During mid November for the last five years I've been one of the organizers of a Live & Silent Auction, Wine & Cheese event to raise money for the school we support in the Dominican Republic. Our project was recently featured in a local magazine called Faces you can read it here if you'd like. Running this event just takes everything out of me, from the weeks leading up to it getting my students to get in donations for the auction, to the shopping, to all the behind the scene things that need to be done. The night itself is a very long one! This year I didn't get home until 12:45am! I was rather frustrated this year because I didn't get to go to the Timberhouse Retreat I've been attending every November for years. Now the reason I didn't get to go was because of when we scheduled the auction on the same date, but because the Timberhouse messed up our booking , it was supposed to be the week before. Though we booked that date before we left last year it wasn't put in the system right and they booked someone else instead. Needless to say I was quite bitter that I couldn't be there. I've been going to that retreat since almost the beginning, when it was first held at the Butler Creek B&B before it closed.
So since November 14th if I wasn't sleeping I've been stitching. All I've wanted to do lately is be a hermit. Winter setting in and the darkness hasn't helped. I think this is going to be a rough winter for me, psychologically.
Stitched on 28ct mystery fabric
Stitched with DMC & using Mill Hill Snowflake charm
Tall Snowman - The Trilogy
I'm working on another ornament this week, the picture didn't turn out and I couldn't be bothered to get up and take another. Again its on 40ct and if you follow me on Instagram (@tkd_chick) you'll see it in progress there! I'm sure I'll be happy dancing it for you next Wednesday!