On any given day at any given time my favorite thing I’ve made could be anything. It’s really more a combination of my mood and the feelings the thing evokes.
The above cross stitch picture has been hanging in my living room for as long as we’ve lived here (We bought our house in 1994). Of course there is a story that goes with this project.
In 1992 The Husband’s tenure with the Air Force ended (there was a reduction in force. It was not his choice to leave.) and we found ourselves without a home and income the week before Christmas (we hung in at the base as long as we could while he applied for jobs: FYI B52 radar navigator does not translate real well to the civilian world. No one wants someone whose specialty is dropping nuclear weapons.). We moved our stuff into storage and ourselves (including H who was 4) into my parent’s house. We lived there,while The Husband started his new job and then a second job, for 2 years. During that time I spent my days entertaining H and my evenings cross stitching. The above house is one of those projects.
We spent a good 6 months looking for a house once we felt we were stable enough financially. I put all my good house hunting vibes into this project. I wanted the little house with the white picket fence. I wanted the flower beds and homey feel in a neighborhood full of families with children.
This post is part of a Blogville project taking place this weekend. If you’d like to join us by posting about your favorite project the instructions are here. If you don’t have a blog but would like to join in leave your favorite/favorites in the comments. Everyone is welcome!