Hi there, I know it has been forever since I have posted in here but here I am with an update on what I have been stitching since I was last here. I put my stitching down for about 6 months and just enjoyed being a mum, with all that brings. Needless to say with an active 2 year old I didnt have any energy at the end of the day to stitch or even function! I picked up my stitching again in December and managed to get this owl design done for mum, called Outrageous Owls. Mum loves owls and I loved the colours on this one so I think she is will love it. I havent decided if I am giving it to her for mothers day in May, her birthday in October or Christmas yet, but I will get it framed.
I am also working on a design for dad called Magnificent Seven for his 70th birthday in August. He adores his dog and also loves cowboys and cowboy hats so this is right up his alley. I am hoping to get this one framed in plenty of time too, I have only been working on it for about 4 days but it is coming along nicely.
And finally, an update on Jacobs stocking. Because I put my stitching aside for a few months I didnt get his stocking finished for christmas. So my aim is to get it done for him for this Christmas. It is half finished so I am well underway. The gap at the top is for his name to go in and I will do that last. I cant wait for it to be finished, he will hopefully treasure it and think of me and the effort I put in.
On my wish list to do this year is the Joan Elliott Geisha to hang in the spare room. We have a lot of Japanese students come and stay with us and so I thought that would be a nice touch for their room. I am also planning on doing my own christmas cards this year and will probably do some more work on my one I have mentioned in my previous post with Christ and the sheep, I have had that one underway for years and would love to get it finished. I have told myself that I cannot start Geisha until I have finished either the stocking or the Magnificent 7 one though since they both have deadlines!
Well, I think that catches me all up to date. I hope everyones stitching is coming along well, I love looking at everyones blogs and seeing how lovely their work is. Keep up the fantastic stitching :)