Saturday, September 12, 2009

Progress and Something Pretty

There has been progress this week on the high waist pants from my Fall Sewing Plan. This is the front with the pocket:

Not a lot of progress, but I've been taking it slowly and working on them here and there during the week. I hope to get a big chunk done this weekend, but I'm not going to sweat it.

And not to stress anyone out or anything, but Christmas is right around the corner. Now is the time to start working on gifts and decorations, and to start shopping, if you haven't already.

This is a little tiny piece I stitched back in 2001. It's high time I finished it up into a little Christmas ornament, don't you think? The motifs on this piece come from the Christmas Memories sampler from Just Nan. This little ornament was included in the sampler leaflet. It's 2.5" by 2.75" stitched on antique white evenweave, in DMC floss, metallic thread, and Thread Gatherer Silk 'N Colors. It features tiny, backstitched gingerbread men and angels (my favorite parts) a tree decorated with metallic gold, packages wrapped in shiny gold, and it's sprinkled with tiny gold beads and pearls. I can't wait to get it made up and see it on my Christmas tree this year. It's been lying in a drawer, forgotten for eight years!
I've spent the early part of the day sorting and organizing some of my needlework stash. (I had no idea I had so many skeins of Caron Waterlilies!) and now it's time to sew. I'm going to work on the pants for a while, and I may cut out a knit dress.


Vicki W said...

Gee, thanks for the reminder! LOL! I have some hardanger ornaments that I made forever ago. The embroidery is done but they are still not ornaments. They wouldn't go on my tree. I suppose I need to find someone who has a tree they would fit!

julia said...

Yeah, I'm trying to get Halloween out of the way so I can start thinking about Christmas!

Kyle said...

Oh no Christmas!!