Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with stitching and football. Back in November I signed up for The Sturbridge Box by Thea of Victoria Sampler. It was a Stitcherama which means live webcast. Not only do you get wonderful teaching videos but Thea is available to answer questions through a chat box. I got my kit about a month before the class and did most of the prework which is sorting threads, basting, pulling threads and cross stitching. She has us save the specialty stitches for class. I love this project and had to stitch it because I have chaperoned 3 of my 4 boys on a class trip to Sturbridge. Funny how I have to justify taking another class by finding a personal connection to it. Here are pictures of the kit with fabrics and the prework before I took the class. I haven't had a chance to take a pic of the progress I made over the weekend. I will most likely post that towards the end of the week as part 2 of the class is this coming Saturday.
I spent yesterday cooking all kinds goodies for the Super Bowl Game. I made a chili dip, veggies with dip, cocktail meatballs, and mini dogs. We had a great time snacking and watching the game. It's hard to get everyone in the same room at the same time so I just enjoyed being surrounded by my family to take in a football game. To bad the Patriots lost, but they played a great season and all of the players should be proud to have made it that far. I think the game was well played by both teams and a few missteps led to a victory for the Giants. I hated seeing the Patriots players hanging their heads and beating themselves up over the loss. Not necessary since we enjoyed watching them play, right. My heart goes out to Wes Welker who took his ball drop so seriously. I am sure it will haunt him for a while. Better luck next year!! And besides, the Red Sox will be playing soon enough.