I had a woolwind, I mean whirlwind weekend! I worked my makeup artist job this weekend. I worked all day Friday at a location, came home and packed the family, including Sarge and headed to two hours to my in-laws’ house for the weekend. I had to work Saturday at a store near their house. Saturday night we all attended a birthday party for one of my husband’s best childhood friend’s 40th. I did manage to find time to make the snowman mat! Fortunately, the two hour ride home gave me time to stitch it up. I love how the back is finished off with a piece of Primitive Gatherings line of homespun fabric. It hides all the ugly stitches from the back and gives a finished look to the project.
The key to finishing off the back is to use Fray Check around the edges of the homespun. The wool they sent me for the snowmen in this kit was a bit more marbled and gave it a more prim look. I love the results. The one I am giving as a gift is on the left.
I actually attatched one of the carrots facing the wrong way after I had stitched it! LOL! I couldn’t believe I didn’t notice until I was almost done, so I fixed it. It was a long weekend!
Packing up Friday night was kind of crazy. It always is when you’re in a hurry. We almost forgot to put the girls’ suitcase in the van, but we it caught while still in our driveway. Well, I was getting ready for bed Friday night around 11:30 and couldn’t find our overnight bag which holds all of my hair and makeup stuff, toiletries, Scott’s contact stuff, etc. So I asked Scott if it was still in the van and the look of horror came across his face as he told me he was sure he left the bag in our bathroom…two hours away!! Normally, I wouldn’t really think it was too big of a deal, EXCEPT one small, minor detail… Saturday I was working a big fashion and trend show at Nordstrom’s. Kind of important for a makeup artist to have makeup on and look professional for the big event, not to mention presentable hair. Unfortunately, my MIL is not a makeup girl, so that option was out. I sent a text to my boss early Saturday and told her I was coming in extra early to do my makeup there. She was super understanding. My hair was another story. I did not wash it because no flat iron meant I would have had big frizzy hair. So instead I had a dirty, bad hair day!! It all worked out. Initially, I felt like it was one of those dreams where you are standing there in public in your underwear! Good times. There is really only one thing that can make you feel so much better in a situation like that…retail therapy.
I picked up some new ornaments at Nordstrom. They had several new styles I didn’t have. Nordstrom is where I bought my first ornaments several years ago. Scott was super sweet to buy them for me because he felt sooooo bad for leaving the bag at home. He just didn’t know he bought them for me until I got home from work!