Friday, December 26, 2008

Cross stitch update





Despite having a whole day to do nothing (that's what Boxing Day is for, right?) I didn't do any sewing, as I still feel a bit run down with my cold - which has now moved into the sinuses around my left ear, so my ear is a little stuffed up and achey. Boring. Instead, I lazed around, played computer games, helped Alex work on a tiger puppet, played DS games with the girls, tidied up a bit in the living room - putting things away - had a bath with some of my lovely bath goodies, played board games with the kids and Pictionary with Geoff & the girls (Alex is too little), read my book and some magazines - and so on. Did laundry, of course !



But I have been doing some cross stitch in the evening lately, so I will show that - this is the angels - this isn't progress over the last week or two, but rather this year's progress - I have decided to put it away for the year. As long as I have this cold, I won't feel like working on it (too much counting) and by the time the cold is gone, I won't feel like working on it as it will be January... Anyway, it's fairly decent progress, especially given how little I worked on it this year. I'm happy.




And here's the Snowman update - this one will definitely get finished this year, as there's not much left to do - some snowflakes and another swirl or two. I've actually got another lovely little winter scene - a house in the snow or something like that (it's in this photo here - just found it while looking for something else) - which I might tackle next. And of course, I should go back and finish the birds. Then there's the schoolhouse sampler for Cathi and someone sent me a great little heart I should work in Februrary. Plus... Ok, ok - I confess - I do have enough cross stitch patterns to last a lifetime - which is not to say that stops me from buying more!

Speaking of which, would anyone like the pattern for the NOEL piece or the Hallowe'en alphabet or the little house sampler or the waterfall sampler? Oh, and there's this autumn sampler as well - I'm sure I have the pattern for that tucked away somewhere... The NOEL piece was a kit, and although there's a little left of the colours (not the white, which I put in my general stash) there won't be enough to stitch it again - still, there were only a few colours, so I'm sure you could easily just buy the 4 or 5 you'd need - they don't have to be precisely the same as the ones I used (it's not a DMC chart, so I've no idea what the numbers would be). The others were all just patterns anyway, so you'd have to buy thread and linen/aida. They are yours for the asking - I never sew the same thing twice, and I'm too lazy to put them on ebay. They cost next to nothing to mail, of course... Anyway, leave a comment and I'll get them out to you sometime in the next few weeks...

8 comments:

Shasta said...

I hope you had a great Christmas Kate. Your Boxing Day sounds great - just a wonderful way to spend the day with your family.

floribunda said...

I'd love to have the little house or the autumn pattern -- too cute! -- and they look small enough to actually finish! Would be happy to trade for other patterns...

Pat said...

My very favorite is the NOEL piece and I'd love to attempt that one. My eyes aren't so great with cross-stitch any longer, but I can do a piece a little bit at a time once in awhile. (IF I am the lucky one to get this and it makes it cheaper for you to have your mom mail it, give it to her when she is there in February and she can come home and mail it from the states....I can wait for that to happen, if you'd prefer to do it that way, Kate.)

Penny said...

Hope you get over your cold Kate, It is a great excuse for doing nothing!Any way boxing day is the right day to spend with family.
Not a cross stitcher so I dont need any thing.
Have a great year.

Myra said...

That piece is going to be gorgeous when you finish it. Just lovely. I would be interested in the waterfall piece and if there are no other takers the halloween piece as well, don't want to be greedy. I would be happy to reimburse you for postage.

Hope you feel better soon. Lots of folks have colds here too.

sewkalico said...

This has been some year for colds! I had T at the hospital today - he has a chest infection - poor little guy :-(
Hope you feel better soon!

black bear cabin said...

ohhh...i was coveting your halloween alphabet, but i dont want to be greedy since im getting the strip blocks :)
you are always so generous with your things...im hoping to go thru some of my stuff in 2009 to have some give-aways! I know i have items that have been in my stash wayyyyyyyy to long!
Hope you are feeling better soon!
cheers~

Lana said...

I'd quite fancy the Halloween alphabet. The pattern wouldn't make an interesting parcel so the Indians might actually deliver it to me!