OK. I have "it" now Ü I have motivation to start getting my needlework UFO's finished.
It's tough having that hanging over my head. I think after Jordan was here and she's such a fireball, I decided to quit studying the stuff and just start finishing the pieces. What a great feeling this is Ü
Since my last post... I have tried to be SO busy!!
I jumped into that "I Do" rug, fixed the ribbon and now my tree is almost finished Ü I even got a little bit of the background started. YAY!!! I'm giving myself a June-ish deadline on this one... Y'all better keep me honest!!! LOL
I realized I am on a tight schedule from now till the end of May and I don't have a second to waste so I'd better get on it. As I was having my pity party for not completing very much in the past 5-6 months, I decided to block the punch needle designs that I did this past year sans framing or other finishing... as it turns out, I've been a busy cowgirl after all!!! Woo Hoo!!! I did all of these Punch Needle patterns this past year. In fact, the witch on the right end, I thought I had lost. What happened was I hid it from myself while cleaning up one day and I forgot where I put it. The last time I saw it was when I was visiting Ashley in Switzerland. I figured since I didn't remember seeing it after that trip that I must have lost it on the plane or something... St. Anthony came through though -- lucky me ^i^
I've been playing around with my punch needles-- using the various brands and studying the fine differences between them. I've also been doing a few 6-strand projects. Pushing the needle with 6 strands is a little tougher on the hands. I find I need to take more breaks with the 6 strands than with the 3. The larger projects are definitely fun to do and depending on which needle you use, they can look a little clumsier and I like that rough look a lot Ü
I made some cross-stitch samplers for my 3 daughters a while back too-- I had posted pictures of Ashley's and Jordan's samplers but not Lauren's. I finally got hers framed earlier this month and wouldn't you know... I don't think I took a picture of it framed ;-O!! I DO LOVE how they all turned out though!!! I'll have to ask Lauren to send me a picture of her sampler framed. I'll post the photo when I get it. Now to make one for ME!! Ü
Blessings to all,