I am leaving this morning to take my daughter to college. It is going to be a pretty intense week. First, we are driving to Denver today (5+ hours) and staying at a hotel near the airport tonight because our flight boards at 5:45am. We fly in to Newark, NJ and then pick up our rental SUV to drive 4 hours to Syracuse. We will stay in Syracuse shopping for all her dorm stuff until Thursday her actual move in day to Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. Then Friday, I drive by myself back to Newark to fly back to Denver. I will probably stay Friday night in Denver and drive back home on Saturday. It is bittersweet as she is our only child and she turns 18 this week!
I decided I needed a simple handwork project for the trip. I started looking through my UFOs and found this embroidery project that I am not sure who started (my sister or my daughter?), but I know it was not me because their stitches are much tinier than mine! All that was left to do was the words and the vines. I finished it up last night.
In the UFO pile was this fall embroidery project. I think my sister had traced it because I always trace with regular pencil and this is the blue washout pen and I already made one for myself. The UFO was probably part of her stash she gave me years ago--there were 14 kitchen garbage bags full and it took me a week to organize!
These are the perle cotton colors I grabbed for my embroidery. I don't know if I will be able to hit a quilt shop or two, but there is one in Syracuse that I saw in the Quilt Sampler magazine very close to our hotel I hope to visit! I will be stitching at our hotel tonight as I watch the Olympics for Slow Sunday Stitching
Have a great week!