January peeks back at Christmas and forward to WIPocalypse
Well, not as much as I thought I was going to tell you about Christmas. Somehow I have lost the pictures of the ornaments I made my two grandkids, so I don't have that to share. However, I do have a picture of what my DIL Becky made me for Christmas. And for us Stitchers, what could be better than a really cool stitching bag??? And of course my favorite color is blue! Boy was I thrilled with this!
For my first WIPocalypse update, I thought I should show you my starting point. This picture was taken just before Christmas, and I didn't stitch on it any during the two holiday weeks - too busy with company, etc. You can also see that I took it in very poor light. Not sure what happened with that. What you can't see with this picture, or for that matter the full updated picture is that it is a coverall, with the "sky" being stitched with one ply very pale blue floss. I have thought many times since I started this project that I shouldn't have put the first stitch in on the sky, and just left it white. What was I thinking??? For those of you who are new to my blog, I should tell you that I am stitching this for my DGD, and I started it sometime in 1999 or 2000. I have put it down many times, but I am determined to get it finished this time, hopefully before March of this year so that I can give it to him on his birthday. Because of that, I am going to be stitching on this exclusively until it is done. Here is a closeup of the area which I have been working on, and you can see that I stitched one of the big leaves on the left, and you may be able to see that I finished stitching the sky around the giraffe, and the right side of the big leaves. I also did just a little backstitching on the giraffe. I am hoping to have some more time for stitching now that the holidays are over, but I am not so sure that will be the case. It appears that I can not get this second updated picture to be where I want it to be, so here it is following its story - LOL!
Well, I want to thank you all for stopping by my blog, and for those wonderful comments you leave. They really do make be give me a lot of motivation to keep on stitching. And I love to "hear" other stitchers because I have not a lot of people around me that stitch.
So, until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!