Is there anything more creative and inspiring than hours of cross stitching in ivory, tan and gold threads? I think not! In fact, it's so exciting that I did some of it twice. The lighter part of the new section is the part that I had to rip out and stitch again. It was nice to make some noticeable progress!
In Virginia my marriage is known as a mixed marriage. Chris went to the University of Virginia and I went to the better school, Virginia Tech (unfortunately now known worldwide for a shooting). The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the traditional UVA/VT football game. The UVA/VT rivalry wasmuch more contentious (fun) before the shooting. UVA turned out to be VT's greatest support after that and both schools have had trouble mustering the old (fun) hatred. But the game must go on! This year the game will suck because, frankly, but team suck - really bad. But we will watch it anyway and be equally embarrassed for each other. Historically VT has won 47 games, UVA 37 and 5 were tied. This one will probably be tied 0 - 0.
Which brings me to this week's needlework to share - the school seals. (Yawn.) I made the VT one in college. Cross-stitching a circle is a beast. My college roommate made one too - I don't really remember if she finished hers or if I finished it for her. Sewing wasn't her thing. She is still traumatized over a red corduroy skirt that she made - I'm still traumatized by the experience too for that matter. Anyway.....I think I made the UVA one for Chris while we were dating. I had lots more time than money back then so I stitched a gift. These, along with our diplomas and some matching prints of the 2 schools hand in our stairwell with this little one that my Aunt made. Yes, the VT mascot is a turkey. Cool, huh? If I had been smart in my choice of projects I would have made the 4" square turkey instead of the circle peices!
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy whatever game you are watching this weekend!