Monday, November 5, 2012

Slightly weird but sweet or Christmas in November

So last week we found out we would have to do some repairs on our house asap got a new crack in our foundation from a little quake, found out there was no way we could afford health insurance for both of us at the new rate, had a few other things come up, and just generally got overwhelmed.
Yesterday, after trying repeatedly to juggle the budget and realizing we just can't get that many balls in the air I sat down to relax by looking at stitchy stuff on the comp.

I was intent on narrowing my wishlist back down to 10 charts as I was feeling embarrassed by having 2 pages on there when DH came up and asked what I was doing. We chatted for a bit about various things while I was doing that, about not having money for Christmas presents this year, about working on the house, about how I was so lucky to have been given a gift certificate to finish kitting mini Eternal Promise. About how we only had about 20 dollars we could spend in the next few months. DH said I should order a chart as a Christmas gift to myself, since it would be about all we could afford.

Long story short I let myself get talked into it, since the charts were half price. But I asked him to pick the chart so it would be more like present. (Yes, we both know I have plenty of stitching and don't need another chart. You sort of had to be there.)

Anyway, he picked 2 from my wishlist and we blew our little bit of money. DH picked these.

Gothic Cross.

And Woodland Guardian:

I'm a little suspicious of Woodland Guardian since he has always love that chart. lol

Things are tough all over, and this bit of silliness was unexpected and, well, silly. But I think we both needed something frivolous just now. And sweet. Sometimes he does something that reminds me of why I fell for him in the first place.

So there you have my Christmas in November. I can't think of any gift that he could come up with that would touch my heart more, all things considered.

Love you babe.


Emma/Itzy said...

How lovely. Sometimes you need to throw caution to the wind and just treat yourself - I always find I still manage to cope until next payday.

As I point out to my other half whats the point in having loads of money in the bank, you could drop dead tomorrow! haha.

The Crafty Princess said...

Hey Karen,
That turned out to be a really sweet story. I was worried at the start though. You have each other and he sounds awesome. I completely understand how when things get too much just look at the pretty charts or start stitching to escape and feel better. I've always love woodland guardian and it looks really cool stitched. Gothic cross will be a beautiful companion too. Just like you and DH. xoxo

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment Karen, its always nice to have new visitors, and now i can come over and visit you.

What a lovely thing for your hubby to say, mine always takes an interest in my hobby, i know there are a lot of ladies who wish theirs did too.

Mama Dog said...

Thanks for the really lovely comments you guys. I was a little hesitant to post that one. But I'm glad I did. Stitching people are so understanding, and really seem to get what I'm trying to say.

Anonymous said...

That was a sweet story. And I love the charts. Sometimes you just have to go with things, even when they make no sense in a common sense way.


Angela CG said...

Such a lovely Christmas in December. Sometimes those little things they do makes a world of difference.

I just found your blog and wish you all the best.