Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stitching and Healing

I decided to start small and recuperate from surgery last week by stitching tiny projects, then as my Vicodin is reduced, work up to something more challenging. These were the easiest kits I had on hand, and they worked up very quickly.
Except for the name I actually had the stitching done on the cardinal a long time ago. I decided to give it to my sister, so I personalized and finished it in about 1/2 hour. BTW My family rarely reads my blog, so this should still be a surprise present. lol Now I just have to decide who gets the other two, then I'll make them up as well. 8)
I bought this wool pincushion kit at the The Quilted Apple in Phoenix this past fall. Everyone is right, wool is really fun to work with. I made it yesterday. I think it turned out adorable. I'm planning to give it to Larry's Grandma; she's 99 years old and still loves to make and receive handmade crafts.
BTW I have proof now that needlework kits don't "go bad". The sticker on the Christmas stocking cross-stitch kits read 1990. I still remember buying them at the Art Galleries at Bahia Mar on Padre Island. I was 29 then and they cost $1.50 each. Those days are GONE, but the kits live on. 8)

5 comments:

Annelies vdB said...

Wow, you did a lot.
I wish you a speedy recovery !

Barb said...

I am sorry, didn't know you were having surgery, hope you are back up to speed in no time. Enjoyed your stitching...

jnbjourney said...

Glad you have things to keep you busy as you heal! And thanks a bunch for all the blog love! We are doing great and I will be back to work in January. It is going to be so hard to leave my boys again!! Maybe one day I'll be able to get back to sewing/crocheting....

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Susan... Well, I hope you feel better real soon... You have been busy and it is great to have small things to do when you are recovering.... I just love the diffrent stockings you made and the pillow is stupendous... I have not tryed wool yet.. Maybe one day.. Get well... :)

Micki said...

I hope that you feel better soon! That kit for the pincushion is so cute!
Micki