I have been bad about blogging. I've even been bad about reading blogs. I'm sorry.
Lots of things happening and I'll catch up here on a few things.
Went with a group of ladies from the Washington D.C. EGA Chapter to the National Cathedral for the Angel Tour and Tea. I did the Needlework Tour here a few years ago. And have also done the Stained Glass Tour with my family. I can recommend all their tours, though right now the Stained Glass Tour might not be at it's best. Keep reading and you'll see why.
The August 2011 earthquake in Virginia caused some damage to the Cathedral. Chunks of stone fell off. Like these pieces displayed in front of the Cathedral.
Inside there are protective nets placed below the clerestory windows to catch anything that may fall while the Cathedral is being repaired. The netting seriously detracts from viewing the windows.
And while our tour guide was talking about angels, I was busy snapping more photos of needlepoint. These are kneelers from the Children's Chapel.
Don't think I haven't been stitching. I have. But not a lot. I've been having some arthritis issues with my right hand.
But I do the finishing on this Little House Needleworks piece (which I finished stitching last year.) Look closely. It's crooked. I didn't realize until I was taking to demonstrate finishing for some friends. This piece should have been blocked. This is as straight as I could make it. Lucky me, though. The finishing is reversible. So after the New Year, I will take this off the tree. Take it all apart and see what I can do about making it straight.
Here's another one I finished. This was stitched a few (how many???) years ago, but I never finished it. I'm no longer in possession of this one as it was given in an ornament exchange last week. I think I still have the pattern somewhere in my stash - I believe it was a Caron publication. Stitched with Waterlilies Passion and gold beads.
I've got more. But will save it for later.