I cannot tell you how happy I am to have finished Baby Garden! I am really pleased with the way it turned out, and I think it will be stunning framed. I’ll go searching for a frame soon so that I can mail it off for Christmas. I had a few issues with it near the end, mostly because I was anxious to finish I think. Half of the fence had to be ripped out and restitched because I had one stitch that went over three instead of over two, and it threw everything else off. That bottom row of green rice stitches had to be stitched twice because the first time I stitched it in the wrong color green. Although tempted to leave it, I felt like if it was worth stitching, it was worth doing right. So, I pulled that out and restitched. All finished on Saturday, but the majority of that last band was stitched during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Here’s a closeup of the last band. I love the bird’s nest.
I plan to focus now on finishing the rest of my Christmas stitching, which is my Shepherd’s Bush ornaments and the 2nd Day ornament for Eric. So, in the interest of doing that – on Saturday, I also finished up the seventh of eight ornaments.
Just one more to go, and then I’ll be finishing this up into a wallhanging.
Although I have a lot more WIPs to finish, I’ve decided to start a new piece in January. I think I’ve chosen the piece, but I’ll keep it a surprise for now! Last year I really missed having a new start for January 1st. There seems like so much to do between now and the time we leave for NY. I’m really looking forward to it, but nervous at the same time. Hopefully when we get back, I’ll be able to relax, enjoy my holidays and stitch on something for me. So, now I just have to get everything finished before the 8th!!
Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and a wonderful weekend.
Walk to Rivendell: Ground becomes damp. Entering western edge of Midgewater Marshes. (Total Miles Walked 178.75)
I am grateful for a big finish and Thanksgiving parades!