Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Small Finish and a WIP

I am having one of those "feeling like a grown-up" weeks. My older daughter graduated from Kindergarten this week. Even though Kindergarten is not what it was when I was a child (remember play time & naps-GONE) it still feels like a big milestone. By the way, did you have homework in Kindergarten? I certainly did not but my daughter sure did, sometimes taking an hour or so to complete.

For an end of the year present I decided to put my new hobby to use and made a little piece for the teacher. I used a free pattern from, duh, Just a very simple red apple and I added some text in back stitch around it. I put it a little magnet frame and voila, my third finish.

I have also started work on the New York Mets logo that my husband asked me to make. I am using Gentle Art Sampler Thread in Bittersweet for the Orange and will use Crescent Colors Granny Annie for the blue (c'mon package carrying thread-come to mommy). I am stitching it on 16 ct Fiddlers Cloth. I have not yet decided whether or not I will just leave it as is or stitch the background portions of white that the pattern called for. This is what I have so far:


Nancy said...

Looks like you are jumping in with both feet with this new hobby! So far your projects are very nice and the Mets picture looks great! Welcome to the group and hope to see more of your work! Nancy M

Ginnie said...

What a lovely little present for the teacher. Something to treasure.

Meari said...

Congrats on your 3rd finish, and on your DD completing kindergarten.