Thursday, December 16, 2010

Stitching Update

Before the month entirely gets away from me, I wanted to show off the last of my family's ornaments - this is Deanna's.  She has three loves when it comes to Christmas ornaments: penguins, candy canes, and Barbie.  It may sound like an odd mix, but I think she's going to have a very fun Christmas motif once she's on her own! 

I did this one as a 'cracker' mainly because I was tired of finishing and it was easy (the bane of being the youngest - you get mom when she's tired of everything!).

I've also been working on her baby blanket (17 years in the making!), but that's been difficult because of school closings, later starts and today, just after I pulled it out to work on, an early dismissal due to yet more snow!  That leaves the middle of the night.  This really makes me appreciate how it must have been in the olden days when gifts were handmade and everyone was cooped up in a tiny cabin together.  Just being able to pull off the surprise was half the gift!

I had three letters to do - U, V, and W.  U is finished, and I'm working the backstitch on V.  Assuming she ever gets through a full day at school before the holiday, I should have it finished.

Meanwhile I'm still plugging away at my secret for Michael - I'm excited for how it's going to look once finished, but there is a section that involves a lot of repetition and between sore hands, the pull to do other things, and the inherent tedium of a less than interesting section of stitchery, it's becoming a challenge.  But then I get so giddy thinking of how well it's turning out, I'm back to it as often as I can. 

I can't wait to show it off here once the surprise is out of the bag!

1 comment:

  1. I will make a confession...I am envious of you. I can no longer do needlework and it just kills me. My wrists just say no, no, no.
    But I do love what you have shown and what you do. It is all so lovely.
    The Olde Bagg, Linda