My brother-in-law is coming for a visit, which means that my "craft room" will soon have to be a guest room for a few nights. So I went in there and did some "organizing", which meant kitting up some needlepoint designs to do :)
At work I've started to watch Netflix at lunch instead of reading, so my hands are free. I've been knitting on a sock, but it's taking me a long time to finish the ONE sock and i still have another one to do. So I've decided to switch from knitting to needlepoint.
Working on a painted canvas, I don't have to worry about counting my place. Need to count stitches if I'm not basket weaving, but that is OK, still easier than counting my stitches on linen.
I know I went a little crazy with what I pulled, no way will I get these done quickly, but I love having a variety of things to work on, so here is what I'll pulled:
1st up is my Hippo. I love this one, it's tiny (6 x 6) is the whole canvas, the design itself is probably 2 x 2. I'm sure it was part of a Noah's Ark set at one point and got left behind. But for me that was great. My sister Linda loves hippos and I'm sure she would love these done. I have bamboo thread for them, a little sheen, but not a lot.
I also found this cute little teddy bear - also very small - I have lots of petite velvet thread to do him in - just going to basket weave both of these so I can get the detail included.
On my adventures where I got the hippo and the teddy bear, I saw these really neat purses. Normally I would buy in 3's, but since the passing of our oldest daughter, I've had to learn to buy in 2's. This time it worked, only because I put one back at the last minutes. You can't see the second one - its a modern design, love it, the top one is a leopard print. I don't have the threads for the leopard print - need to go and get some silk & Ivory - but the one below has all the threads pulled, can't wait to start it!! You can zip the flaps of the purses off, so I might go and get a few more - I do have a granddaughter who would love one.......can we say ROAD trip? LOL - maybe next weekend, hubby is up for it as long as I feed him lunch.
The last are all of them piled up, some place in there are Dorothy's shoes. I only have a little thread pulled for them, enough to do the yellow brick road. What would the shoes be if the road wasn't there too?
Well I guess I should do something other than surf the net. I have my stitching calling me.
Hope you are all getting come "organize" done. Maybe with my next adventure the owl and the Teacher ornament will get threads pulled.
Oh did I mention I also pulled some new Lizzy Kate designs to do? I just need to cut the material, and thanks to my good friend, I have a new pack of linen to play with next weekend!!