.... Jill our very own Purple Peacock! She's going to be the proud owner of the remains of my Shepherd's Bush Joy in the Journey kit--- she'll probably even stitch it properly and not have nearly as many "learning experiences" (aka frogging periods) as I did.
As usual, I find myself sitting before you without recent progress pictures. I have been making progress, honest. I must admit, however, that I have found myself on numerous evenings over the last week just sitting and staring at the TV -- not really watching, just flipping channels. Generally, I'm sitting surrounded by stitching, but it somehow doesn't levitate on its own and start needling. Sigh. I suppose it would lose some of the fun if elves came in while I napped and did some stitches?----I'd be willing to test that theory on a couple projects though.
Regardless, because I have also been so slow at getting pictures posted I can share some accomplishments that missed their moment in the sun early this summer:
The above little darling is Barrick Sampler's Rooster Ride from one of the JCS. I have to say this piece is proof of personal stitching evolution. I remember when this issue came out I thought, "who the heck would want to stitch that?!" And lo and behold, apparently *I* wanted to stitch it. lol Does that ever happen to you -- you see something that you think is icky or lame and somewhere down the road you find yourself strangely compelled to stitch it?
And Praiseworthy Stitches' The Birds Carol ornie.
I think I need to declare August Ornament Finishing Month. Anyone want to join me?
Happy stitching and a peaceful day to all of you.
P.S. A small request -- please send happy and healthy thoughts to Grandma Rose who is in the hospital today-- hopefully getting sorted, but still worrying her family.
She'll be 97 years young in 3 weeks, and possibly her greatest health risk is that she's fairly stubborn.