I have found little time for creative endeavors, but have gotten a bit done. With Thanksgiving and my son being home, it really cut in to my "me time". Living alone, I should have lots of me time, but it doesn't seem to work that way. Life can get in the way.
Here is the start of my Christmas decorating. I wish it could all be this simple and understated 😉
I did finish Santa and Rudy 1892. I'm so happy how this turned out and I think the X binding technique is just the perfect finish.
Stitching on 40 count linen is going slowly, but I am determined to finish it because I want to gift it before Christmas. The sampler is just 3 3/4" wide. She is about half done.
My tree. What can I say? A scrappy little piece hooked entirely with worms so far . . . and not green. This was not on my list! The height of the triangle is 15 1/4".
So here are what my October and November project lists look like.
Santa & Rudy ~ pattern to linen - hook - bind - label
Rebekah Smith turkey ~ pattern to freezer paper - pieces to wool - stitch (maybe next year)
Stack 'O Jacks ~ pattern to freezer paper - pieces to wool - stitch
Bethia Fenshaw 1861 ~ stitch - attach to spool
WIPs to finish
Hooked Santa ~ finish hooking - bind - label
Skinny turkey (old freebie by Robin Leuschen) ~ pattern to linen - hook - bind - label (maybe next year)
Seasonal mat for wood box ~ design - hook - bind - label Christmas themed mat for a stool topper ~ design - hook - bind - label
Rebekah L. Smith pumpkins ~ stitch ~ 5 done and gifted
Little patriotic Santa ~ cross stitch - finish as ornament (?)
Christmas Folk ~ cross stitch - finish
As you can see, many things did not get finished ~ or even worked on. Oh well, there is always tomorrow. I will not have a December list. I put enough pressure on myself trying to get my house decorated from top to bottom. Hopefully I will find some time to finish my WIPs 😁
Thanksgiving was extra special having my Las Vegas son home. I had to have him at the airport at 5am (and I did not go back to bed!!! I am beginning to fade!!!) today and thankfully his flight was on schedule and he was home by 7:30am Pacific time. I think they are a right handsome group.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs 😊