Sunday, 27 January 2008

Have you ever done this?

Have you ever done this? Your sitting around talking with some friends and they are admiring your cross stitch. Out comes the words" My daughter has a cross stitch that she started years ago and she never did finish it." Before you think out of your mouth comes the words - "Tell her to bring it to me and I will see if I can finish it." Well, the piece shows up. It has been in a bag for years, the fabric is all yellowed and the needles has rusted into the fabric and there are about 40 stitches done on the whole thing. You are good friends with one of the people involved so you say - "leave it with me - no guarantees of when but I will finish it someday". I ended up buying a new piece of fabric - 14 ct. aida (not my favorite) sorted the umpteen colors and threw it in my stitching trunk. Well, it started calling my name so here is my start on this "little" piece of cross stitch that is 13" x 20."

I did get to spend several hours with Dani today. We met for breakfast and then returned to her house for some quality stitching time. Thanks Dani - it was great to see you again. See you in April.
Here is my Paradigm progress for this week. I finished Page 1 and I am now on Page 6. The large motif on the right is finished and the snail is just too cute.
The children returned from Cuba on Friday looking tanned and relaxed. We were happy to return responsibility for the children back to them. We are returning to Arizona at 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. I will not post until later in the week.

14 comments:

Carolien said...

Hello Kathy,

How sweet of you to finish that negelected pattern! Good luck with it. Your PL looks great.
Have a safe journey home!

Greetings, Carolien

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Wow...you really have done a great deed of stitching...one jewel in your crown in Heaven!! Your PL is so beautiful! Deb

Suzanne said...

You are too kind helping finish a long neglected piece of needlework. PL is looking great and I do love that little snail.

Cheryl said...

That is kind of you! Looks like a big project. Good luck!
PL is looking great.
Safe travelling back to Arizona

Vonna said...

Oh my...nope, never said those words (THANK HEAVENS!)
PL is looking SUPER!

Beatrice said...

Can't say that I have..At least not for Stitching. Now 'finishing' is another thing. Hmm the sewing machine comes to mind. lol.
I'm glad your children made it home safe and sound tanned and rested.
It was good you got to see Dani.
Have a safe trip home and let me know when you get there.
Love to you both!

Beatrice said...

By the way, that is a real cute piece! if we ever need a little animal we know where to get one. You've made great headway.

Lelia said...

Oh man, you are too nice to finish up the abandoned project. Nice progress on Paradigm!!

Enjoy the day

Barbara said...

Nope, I can't picture myself ever saying anything like that! LOL! But good for you - you've made some real progress!!

And now I bet you're ready for some rest. I hope your return to AZ is uneventful!

Itching To Stitch said...

How nice of your to offer to stitch the piece for your friends daughter. PL is still gorgeous ;)

tkdchick said...

I was so happy to see you! You've gotten so much stitching done during you time up here!

Hazel said...

You got a lot done. Loving your progress on pl. xx

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

BT-DT- Got the t-shirt! I currently have a WIP in my stitching bag that is a family friends that may or may not get completed in 2008.
Glad to hear you had a wonderful time with Dani, I do as well when we are together!

Michelle said...

That's really sweet of you to do that. I did finish a snowman piece for someone at work because her sister quit when she was halfway done. Your PL is looking gorgeous! Love the snail!