It's the day after Christmas, and while my kids are quiet I thought I would update my blog. It was a quiet day here, with just MJ's parents coming for dinner. I don't do alot of fuss when I set the table, but my Christmas table runner always looks so pretty. It was a large project, but was well worth the time and effort.
This is the first year in a long time that I made no new stitched Christmas ornaments. Over the years, between the ones I've made and the ones I've received as gifts or in exchanges, I've amassed quite a collection. In addition to the Christmas tree in the living room I put up a second tree in our den where I hang my stitched ornaments. I'm beginning to think I need a bigger tree!
Christmas stitching continues on Mickey and Minnie. Now that they have eyes, ears, and a hat I can move on to stitching their sleigh.
Every family has their own holiday traditions, and ours is no different. One that started about three years ago is Desser…
I'm not sure how it started, but over the years I have become a collector of scissors. No, wait. I take that back. I actually do know how it started. I had one pair of small embroidery scissors that my mom bought me when I first started stitching back when I was in college. Then I was given another pair from a friend. Then I started having more than one project going at a time, and I would keep a pair in the project bags so I could just grab a project and go when I was taking my stitching with me. If I was going to have multiple projects I needed more than two pairs of scissors, right? Then last year I bought my very first pair of Gingher scissors. I was in heaven!! I had finally gotten a pair of the really good ones. While my collection isn't as big as other people's, I think it's quite nice, and quite colorful.
So when I was wandering the aisles of Michael's the other day what did I happen to see? These lovelies.
Did I need them? No, but I thought t…
It's been a while since my last post, and as I was sitting here I thought I should write an update. It's been a busy house this last month, with my husband going back to work after his surgery and Z going back to school. 8th grade!!! How on Earth did that happen??
Now that M is adjusting to life in a college dorm my home is a much more quiet and peaceful place. This has allowed me to get back to a project that has been sitting in my bag, literally, for years!
I started The Final Few way back in June, 2009. You read that right. 2009. It was my first Heaven and Earth chart (I've since acquired several more), and it fed two of my loves: stitching and pandas! I remember thinking, "How hard could it be?" Then I looked at it. Over 60 pages. Lots of confetti stitches. Throw in a very strong willed young man causing lots of anxiety and anguish. It was too much to work on, and I put it aside.
After the house got quiet and I was able to breathe again I heard …