Saturday, May 9, 2009
Back To Some Stitching
It's been awhile since I've tackled anything creative and it's actually good to take a break. Like when hubby and I work on the crossword puzzle in our local newspaper. We only get so far and then we have to walk away. When we come back to it, we see the clues and answers with fresh eyes and it all comes together. So it is with my stitching as well.
Above is one of three ornaments I started before my break. I finished it this morning. You get to see it without the ribbon hanger because it photographed better this way.
We had some cousins and a another couple (friends of the cousins) visit us from Estonia. We had a most wonderful time and did things that I only do when we have out of town visitors. A trip to Niagara Falls and a bus ride into Toronto to have lunch at the revolving restaurant on top of the CN Tower were the highlights. I wish we could have had more days together but they had to travel on to the U.S. to Miami and Nashville and New Orleans, I think.
The home renovations which I had hoped would be completed by now haven't even started. Our contractor friend is a very busy fellow. It looks like things will get underway next week (fingers crossed). I will post pics once that's done.
My plan as far as my creative endeavours go, is to finish up the two ornaments that are in progress and then to try out some new ideas. One of the ideas is to make some lawn ornaments out of wood and hope that I don't injure myself in the process. Saws, nails and hammers and I aren't the best of friends.