Please feel free to exercise your happy dancing genes with me as I finished the nutcracker this week AND last weekend I finished the stocking!!!!! Yes, I am a happy needlepointer.
He's going to be finished as a standing, weighted piece so he can stand up with his wooden friends and decorate the house.
He's just basketweave; long-and-short; souffle; and alternating, off-set scotch stitches. And his threads are floss, Neon Rays, Fyre Werks, Kreinik, Silk Lame, and Impressions.
The Stocking of All 2013 Happiness is off to the finisher (actually, he's probably not off to the finisher yet since the embroiderer has to do the back before it can go to the finisher). However, for my work, he's DONE!
Now, I', just needling fairly faithfully on the Workbasket Quaker with moments of color supplied by forays into the first of a pair of Christmas ornies I also would like to have finished this year. Mind you what I'm really itching for is a new start! Ohhhh, it feels like I'm going to faint from the need for a new start!!! Do you get like that too? I'm almost twitchy. I have to admit that the twitches are getting better. When I first began the Great 2013 Christmas Campaign a few weeks ago, all I could do was think about stitching other things -- for a while the urge to start was a near compulsion. Now it is easing off. Now I keep making little lists of the in processes pieces that are close to doneness that I could (if focused) finish this year.
But right now, right this very minutes, what I want to do is stitch something with some of my mound of beads!
Don't they just call to you?
I might finish my stitching and get to the beads faster save for my recent reading binge. I have two t-shirts sporting the quote below and these days it seems like I ought to wear them every day because that's exactly what I want to tell anyone who bugs me.
For the record you can get these lovely Rex Stout gems from Murder by the Book Houston purveyors of everything wonderful in mysterydom. And now I'm annoyed..... when I went to get the link to their page I note that they have other versions of this shirt AND they are offering "team jerseys" for Miss Marple, Poirot, and Sherlock Holmes! Mind you, I like my version of this shirt better -- I'm glad I got mine when I did.