Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Erratic, As Predicted

It's here!  May is a season of sacraments, First Communion and Confirmation, and registration and final exams and progress reports.  So please excuse me if I post a little less frequently, respond to comments more tersely and get to the post office less often.

Here is a photo of a finish of Homespun Elegance's Owl's Night Out.  This was a really quick little stitch, just three days.  I am a little confused about one of the motifs.  Usually when I can't tell what something is on the chart, stitching it reveals the answer.  But this time I still can't tell what that gold double cross on the left is.  The skeleton key on the right is obvious enough but the double cross???
And, after several months of avoidance, I am back to The English Band Sampler.  All I managed was to finish the eyelet stitches on one of the blue squares on Band 6.  Today, I hope to do a bit more of this fiddly work.  The goal this month is to finish the entire sampler this month.  Well, it's still early in the month, so I have a shot at this goal.

I survived the two First Communion rehearsals; I am better with the older children.  Gently correcting the same little boy in the front pew [Anthony, please don't sit cross legged in the pew; Anthony, please don't play with kneelers; Anthony, you need to keep facing the altar .... Anthony .... Anthony] tends to wear me down.  Judging by the killer looks Anthony was giving me, I am betting he was none too pleased with me either.  On Saturday, I am sure Anthony will be fine and even if he isn't, what was it Jesus said?  "Let the little children come unto Me."  Sometimes, we DREs forget that First Communion is a liturgy to which all are welcome and fall into the trap of thinking of it as performance and a video op.


Vickie said...

I am glad to read your last statements Regina. Keep breathing! Hang in there. :)

Julie said...

Could it be the keyhole for the key - the gold double cross on the left?

Dani - tkdchick said...

Owl's night out is cute! Well done!