The past few days though, my stitching time has been put on hold, as I performed the dreaded task of transferring our spring/summer clothes and winter clothes into closets. Always such a big job, washing and putting all of it away. I am one of those perfectionists who feels guilty sitting down with my stitching when I know there are jobs that need my attention. So now, I am stealing away in my recliner for some stitching time for me!
Recently, I participated in the Victoria Sampler "Gingerbread Tree Etui" Stitcherama, which was a live online two day class, almost like being at a retreat. It was fun, and I also had access to the stitching lessons and finishing techniques for an additional two weeks. Here is my first tree panel, without the beads and buttons attached, as all four tree panels, pincushion and scizzor case are all stitched on one piece of linen. Not sure if I will get this finished in time for Christmas, but I am working on it!
My daughters-in-law have been looking through my Just Cross Stitch Ornament issues from 2010 and 2009 and put little sticky post-it notes with their favorite ornament picks...hint...hint. So, I went to my LLN shop over the weekend and purchased some linens and fibers to stitch some of their selections. It is fun to stitch something small for a change. My usual stitching projects are larger, and take longer to finish. So here are some sneek peeks at a few of the ornaments before they are completely finished.
|"Stitcher's Joy" by (Prairie Moon)|
|"Windows of Faith, Hope and Peace" by Primrose Needleworks|