I've spent some time stitching, so here's "Gone Fishing." I'd love to finish it up this week, because I have a lot of other projects waiting in the wings.
This is one of them: "Dickens' Mittens The Last Word." I don't have much Christmas spirit while it's going on--there's no time!--but afterwards, probably because it's more peaceful and relaxed and there are no expectations to fulfill and no hysteria, I want to stitch a Christmas project in front of the fire. And light the Christmas lights, which by now are taken down and put away. A day late and a lightbulb short.
This was New Year's lunch. We drove to Falls Church for dim sum and to do some errands. We nibbled and sat for a couple of hours; we've learned over time that the dim sum cart offerings change gradually, and it's best not to fill up right away on steamed dumplings and pot stickers (which you can get anywhere), because if you're patient, the more interesting and exotic things come later. Which is kind of metaphorical, isn't it? This restaurant is open 365 days a year, and is perfect for those of us seeking a respite from the same-old holiday fare. One Thanksgiving we took our guests there instead of making the same old turkey-and-stuffing-and-gravy-and-cranberry. They didn't like it--LOL.
Another of Pink's New Year's resolutions: Get More Rest.
And one last sampler house, before they take the wreaths down. RG, this one has more windows to wash, unfortunately.