And Back To Work....
Well, Dear Readers, the Excitement of Travel is behind me now. I made it out to see my Folks and we had a Wonderful time, but it always feels much too short and passes so quickly! And yes, I have already begun another Ten leafy stems for the Summer Lilac Bush! I plan to ignore all the evidence of the Changing (or Changed!) Seasons and will just keep working on the Summer Lilac Shrub until it looks the way I want it to!
I got as far as adding the leaves to the stems before
my fatigue caught up with me.
(Traveling 2300 miles (more or less) there and back again is not easy!)
As you can imagine, I made sure to bring with me
a mini-project or two that I could work on
while visiting with my family.
It was during last year's trip that I started stitching
on the Snowy Village Christmas stocking,
so it seems appropriate that I was able to finish it this year!
I still have to cut it out and attach it to the backing,
but the petit-point is finished.
I do Love how it turned out!
(And only one noticeable mistake!)
I am sure you will not be surprised
that I brought along another kit to make
because they are so small and pack up easily.
It is another Janet Granger Christmas Stocking...
this time it is Santa, or Father Christmas.
I spent a lovely day with my Mom, Dear Readers,
while she knitted socks
and I made tiny petit-point stitches
and we chatted and napped and had tea and cookies!
Of course, these stockings are a bit more challenging than they look!
The tricky part is in counting the threads properly
between one part and the next!
I ended up pulling out the stitches for one section more than once!
And I know it doesn't look like much, but this is how far I got....
And yes, I have found a mistake in the counting
that I will not be able to undo!
I will have to work around it...
I think it will be okay in the end.
So that is as far as I got, Dear Readers,
Thousands of miles there and back again,
And Precious hours spent together
Stitching and knitting.
And even though I miss them dearly....
It is good to be back to work again.