I can't believe how fast time is flying! Seriously, I'm in warp speed and I need to slow it down! This is my final week of layoff and Reality is staring me down. Reality has a serious bitch face...
I really thought I'd be done with my Art Neuveau quilt by now. I made a little progress. I only have 2 more & I should just make it a priority to get it done. The rose block turned out really pretty. So, I didn't read the directions 2 years ago when I started the quilt. Apparently, the pattern was never intended for needle turn applique. So, there are several parts of the patterns that I'm just skipping because they are too small a detail to do with needle turn. I tried in the beginning and it didn't work well. For example, I embroidered the tiny pink rose centers instead of trying to do them in appliqué. I also discovered that it's actual name is Deco Gardens. Don't be a putz. Read your directions first.
The pansies are pretty, too. Doesn't it look like an angry flower? Those eyebrows! They happen to be on the edge of my design board, which is why it's folded on the corner.
Never Ending Sampler stitch along. Pam Kellogg is posting a band, basically, every day. I think they're up to 12 or 13 & this is how far I got. I love it but I get so lost in counting cross stitch. I've had to frog WAY more stitches than I care to admit.
Bethany asked me to embroider on her dress for Christmas. It was so much fun! I love the solar system we decided on. She seems really happy with it and it looks so cute on her!
So, I've been busy but no really big finishes to speak of. Several new projects! Lots of hand work in my future. I'm more and more drawn to handwork as I go. Back to work I go next Tuesday and I report for Grand Jury duty next Thursday. I do not want to go. Reality has a total bitch face.
Hope you have a fantastic New Year! Stay safe.