I just can't manage to post on Mondays. I've started going to exercise class to make sure to get my steps in and then I clean bathrooms until I have to leave to see Dylan. So for now, no posts on Monday. Dylan beat me at chess and checkers yesterday.
I was very excited when I saw the next two projects for the Spring Casket Keepsakes.
I love them! They are flowers. There is a cornflower tape measure and a carnation with a tiny bag in the middle for holding a thread winder. They are darling. Of course I signed up right away. The class doesn't start until the first day of spring which is somewhere around March 21. But, if I read it right, the kit might be here next week. There looks to be a ton of detached buttonhole stitch for the flower petals. I would be scared if I hadn't made the mermaid and the winter Keepsakes. Amy Mittens directions are so good, I know I can do it with no problem. I like the challenge of her projects. They are so very interesting.
I've been feeling guilty about stuff I haven't finished. Two things especially. I started a beaded basket but I got stuck on the bottom.
I should go back and just work through and see if I can figure it out or ask a question. Then I have Along the River James half finished and I should complete it. I got bogged down trying to change the back. I should just stitch it and put it together without trying to be cute. I also have several projects that if I concentrated on them, I could finish them within a day or two. Like the Summer Flowers, or Rambling Rose. I worked on Summer Flowers yesterday and got a lot done on the back.
With just the flap left to do, I could finish this. Then I took out the offending stitches on Hampton Court. I need to try again on this one. I am so afraid of messing it up, it is hard to work on.
I printed out pictures of the classes I am taking this year and taped them to my cabinet.
It is really fun to look at the fun stuff I'm going to be stitching.