Monday, December 28, 2009

SamSarah's "Need to Read" from the Pearls series was safely delivered to Big H's teacher last Wednesday on the last day of school before the holiday.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Old Cross Stitch

I found this in my parents' basement today while helping my dad decorate for Christmas. I'm pretty sure, after first learning candlewicking, that this was my very first cross stitch project. I made it for my mom to hang in our blue-and-brown, goose-themed bathroom circa the mid-1980s. The pattern is long gone, but if I had to guess, it was from an old Dimensions or Jiffy kit, maybe Janlynn. The finishing is a wire hoop and you thread the end of the lace bands through the hoop to make the frame. This is one time I'm glad my mom never threw anything away!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Finished Ornaments

Sunny days have been few and far between here and the ones that have been sunny have been extremely windy, which makes it tough to take pictures outside. But I was finally able to snap a couple of pictures of these completed Christmas ornaments hanging outside on one of our evergreen trees.

Mill Hill "Teddy's Tree"
Is supposed to be finished as a pin, but I finished it as an ornament instead for our neighbor who collects teddy bears.

Mill Hill "Hope" Charmed Ornament
Hoping to get to the post office tomorrow and send this to the hospice where my mother was earlier this year.

I've completely finished three of the Sugar Plum ornaments. Only two more to go!