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…
In my last blog post I wrote about buying some new patterns from Etsy, and someone asked which seller I used. The seller is AwesomePatternStudio, and these are my new patterns:
Z has a love of elephants, so for him I'll do a mandala elephant.
M loves all things with cats, so I bought a ploygon cat for him.
For me I'm sure it's no surprise I found a panda!
And, of course, now that I'm looking I found so many more panda pattern. What did Yoda say? "Control! You must learn control!" I guess it's a good time to practice my Jedi life skills, because I have more patterns than I could reasonably ever hope to get to!
Work on Welcome to Hogwarts has been steady. I finished the second page, so we've officially passed the halfway point. I have to remember that I made a counting error on page 2 (you would think I could count to 4 after all these years of stitching, right? Not so!), so I have to make sure everything lines up when I finish page 3 and move …