Wednesday, January 13, 2021

It's Not A Lot....


 But It Is Progress....

I Can't Show it to you yet, Dear Readers, but I finished drawing the Christmas Card last Sunday! I got it printed on Tuesday and mailed the copies to my Family before sunset the same day. As soon as I hear from my Mother that she has her card, I can then post a picture here. So it is up to the US mail service which this year has given new meaning to the term "snail mail"! The package I sent them for Christmas took three times as long as usual to reach them, arriving the day after Christmas. I really don't blame the good postal workers, they have been working bravely and steadily throughout this crazy year.... but they were overwhelmed by the amount of things people wanted "delivered" this year. So we will see. Maybe I will be able to show you the Card next week. Until then you will have to put up with another Tiny update on the Christmas Tree Skirt. It has been very soothing during the past tumultuous week to be able to just pick it up and add a few stitches! Nothing Fancy... no creativity involved! And that is all I have managed to do!

Soon I will be done with the sky blue and will move on
 to the White snow around the edges.
I can't tell you how much I love this little Village!
So there you have it, Dear Readers,
 It is Not a Lot.... but it is All I have to show... 
and it is Progress!


  1. Congratulations for finishing the postcard. I'm looking forward to see the photo on your blog.
    Stay safe!
    Hugs, Drora

  2. It is good to hear that you have finished the Christmas card! I am happy for you. I look forward to seeing it and I am sure I am not the only one!

    In the Netherlands, we sometimes say when something progresses much slower than anticipated or unexpectedly needs a lot more work; "well at least it keeps you of the street." You will reach the finish of this project sticch by stitch.


  3. I can't wait to see your latest Christmas card, Betsy, but I know by now: I'll wait patiently ;)!! I'm sure it must be a special....especially this one of the year 2020.
    Seen my last blog post (I quote you: "with nearly nothing to show"), I have to agree with Huibrecht: "it kept me of the street", especially now our hard lockdown has been extended with three more weeks. But for me it's the same old song: I am in selfisolation already since the start of the pandemic, so....for me nothing changed ;)!
    Say safe, take care, dear Betsy.
    Warm hugs, Ilona

  4. Que ganas de ver tu última tarjeta de Navidad!! Espero que ya pronto tu madre la tenga en sus manos y puedas mostrarla!
    El cielo azul ya va cubriendo todo el pequeño pueblo, pronto comenzará a nevar!

  5. I can´t wait to see your card, I am sure it will be very special. Take care xxx

  6. ... even my New Years wishes are late.. Happy New Year Betsy.
    No doubt this years Christmas card is a fabulously special as the previous if not more.
    The beauty of stitching is that it is so soothing - needle in, needle out. It may not feel like you are doing much in each 'sitting' but that is ok.
    Take care, Stay safe,
    Anna x

  7. It looks like a lot to me! It's beautiful.

  8. Well done on getting your card printed and sent out - can’t wait to see the pic! And also you should be proud of your tree skirt. It really is gorgeous.

  9. Fingers crossed the mail will make a good and above all fast job... I'm really looking forward to see your Christmas card. It's always a highlight for me seeing what's on it and trying to discover all the fabulous details you've put in there. Put I will patiently wait until your Mom gives you a "Go!"... and will remember that anticipating is already a big joy in advance. But I really hope that the anticipating time regarding my Christmas package to you would finally be over... *censored comments*

    According to me you've made a lot of progress... and what could be better than a growing sky! *smile* It's really fascinating how the background brings the design to shine and makes the tiny motifs stand out. Keep on stitching and making lots of progress!


  10. A small masterpiece. How much patience and good eyesight it takes.