Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Christmas Stocking #1 - finished!

I had hopes to finish this for Christmas 2013, but it just wasn't meant to be. The usual busy-ness of the Christmas season plus a packed schedule for a Christmas choral concert just didn't leave me with enough time.

This is an interesting pattern. When I ordered it, I thought it would be cross stitch. I was a little intimidated by the stiff canvas, wool thread, and simple diagonal stitches. I finally started stitching it in Novemeber, and was surprised at the quick progress I made. Despite that, I was less than halfway done on New Year's Day.

I didn't use the included felt. It always confuses me as to why anyone would want the back of their work exposed. This is not just a wall hanging. It is meant to be stuffed full on Christmas morning.

 The part that makes me happy? Done! Linking this post to SewCalGal's
Handmade Christmas Challenge.

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes March goal

So, do you remember this post? Yeah, those goals have been untouched. So, I'm keeping it simple. My only goal that I'll set it to lay out and fuse the applique pieces for the Bionicle quilt. It has been sitting around for a long time, and obviously this is a mental block for me. Watch for a post showing that I got it done at the end of this month! A Lovely Year of Finishes