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So, house update. On Friday my realtor called and said that the seller's realtor got in touch with her. She had told the seller's our upped offer and they liked it. The big but is, they had to do the showing on Sunday as a formality. That being said, the viewers can always bid as well and Im sure there is a small hope on their end that they will bid higher or take their selling price.  It is 12:35 now and I am getting ready to take Leo to his last soccer game for the season. Next weekend its parents and coaches agains the kids for fun. There is a pizza party and such too.

I am hoping against hope that the realtor calls later this afternoon to say they are accepting our bid on the house. I know we are probably bidding a little higher than it is worth in current condition (which isnt bad at all just dated) but the location is exactly what we want especially with kids, you know? Dead end street, half acre of land and its wooded and quiet and I have friends that live a couple of doors down.  **crossing my fingers**

In order to keep my mind occupied I have Breakfast made for the family and kitchen cleaned. Dishwasher running. Last load of laundry going. Youngest dressed for last soccer game of the season (over an hour early I might add). Catering to my sweetie who is under the weather with a head cold and doing all the things so he can rest. Played a few hour session of Minecraft with the youngest. Cracked the whip and made the boys clean their room and make their beds...also take out the trash and recycling.  After soccer game, there will be movies, popcorn and knitting with my honey.

I have ordered from knit picks upon the suggestion of [livejournal.com profile] hugh_mannity a ball winder and a wooden swift. I have so many skeins of yarn from Sheep and Wool as well as in my already existing stash that I think it would drive Ryan nuts if I had him hold the skeins while I wound. I look forward to them coming in.

Next embroidery projects are a commissioned embroidered laurel elevation book and blackwork cuffs and collar.  I am also knitting socks again and some will be for Christmas presents.

Well, off to the soccer game!
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..but the blackwork bug has bit me again. I love doing blackwork. LOVE IT! Not that I do a persona that is tudor or elizabethan or spanish in anyway shape or form but man I love that form of embroidery.  I have it in my head to make a coif for my student as a gift since she is going to get given an award soon and she has a tudor persona. I voiced my desire to my guy and he immediately said "Nope, you're not allowed,".  WHY?! "Because you are setting an unrealistic deadline to have it done by x date and it will kill you to get it done and I think you need to make things for yourself or me and the boys instead of everyone else."  

I grumbled and showed my unhappy face. He wouldnt budge.  What I hate to admit is he is right. Then I thought I would do it for her birthday but its a month after XX event and that doesnt really give me enough time.  Before I had this conversation with him I started doing research into a different style than the original that I made ten years ago.  I had these two sites on just quick searches:

http://www.wornthrough.com/2009/07/an-english-coif-with-embroidery/

and

http://www.wornthrough.com/2009/07/an-english-coif-with-embroidery/

I do need to do a set of cuffs for a friend that asked me sometime ago. cuffs are fast and easy and I can make quick work of them and get them back to her. Maybe that will satisfy the blackwork bug rising in me.

I have an A&S list of things I want to do for myself and my family. Perhaps listing it here will help me stay on track:

-Embroidery my black apron dress with some seam stitching
-Fix the new burgandy viking undergown and embroider that with runes and beasties
-Make my boys some garb. Currently, they only have about two tunics each and they are summer weight
-Finish embroidering the green tunic I made for Ryan. Also make another set of winagas for him.
-Embroider the apprentege belt that I put together for myself to go with the viking
-Make a couple more viking outfits for myself
-Embroider the red flannel tunic I made for Ryan
-Add some embroidery to his blue/plaid flannel tunic as well
-Make a few more embroidered book covers

Projects I have for others to do is:
-Blackwork cuffs/collar for one friend
-Commissioned laurel vigil book for a friend being elevated this winter
-finish trim on a friends tunic

I believe that is it. Much much smaller than it use to be.

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