Tuesday, September 13, 2011
More Done - More To Do
Some progress - yeehoo!! I did the strawberries for the Historic Stitches Berrie Pynboxe and it's done - ready to be finish-finished....I copied an idea from my friend Mary - she did the strawberries in different stitches...the top two outside are regular cross stitch, the middle Italian cross stitch. The outside middle are rice stitch and the inside middle are upright cross. Finally, the bottom are satin stitch. Thanks Mary, I like the way this turned out!
I can't wait to get this done, completely; which is unusual for me - this is where my brakes usually hit the floor - HARD. But this has a small pin cushion that fits into a box, with berries painted on the outside! More to come on this one for sure.
In this photo (the front item - back item in a moment), is the Christmas pocket - again, my finishing skills are not honed, but any means; I want this finished. I want this pocket done - it's going to be S-O C-O-O-L!!! More to come on this one too. This is Christmas Pocket by Sewing Chest Designs (Judy is a member Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild I blog of often).
One bummer on this one though - as I was finishing the "O Christmas Tree" line, I saw a small red ink mark...part of the background in the "o" covered it but a small amount remains - gotta try to get it out. Not even sure how that happened. I don't think I have a red pen close to my stitching stuff... :-(
Isn't it pretty! I love this one and it has worked up very, very quick. In my last post, it was linen, fibers and a pattern. I did personalize it a bit. This is Black Bird Designs Petites Lettres Rouge. I will be framing this and getting it on the wall as soon as possible once done.
Made a little progress on Prairie Schoolers Santa's Night but being black linen, it has to be the right time/light to stitch this. I am putting a white cloth on my lap too. One deer down, though and a flake - snowflake that is!
Now I am not complaining about the sun. It's been raining quite a bit lately here in lower Michigan and the sunshine is a welcome change. It's supposed to drop in temperature, but I welcome that - autumn is my very favorite time!!
To update you...if you're interested, I am doing better each day. I feel stronger and my endurance on activities does get a little longer each day. Working up to that eight hour work day so I can go back to work. I will miss my stitching time, friend time and just plain time to work on projects (did I mention finishing above???) and time to read...but I won't miss the disability pay instead of my full time pay. No don't get me wrong, I am not complaining...I am fortunate enough to have disability coverage.
Well, I want to get to stitching tonight. Gonna watch the Tigers beat the White Sox - hopefully! Until next time - stitch lots, stitch happy and do things that make you smile every day!