Monday, December 13, 2010

Picking Up a UFO

Last week I was very much looking forward to the weekend so I could work on the Burda Cover Dress. Unfortunately, I fell prey to a nasty stomach bug on Friday afternoon and I was pretty much wiped out for the whole weekend. I felt too bad to even think about sewing.

Luckily, by Sunday afternoon I was finally starting to feel almost normal again. It was too late to drag out a full blown sewing project, so I pulled out this little UFO instead. Remember Cider House Garden?
I already had quite a bit done, but yesterday I finished backstitching the apple baskets and the quilts. I also finished the fence at the bottom and started on the greenery below it. I added the trees on either side of the house, filled in the barrels in front of the house and added a round of green cross stitches to the roof.

Here's a close-up of the greenery below the fence. I just need to add the pumpkins and it will be done!

I also pulled this sweet little piece out. I think I've shared this before. It's a Christmas design by Just Nan. I need to finish this up as an ornament and hang it on the tree. As you can see from the date stitched on it, it's only been waiting for 9 years to be completed!

I do plan to get back to the cover dress soon, but the stitching bug has ahold of me and I'm going to just see where it takes me.

Happy sewing!


MushyWear said...

I wish I could be so patient to make something like these. They bring such an element of warmth and coziness to a home. Glad you are feeling better.

Karin said...

Absolutely! Keep stitching while you have a head of steam! Otherwise you might wait another nine years. I have a sample 1/4 finished that has been languishing for 10 years...oh the shame!

Brigitte said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.
I love the ornaments you stitched lately. And Cider House Garden will soon be finished. Looking forward to seeing the progress on the Burda dress.