Sunday, March 30, 2008

Progress Report

Things have been going very smoothly with my latest project - a Little House Needleworks freebie called "Thankful." I've been stitching it over 1 on 28 count linen and it's been a very enjoyable little piece to stitch up. And I mean "little" literally!

I've finished everything except the words. The design says "Thankful for Ewe" but I haven't quite decided if I want to stitch that phrase or something else depending on what I put in the finished tin to give to my sister. Hm. I haven't decided yet on what exactly to make the tin for. I need to give that some more thought. In the meantime, here's the design stitched up without any words:

I've really enjoyed stitching this 1/1. It's been very tedious but the effect is fantastic! It's so precious. I can't wait to give my first tin finishing a try.

Lately it feels like the weekends have been busier and crazier than the weekdays! Last weekend we had a memorial for my FIL, the Easter vigil, and then Easter. This weekend we had a mass and funeral for my FIL yesterday and then DH's cousin had her first Holy Communion today. I need a weekend just to recover from my weekends! Next weekend Cuddle Bug and I are going to visit my twin sister in Illinois. It's "siblings weekend" on campus where my sister is in graduate school. DH will be sleeping in next weekend. I won't be so lucky. But he was kind enough to let me sleep in late this morning and he even made me breakfast. They don't come better than my hubby :)


Michele said...

what a sweet piece .. can't wait to see it all finished up on the tin.

hope your weekends slow down a bit soon for you :)

lena-lou said...

This is looking fab and is exactly how I will be stitching this design when I eventually get it done. Enjoy doing your tin finish. I have only done one tin and thoroughly enjoyed it.

staci said...

So adorable! Wonderful stitching :) I finished my tin yesterday...and I'm not very good with glue, messy!

Can't wait to see your tin, I'm sure it'll be fab!

Emily said...

Your stitching looks great! Thanks for all your comments on my blog. :)

Beatrice said...

I hope you had a great weekend.
The little tin cover is very cute!.
Also the fun part is eating the Altoids. Cinnamon is my favoite. Do you think they have any Idea what we do with their
Enjoy finishing it!

DaisyGirl said...

Thanks for your concern, it's hard having a military family. My nephew who's gonna be stationed in NY is very lucky. I pretty much raised him these last 5 years, so I call him my own. Your one over one looks awesome! Great job stitching. I love stitching over one but it is hard on the eyes!
Take care,

Sharon said...

Looks wonderful Kim! I can't wait to see it finished!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful job on your over one stitch.

Sally said...

This is looking beautiful Kim.

Michelle said...

Oh your little tin is going to be adorable! I love the little sheep!