There was a request in the comments today (uh, from my co-blogger, but we’ll just pretend it’s coming from one of the zillions of people who read IPB Living with their morning coffee) for a picture of “When Witches Go Riding”, the Prairie Schooler Halloween project I just started. Normally, I’d wait until Sunday to take in-progress pictures (as my highly scientific progress report system requires) but I’m willing to bend the rules this once. Why? Because my every expectation for this project — all of which were sky-high — has been blown out of the water. The colors and the linen and the design are just simply wonderful.
I had promised myself I’d wait until the hockey season starts (roughly mid-way through October) to embark on this project, but I just couldn’t wait another day! I was itching to start it and then I was served up the perfect September Sunday and a day of doing nothing but watching football. How was I supposed to resist? The idea behind working a project like this well past the time of year that I could get it framed in time for the holiday is to be celebrating the season as it passes. If I’m going to be eating candy corn, I might as well be stitching black cats, pumpkins, and witches not boring old trees.
Do I feel guilty that I put MFBville down before reaching my goal of finishing half of the squares before moving on to another project? Not one iota! Did you see these colors?!
Anyway, MFBville will be there for me when I finish this one. And it wil be there for me when I finish whatever Christmas thing I start working on in Mid-November! Good thing for the citizens of MFBville, there should be at least two months after Christmas before I’ll want to work on a Spring piece.