Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I started a stocking for my son-in law some months ago. I like to have a project in the evening so that when I spend an inordinate amount of time watching TV, I don't feel like such a slug. Then I am not wasting time. I am being productive!
Each of our children has a stocking I made. Back in the day. And they were all crewel, which I LOVE. If I won the lottery, I would bring back crewel kits for stockings. Now you can only get cross stitch or needlepoint designs. Crewel has many different stitches and is more like a picture, I think. But as you can't get them any more and I now have the problem (joy) of getting additional "children" through marriage, I have to make more stockings.
I was able to find a stocking kit for my daughter-in-law that was very similar in design to my son's, but now I have a son-in-law. And this is what I settled on. I think it is very evocative of a Christmas scene.
I have been working on it for months and this is as far as I have gotten.
I work for an hour or two most nights and a few all day sessions when it is rainy and I don't feel like doing anything useful.
Look at those itty bitty stitches. And so many more to go.
There is a jumble of yarns on top of Lee's dresser and I can't dust them, so there they sit getting dusty. And probably covered in cat hair.
Here it is almost summer and I am feeling the pressure. Gotta get it done. Of course, I still have a quilt I have to get done. And the basement remodel. But progress is being made all around. Just not fast enough for me to cross anything off a list. GOOD THING I AM SO PATIENT. not.
Now I have to go figure out how to put an embroidery label on my quilt. I may or may not show that, depending on how it comes out!