Wow!  For a retired person I sure have been busy.  My business is picking up a bit, including designings a couple websites.  It takes time to get them going, lots of fiddling around with pictures, resizing, and content.  And I started a new part-time job at the local fabric and yarn shop.  Boy was I tired last night when I got home from my first full day.  But it was lots of fun! 
I have been stitching in the evenings and some afternoons.  I have decided to work on the BIG cross stitch project in the afternoons and save evenings for smaller things that don't take so much concentration (DH expects me to be watching TV with him).  I did finish a WIP a couple nights ago.
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I picked this kit up at a garage sale early last summer and thought it looked like a fun project and the price was right - I think it was all of $.50, maybe a dollar.  Everything was there and I got busy sorting the floss colors right away.  After finishing all the crosses, the daunting task of outlining began.  So many lines on the pattern was confusing but eventually it got done.  In looking back, I think I should have done some of the outlining as I finished a section then I wouldn't have put it off and the picture would have been finished much sooner.

< A cute little pot of flowers I found in a craft magazine.  It will make a cute journal cover.

A progress report on my BIG >
project.  I'm almost halfway thru the 2nd page of directions.  The holes you see need a color I don't have.  As soon as I get it I can fill them in.
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I know it's January but my cherry tomato plant seems to be so happy taking over the dining room table that it keeps giving me little tomatoes.  I don't have the heart to get rid of it when it's doing this well. 

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And finally a day early,  my ORT jar picture for TUSAL.  I can't believe how many old ratty threads I've collected this month.  If you're wondering about ORT's and TUSAL check out this link.

1/24/2012 00:09:29

Your stitching looks great! You've done a lot of stitching in January. Way to go.

Vickie
1/24/2012 01:05:22

Thanks Meari, I'm glad you stopped by to look.

Denise Aboushoushah
1/24/2012 03:33:06

Lovely stitching I personally am not a fan of back stitching and even have a UFO or two which just need back stitching to finish them

Vickie
1/24/2012 23:50:39

Thanks, Denise. If not for the backstitching, this UFO would have been finished 3 mo. ago. :)


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    Vickie Morgan

    I'm a retired music teacher always looking for outlets to satisy my creative needs.  Here in the mountains of Colorado, nature provides lots of inspiration.

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