Sunday, December 09, 2012

Phew Still Catching Up

I have this amazing stitching friend. Her name is E.B. and she turned 85 at the end of October. She only does crewel. She's tried to do cross stitch, but we no longer let her. It only ends in tears and frustration. LOL - things are so much better when she doesn't have to count. This is one of her recent finishes. She's been accomplishing so much as she has goals like wedding samplers for grandchildren and other gifts for family members.

She's a definite role model for me. I had another role model like her in my life. My husband's great Aunt whom we called Auntie. Before she had cataract surgery she had been reduced to stitching on plastic canvas, but once she got her bionic eyes, she stitched fine work including making dresden wedding plate quilted pillows for her "grandchildren" well into her 90s. I think of her often with fondness especially at Christmas time when I bring out some of the decorations she made for us. 

In other stitching news: 

Yes. I did sign up for Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year - link here.

I'll be writing about my plans as soon as I receive a certain shipment in the mail...

And I finished this Grab N Go kit. Started it Tuesday evening. Finished early Thursday. Maybe 5 hours tops? It's wool felt blanket stitched applique, otherwise known as penny rugs.

My peppermints are not lined up too well. If I had given this any thought I'd have made a pentagon template to mark my placement. But as I plan on having a candle sit on them, I'm not too concerned. To see more Grab N Go kits, look here. This truly is grab and go. My kit had a glue stick instead of pins and even a small pair of scissors for cutting my floss. I might have some more of these in my stash...

1 comment:

Nicola said...

I would be happy to embroider a cushion cover so beautiful let alone at 85. Please pass on my compliments on her work.