Everything is cuter in cross stitch. It’s a fact. And you know what we all need during these dark political times–more cute (and diligent prayers).
I’m in a funny mood today. We are leaving on a BIG road trip tomorrow, so instead of packing/laundry/cleaning I am doing something totally silly–making cross stitch patterns. And you know what, I’m having a ton of fun (so get off my back!). Before now most of my patterns have been of the Catholic persuasion, and I LOVE those patterns (in fact, I am currently stitching up a BIG project using my Catholic Saint Patterns that I can’t wait to share with you) but today I stepped away from all things strictly Catholic in favor of (dun dun dun) the secular.
<screams of terror!>
So, I’m being a little dramatic, but, this is a bit of a departure for me. I decided awhile back that I was going to stop being a lame “lifestyle blogger”–meaning a blogger that posted about whatever tickled my fancy–and instead be a Catholic Mommy blogger. And I love what has happened around here once I dedicated myself to serving this specific and wonderful audience.
But I still kinda love Halloween–all of Halloween. Even the witches and vampires and zombies, I love it. The block we live on has gone Halloween NUTS! One house a few blocks away has transformed their yard into a graveyard and it actually looks like zombies are crawling out of the earth. We drove by one night and it was all lit up, and I got major goosebumps–IT WAS AWESOME! Yes it’s all silly compared to the grand feast of All Saint’s Day the following day, but I just can’t help loving Halloween.
And loving all the folksy Thanksgiving stuff. And even Santa.
These are things I grew up with. They are characters from stories I love and transforming them into cross stitch characters this afternoon made me happy. I can’t wait to finish stitching up these projects and adding them to my holiday decor.
And now that I’m done with the patterns…and this post…I guess this means that I need to get to work getting this family ready for a cross country road trip. Sigh.
Thank you for indulging me.