With the Stitchery Crossover course now up and running, my mind is already planning the next project for the online class series. In fact, I already have a couple sample blocks under way. And I'm REALLY excited about them!
Can't wait to share more about them, in fact. However . . .
As enjoyable as my work projects are, they still are 'work' - things I gotta do so I can pay the bills.
Sometimes, it's important to make time for non-work work.
So over the Thanksgiving break, I stepped away from the computer (mostly) and pulled out this chart I've had for a while. And started stitchin'.
I got the chart and the 32-count green fabric quite some time ago. I love the playful characters built into each CHRISTMAS letter. I doubt that I'll have this project done for Christmas this year. But there's always next year. And I kinda like the way the project can be broken down letter by letter. Once the Puffy Pin Cushions are done, maybe I'll commit to one letter per week until this one is done.
Of course, I'm going to do something to pull in a crossed-over border, but I'm not going to worry about that yet. . .
Over the holiday weekend, I was happy to just stitch with no deadline nor ulterior motive.
The pattern is from the Cross-eyed Cricket. I found this site that has a bunch of the 'lettered' charts from this particular designer. Scroll down a bit to find the Merry Christmas one, if you're interested. Aside from the Merry Christmas chart, I especially like the Sugar Cookies, too! (I may have to indulge!)
Whenever I finish this piece, I think it might be nice to hang it from the front of my mantle for the holidays. It's a fake gas fireplace that we never use, so I wouldn't be adding a fire hazard to the living room.
Speaking of fireplaces. Somewhere in the heat of summer, I noticed that I never put away the Nativity figures last Christmas season.
Doesn't that just figure? 2020 strikes again!
For what it's worth. I 'only' managed to buy two things during the process of writing this newsletter - a couple of the King Arthur scone mixes and, between the point at which I referenced it above and here, that Sugar Cookies chart is ordered. 'Tis the season!
How is your will power? Are you making time for that project just for you this holiday season? Quilty? Stitchy? A bit of both?
Puffy Pin Cushion #36
Can you find the minty pinwheel block at the base of this puffy?
This one really plays with your brain and your vision! White and green prints with white and greenish threads.
4 puffies to go! . . . Yippee!
Make your own four-patch pin cushions. For the step-by-step tutorial, jump over to the blog and scroll down to the first Puffy Fours post from March 5. That's when I started, about the same time the world was shutting down. And that'll bring you to the beginning of the four-part tutorial.