smart and pretty. (One of my cousins was The Pretty One.)